The Bear Trail (1.7km)
We cannot promise you will see actual bears in town, but it has been known to happen.
The trail and the town theme were inspired by the fact that this region has a high density of black bears. A bronze statue of Duke, one of the largest recorded black bears in Manitoba, is located, courtesy of a community benefactor, in the Rossburn Memory Park just opposite the start point.
Take your children along and get them to see how many bears they can spot on the signs along the way!
The route does take you past the Lions Manor, but sorry, no tigers, although you may encounter some other striped creatures along the way.
If you’re not in a hurry, see how many species of animals/birds you can spot.
- STARTat the junction of Main Street and Victoria Avenue E, outside the Co-op store.
- Head east along Victoria Avenue to the junction of Veterans Drive (0.15km)
- Turn left along Veterans Drive, past the skating rink, to Manor Drive (0.44km)
- Continue north along Manor Drive to the junction with Main Street (1.00km)
- Turn south on Main Street and return to the starting point (1.70km)
The Memory Trail (1.78km)
Follow the Memory Trail and learn some of the history of the people of
Starting at the War Memorial, you will see a tribute to the founder of our town,
Richard Rose Ross, on the other side of Victoria Avenue. The memorial itself contains the names of those who gave their lives in the two World Wars, so that we may live as we do today.
Next you will come to a segment of the Rossburn Subdivision Trail which follows the old railway line, without which there would have been no town. Sadly, the railway is gone, but the line is now part of the Trans Canada Trail that extends across the country from one coast to the other, if you are feeling energetic that is!
You will then reach old Lions Park, which has been dedicated as the George Phelps Flag Park. If you have your children with you, can they name all the flags on the masts? Can you?
After a while you will come to the Rossburn and District Health Centre and Care Home with its memory gardens and memory tree sited there. Take a moment to look at the plants and maybe stop for a chat with one of the residents in the garden.
Back on Victoria Avenue you will pass the Ukrainian Catholic Church, a reminder of the multicultural nature of the community.
End your journey at the beautiful Memory Gardens and the Magnificent Arch, with the names of loved ones from near and far engraved upon it. Enjoy the peaceful waterfall in the summer and the array of colours of flowers lovingly planted and maintained by the Petal Pushers while you look on at the regal birdhouse and local birds.
- START at the War Memorial at the junction of Main Street and Victoria Avenue W.
- Go west to the junction with the Trans Canada Trail.
- Turn left onto the Trans Canada Trail and follow it to Provincial Road 264 (0.31km)
- Cross the highway and turn left along Provincial Road 264 to Parkview Drive (0.49km)
- Turn right onto Parkview Drive and continue to Victoria Avenue E (1.22km)
- Turn left along Victoria Avenue back to the War Memorial (1.78km)
The Activity Trail (2.55km)
The Activity Trail starts at the Town Hall, by the Founder Stone. The Town Hall or Community Hall is the site of many activities for all ages, both winter and summer, and is used for walking groups in the harsh winter months when the trails may not be accessible.
From here you will go along Main Street to Manitoba Avenue, the site of the Rossburn Fitness Centre. Here you can use our well-equipped exercise area. Call the Municipal Office at 204-859-2779 for membership details.
A quick trip across Centennial Road takes you to the metal bridge in Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Park and onto the Rossburn Subdivision Trail. Here you’ll find outdoor fitness equipment you can use free of charge.
Following the trail north, you will go through to the Agri Rec Centre, where activities from curling to concerts take place, as well as horse riding events, and soccer.
Continuing brings you to the basketball court and the Rossburn Collegiate High School. Finished with your plastic water bottle? Drop it off at the Recycling Centre, or better still refill it at home.
Back on Main Street you will pass near the Ukrainian National Home, another venue for activities. Continue until you are back at the Community Hall, but don’t forget to see what’s happening in our area at the notice board.
- START at the Town Hall by the Founder Stone.
- Go north along Main Street to Manitoba Avenue and turn left (0.15km)
- Cross Centennial Avenue and the bridge in Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Park to the Trans Canada Trail (0.36km)
- Follow the Trans Canada Trail north past Crocus Avenue to the Agri Rec Centre (1.0km)
- Proceed past the old racetrack and high school to Main Street (1.64)
- Turn south on Main Street and return to the Town Hall (2.55km)
Centennial Trail (4.3km)
The Centennial Trail is quite simply an amalgamation of the other three trails, using the outermost part of each. As such it is the only one that does not start on the crossroads. Walk along any of the marked trails and you will also see the Centennial Trail signs. If you come to a junction with another trail, you can simply follow the other signs instead.
- START at the Town Hall by the Founder Stone.
- Centennial Trail is an amalgamation of the other three trails, using the outermost part of each. The trail intersects with the other trails at:
o Victoria Avenue West/Trans Canada Trail- Links to Memory and Activity Trails
o Main Street at junction of Manor Drive (High School End)- Links to Activity and Bear Trails
o Veterans Drive with Victoria Avenue East- Links to Bear and Memory Trails
View the brochure as a PDF Here.