The Rossburn Subdivision trail runs 172 km / 107 miles long, from Russell to Neepawa via Angusville, Rossburn, Oakburn, Elphinstone, Erickson, Clanwilliam and Bethany. This section follows the abandoned rail line from Russell to Neepawa, passing through Silverton, Angusville, Birdtail, Waywayseecappo, Rossburn, Vista, Oakburn, Menzie, Elphinstone, Sandy Lake, Rackham, Erickson, Clanwilliam, and Bethany.
There are several hot spots for bird watching, as well as wild life viewing areas. For example, beautiful Beaufort Lake, just west of the Town of Sandy Lake is a great place to watch for wildlife, especially birds. You can see great horned owls, great blue heron, cormorants and gulls, to name a few.
There are many stunning viewpoints to enjoy. Moving west to east, the first such viewpoint is located between Angusville and Rossburn, followed by the one at Dancing Bird Lake, then just past Erickson and finally the Windy Viewpoint that is located where the Desjarlais Trail intersects with the Trans Canada Trail.
The Rossburn Subdivision trail offers unlimited opportunities for nature lovers, artists, historians, photographers, cyclists and explorers. Our trails are as varied as the multicultural makeup of our region.
This section of the trial is suitable for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and horse drawn wagons adventures.
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Adventures / Events
Experience a new adventure on the Rossburn Subdivision trail!
Whether you choose to spend an afternoon exploring nature and getting some exercise, or a cycling trip following the Trans Canada Trail, this site will serve to assist you in organizing your outing.
All of these Trail Adventures are guaranteed to give you a new appreciation of magnificent trails network of trails and pathways in our region.
Location of the Rossburn trail in Manitoba
Overview of the Rossburn trail
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Organizations and partners are promoting the use and development of recreational trails for the benefit and enjoyment of all Manitobans and visitors to our province.
Town of Rossburn
Town of Russell
RM of Harrison
Town of Erikson
Town of Neepawa
Asessippi Parkland Tourism
Accommodation / Amenities
• Assessippi Inn
• Azee Sunset Lodge
• Boulton Manor
• Russell Inn
• Sanderson’s Hill Bed & Breakfast
• Jolly Lodger Motel
• The Hub Hotel, Russel
• Russell Peace Park
Angusville/RM of Silver Creek:
• Silver Creek B&B (Anne Main), RM of Silver Creek
• Big Grass Cabins, RM of Silver Creek
• Angusville Campground (unserviced)
• Silver Beach Campground
Waywayseecappo First Nation
• Waywayseecappo Inn
• Behind the Inn
• 9 Finger Ranch, www.9fingerranch.com ph: 204-859-2497
• Rossburn Hotel, 31 Centennial ph: 204-859-2561
• Maple Grove B&B, www.bedandbreakfast.mb.ca/listing.php?id=maplegrove ph: 204-859-2930 or 204-859-3064
• Country Comfort B&B, ph: 204-859-2267
• Rosy Apple Cottage B&B, www.rosyapplecottage.ca ph: 204-859-2551
• Rossman Lake Resort, ph: 204-859-3343
• Rossburn Lions RV Park, ph: 204-859-2762 (Town)
• Patterson Lake Campground
• Arrow Lake Campground, ph: 204-859-2561 or 204-859-3077
Rossman Yurts (yurt, cabins, camping sites), www.rossmanyurts.com ph: 204-859-2885 or 204-859-0212
• Arrow Lake Ranch Cabins & Lodge, www.arrowlakeranch.com ph: 204-859-3191
• Rolling Hills Guest Ranch
• Strathclair Hotel ph: 204-365-2527
• Lion’s Campground
Strathclair RV Park, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Sandy Lake Hotel, restaurant, bar
• Sandy Lake Lions Campground
• The Nordic Inn
• Erickson Campground, www.townoferickson.jigsy.com/recreation ph: 204-636-2431
• Bay Hill Inn & Suites
• Westway Inn Motel
• Neepawa Motel
• Highland Glen B&B
• Neepawa Lions Riverbend Park
Local community groups become ‘stewards’ or ‘caretakers’ of sections of trail and parks in their neighbourhoods. These stewardship groups are the lifeblood of the Trans Canada Trail System. They work in partnership with the municipalities to oversee trail and habitat development, maintenance and educational opportunities.
Rossburn Subdivision Trail Association
Mailing Address : RSTA, Box 268, Rossburn, MB, R0J 1V0
Board: Chair: Doreen Stapleton (RM of Harrison) Ph: (204) 585-5310
Vice-Chair: Dennis Rogasky (RM of Strathclair) Ph: (204) 625-5223
Secretary/Treasurer: Ilse Ketelsen (RM of Rossburn) Ph: (204) 859-2497
email Fax: (204) 859-3235
Tom Lawless(Honourary Board Member)
Victor Baraniuk (RM of Clanwilliam)
Shirley Kalyniuk (Town of Rossburn)
Dave Walker (Town of Erickson)
Ernie Peleshok(Municipality of Shoal Lake)
Skip Jacobson (RM of Minto)
Lyndon Shuya (Town of Russell)
Garth McTavish (RM of Silver Creek)
Michael Porrok (RM of Rosedale)