MEDIA RELEASE: Video Recorded & Photographed TERRAIN: Trails & Paths DIFFICULTY: Novice
REQUIRED: 4-RSVP Participants; Water RECOMMENDED: Head/neck wear; Gloves; Change of shirt for ride home
OPTIONAL: Hiking poles Home Shuttle Service ($0.50 KM out of the way; on the way FREE)
We meet around 1 PM in Tim Hortons (935 Headmaster Row), drive at 1:15 PM to Silver Spring Park off Camsel Ave (adjacent to 59 hwy).
*Please comment below if you plan to meet us directly at the hiking location.
POINTS OF INTEREST: Once the largest hill in the area, this 73 hectares and 21 meters deep glacial esker, formed of fluvial sediments, was dug by CP Rail, provided gravel for the transcontinental railway back in the 1870s. The City of Winnipeg purchased the quarry and used the gravel for roads and house foundations. The Swistun family purchased the quarry, and transformed it into a habitat showpiece for the community in the mid-1980s, adding topsoil, native grasses, more than 1,200 trees and shrubs, and built a causeway to an island on the lake. The south slope is a popular tobogganing site in winter.
Participants are required to fill out the registration form and media release. Registration forms are provided at the event, or you may print and fill it out prior to your arrival: https://outdooradventure.org/registration