Trails Conditions & Advisories


  • 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.

Spring conditions have arrived across Manitoba.  Winter trail grooming has ended.  Expect wet conditions.  Melting snowpack will be icy – use caution when hiking trails.

Advisories & Closures:

Limited Parking at High Use Trails – Whiteshell Provincial Park
The trails listed below are experiencing very high use and have limited parking on weekends.  Please avoid parking on PR 307 and PTH 44, as these are narrow roads without shoulders, which can be unsafe for pedestrians and motorists.  Best time to visit to avoid crowds is during weekdays, or early weekend mornings.  If parking lots are full, please park in the additional locations identified:

  • Bear Lake/Hansons Creek - Additional parking at the Frances Lake Canoe Route staging area, south side of PTH44.
  • Hunt Lake - Additional parking in the West Hawk townsite.
  • Pine Point Rapids - additional parking along Road ER 31, located west of the trailhead on PR307.  Hike 0.4km to the trailhead from ER31 along the Trans Canada Trail.
  • McGillivray Falls - additional parking at Caddy Lake.  Access McGillivray Falls Self-guiding Trail via Centennial Trail/Blue Highway Trail.

Alternatively, you can hike other trails away from the crowds.  The park has numerous spectacular trails, such as Amisk, Alf Hole, Cabin Lake, Jessica Lake-Rainbow Falls, Falcon Creek, Foresters Footsteps, or Whiteshell River.

Kwasitchewan Falls Trail CLOSED – Pisew Falls Provincial Park – February 22, 2021
The Kwasitchewan Falls Trail is closed due to heavy snow and ice on the Rotary Suspension Bridge. Do not cross the bridge. The Pisew Falls walkway remains open.

Hunt Lake Trail – Whiteshell Provincial Park
Improvements to the trailhead and staging area are being undertaken in fall 2020, with construction expected to be completed by spring of 2021.  Work will include expansion of the parking lot, addition of a non-modern washroom, and re-routing the first section of trail away from the cottage block road.  The trail will remain open through construction, please be aware of additional signage and use caution in the area.  Details here.