Trails Conditions & Advisories

Updated June 3, 2021


  • Practice physical distancing at all times.  Keep two metres away from people not in your household.  Be aware of gathering size restrictions. 
  • All trail shelters and backcountry cabins are closed.
  • Bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.  Washrooms along trails are not regularly maintained. 
  • Practice Leave No Trace at all times and keep pets on short leash.
  • Review the COVID-19 Information for Park Visitors for updates before any park visits.

Advisories & Closures:

Backcountry Travel & Fire Restrictions: Check for campfire and backcountry travel restrictions before visiting parks and trails.  Be aware of wildfire danger levels and be careful with campfires, when permitted.

Limited Parking at High Use Trails
The trails listed below are experiencing very high use and have limited parking on weekends.  Please avoid parking along roads and highways, which can be unsafe for pedestrians and motorists.  Best time to visit to avoid crowds is during weekdays, or early weekend mornings.

  • Birds Hill Provincial Park: Cedar Bog, Chickadee
  • Spruce Woods Provincial Park: Spirit Sands, Marshs Lake
  • Whiteshell Provincial Park: Bear Lake, Centennial Trail to Lower Falls (Hanson Creek), Hunt Lake, Pine Point Rapids, McGillivray Falls.

Pisew Falls to Kwasitchewan Falls Hiking Trail
Due to a blow down, there are numerous fallen trees crossing the Kwasitchewan Trail. The trail is passable but expect to climb around fallen trees that cross the trail and allow for additional time.

Hunt Lake Trail - Whiteshell Provincial Park
Improvements to the trailhead and staging area are underway.  Construction is occurring at Hunt lake trailhead on bypass trail as well as parking area from June 7-11. The trail remains open to the public however, exercise extreme caution when entering construction zone as heavy machinery and workers will be present. Work includes a parking lot expansion, the addition of a non-modern washroom, and re-routing the first section of trail away from the cottage block road. Details here.