Trails & Hiking


Baldy Mountain Viewing Tower and Trail

At 831 meters, this is Manitoba’s highest elevation! It may not sound like much, but from the 12-metre observation tower you will see some magnificent views over the spruce and aspen forest to the valley below. The trail to the viewing tower has interpretive signs describing the fur trade, early inhabitants of the area, the first ranger’s cabin and information

Berry Patch

Hungry? Need a quiet place to contemplate? The Berry Patch was initiated as a Bushel of Berries Demonstration Site to showcase the many varieties of berry trees that can be grown locally. Flanking CNR Station, this English-style garden features numerous types of berries, fruit trees and perennials, making it one of Dauphin’s hidden treasures. 1st Avenue NW

CN Park

Once the hub of Dauphin, the Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) Station provided a vital link for settlers immigrating to the Parkland region. Adjacent to the station, CN Park in turn provided a respite for weary travelers. Today you can enjoy the meandering path as it takes you through a variety of perennial grasses and flowerbeds. 101-1st Avenue NW

Communities in Bloom

Dauphin is proud participant in the Communities in Bloom program, and was a National 5-bloom winner in 2008 and finalist in 2007! Whether you are in Dauphin in summer or winter, you will notice the efforts of the countless volunteers who strive to make our town beautiful. Click here to download our Communities in Bloom Community Profile Book!

Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Can you claim to have summited Manitoba’s highest peak? Add this one to your bucket list! Duck Mountain has some of the clearest, bluest lakes anywhere and has been a popular tourist destination for years. Activities include back or front country camping, fishing, canoeing / kayaking, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, scuba diving, and quadding. Childs Lake, Wellman Lake, Singush Lake and

Gartmore Park

One of Dauphin’s original parks, this quaint neighborhood park is the ideal place for family gatherings, meetings or picnics. Just down the way (north on Main St) is coffee creations. Grab a coffee and a book and enjoy! Corner of Main Street & 6th Avenue SW

Hidden Valley Sanctuary

As special as its name suggests, Hidden Valley Sanctuary offers hiking, fishing, snowshoeing and a picnic area to provide an excellent opportunity for viewing and listening to the sounds of wildlife. Gordon Mitchell was once a trapper, an avid naturalist and photographer. He donated the site to the Manitoba Wildlife Federation to share with Dauphin.

Hiking, Biking and Everything in Between

Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP) is a unique mix of habitats characteristic of eastern, western and northern Canada. This intersection forms a diverse pattern of forests, grasslands and valleys allowing for a variety of mammals such as black bears, moose, elk, wolves and coyotes. The park has over 400km of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and horse packers. Most of

Meadowlark Park

Tennis anyone? Discover Dauphin’s little-known second largest urban park! Four tennis courts and two beach volleyball courts are the draw for the well-treed grounds, or the lit trail that winds through it is ideal for a leisurely stroll. There is plenty of space for a private picnic, and washroom facilities are available. Tennis passes are available by calling (204) 622-3150

Pioneer Park

Purchased from CP Railroad by the Dauphin Agricultural Society, this was the original site of the Dauphin Agricultural Fairs from 1897 until 1953. Located behind Parkland Crossing, Pioneer Park offers large green spaces, picnic areas, and a Pioneer Memorial Cairn: a lasting tribute to the tremendous human effort of the men and women who built an agricultural base for future

Riding Mountain UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

The richness of the area surrounding Riding Mountain National Park is more than just farmland and trees. In 1986, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated area as the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve in 1986, one of only 15 such reserves in Canada. This special designation singles out the importance of better approaches to conservation and sustainable

Urban Parks

Vermillion Park & Walking Trail: This gorgeous green canopy and wetland environment will make you forget that you are just a short walk from downtown! Ducks and turtles flourish in the oxbow river, while across the park the Vermillion River continues its modern day route through the city. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the 3 km lit trail during any season:

Vermillion Park Sportsplex

This scenic legacy of the 2004 Manitoba Games has become the heart of summer recreation in Dauphin. The Vermillion Park Sportsplex is Dauphin’s newest outdoor recreational facility and was constructed as the new home for the community’s soccer and rugby clubs for years to come. Thanks to the TSN Kraft Celebration Tour contest which Dauphin won in 2009, a $25,000