Snowshoeing & Skiing


You will never be left without anything to do during the winter months in Dauphin. With so many picturesque trail options in and around Dauphin for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fatbiking and snowmobiling, this is a prime area for winter adventures! We are a hockey town, so you will always find some ice nearby and a warm place to throw on your skates. Check out Dauphin Rec Services website to see about skating times – we boast a beautiful outdoor skating oval that is free to the public in the winter months!

Vermillion Park has 3 km of beautiful trails including night skiing along fully-lit trails until 11:00 pm. Or, break your own trail on a pair of snowshoes!

Skiing in Riding Mountain National Park – Groomed and tracked trails only minutes away from Dauphin!

Hearing nothing but the rustle of the wind and the swish of your skis, seeing the sun on snow-covered aspen, pine and spruce, catching a glimpse of wildlife, savouring the opportunity to be outdoors – these are the joys that cross-country skiing has to offer! Cross-country skiing in Riding Mountain allows you to enjoy the haunting serenity of the boreal forest, the silver-barked sentinels guarding the aspen parkland, or the gnarled-limbed grandfather oak of the mixed wood deciduous forests to the east.
You can choose to visit one of the highest elevation cross-country ski sites in Manitoba at Crawford Creek Trail or one of the most challenging day skis – Moon Lake Trail; the lovely and gentle Whirlpool Lake Trail; or a night ski under lights in Wasagaming Campground. Riding Mountain provides so many choices that all ages and abilities of skiers will find fitting and memorable experiences.

•Edwards Creek Trail, Moderate, 5.4 km

•Beach Ridges, Easy, 3.5 km

•Broadleaf Trail, Moderate, 4.2 km

•Crawford Creek, Difficult, 10 km

•Hilton Trail, Moderate, 16 km

•Moon Lake, Difficult, 9.2 km

For park information:

(204) 848-7275

Need snowshoes? You can rent them in Dauphin through Dauphin Rec Services – give them a call at 204-622-3150


Elkhorn Resort (Front Desk) 3 Mooswa Dr E, Onanole

Skating is a way of life in Dauphin so whether you are looking to head outdoors or stay inside, there are options to satisfy everyone. Public skating or Sticks and Pucks timeslots are scheduled at the Rotary Arena, Credit Union Place or the DCT Outdoor Rink, or go for a leisurely glide around the Skating Oval. All of these can be found in the Parkland Recreation Complex and the surrounding grounds. Call ahead or visit their website for schedules.

202 – 1st Avenue SE

(204) 622-3150

Looking to try your hand at fat biking? Look no further than Riding Mountain National Park in Wasagaming. Trails in and around the winter quiet of Clear Lake are easily accessible! Call them today for more!

(204) 848 – 7275

Always review the park’s safety tips before considering accessing the park or any back country experience.