Please feel free to browse the presentation boards at your own pace. Members of the project team and the
Provincial Government (wearing name tags) are available to respond to any questions you may have.
Refreshments are available.
Your feedback is very important to us. Please fill out a comment sheet before leaving. Comment sheets are
also available online at the Trails Manitoba website (www.trailsmanitoba.ca) until March 1, 2017.
Thank you for your participation!
PENNIAC BAY TRANS CANADA TRAIL
Public Open House
South Whiteshell Fire Hall
January 25, 2017
The South Whiteshell Trail Association (SWTA), in
partnership with Trails Manitoba, is endeavouring
to find a solution to close the gap in the Trans
Canada Trail (TCT) at Penniac Bay.
New construction of a trail has been proposed
along the Rock Cliff on the west side of PTH 44 on
The objective of this open house is to provide
information and background on the proposed
project and to explore sustainable decisions to
close the gap in the TCT.
Your input is needed to establish the best solution
for the community.
WHAT IS THE TRANS CANADA TRAIL?
In 1992, the Vision was to connect us with nature, our geography, our culture, and our history by creating a
trail that would be a legacy for future generations of Canadians from Canadians.
Since then, Trans Canada Trail (TCT) – a not-for-profit organization – has been working with donors,
partners, governments, public, private landowners, and volunteers to create THE GREAT TRAIL: an epic
trail of trails connecting Canada from coast to coast to coast for Canada 150 celebrations (over 24,000
kilometers linking 15,000 Canadian communities).
The Trail embodies Canada’s magnificent urban, rural, and wilderness landscapes along greenways,
waterways, and roadways.
As a multi-use recreational trail, The Great Trail promotes the enjoyment of six preferred activities: cycling,
paddling, horseback riding, walking/hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
An estimated 1,555 kilometers of trail exist in Manitoba (approximately 95% connected).
TRAIL ASSOCIATIONS IN MANITOBA
Official body that oversees the
coordination of the building of the Trans
Canada Trail in Manitoba.
Governed by a volunteer board, with 2.5
staff members and several consultants.
Provides governance management
and direction for trail development
undertaken by regional trail associations.
Charitable organization that promotes
trail development and use in Manitoba.
The Border to Beaches Trail is nearly
connected from Whiteshell to Grand
Beach Provincial Park.
South Whiteshell Trail Association
A group of volunteers who are dedicated
to ensuring that a system of non-
motorized recreational trails are built and
maintained in the South Whiteshell area.
BORDER TO BEACHES TRAIL
JANUARY 16, 2017
0 2.5 51.25 Kilometres
CENTENNIAL/SOUTH WHITESHELL TRAIL
SOUTH WHITESHELL TRAIL
Trans Canada Border to Beaches Trail
Work in Progress
Access to recreational trails increases the opportunity for Manitobans and visitors to be physically active
while enjoying nature. This supports conditions for increased physical and mental health.
Multi-use trails are an amenity for a sustainable community, increase property values, and improve the
quality of life.
Recreational trails promote greater awareness of sensitivity to the natural environment and historic
In addition, recreational trails stimulate job opportunities and economic spin-offs through tourism
including consumption of local non-durable goods such as food, groceries, travel supplies and
Canada 150 Ultra Marathon
24 Hour Race
Swamp Donkey Race
Fat Bike Race
Trail pre-Border to Beaches
Trail on Existing Road
PTH 44 Crossing Location!. !.
Trail to be Constructed
Boardwalk to be Constructed
0 250 500125 Metres
January 22, 2017
PENNIAC BAY HISTORICAL
BORDER to BEACHES TRAIL
PENNIAC BAY TRAIL TIMELINE
SWTA formed to facilitate non-motorized
recreational trails from Falcon to West
Hawk Lake. (In consultation with Manitoba
Highways, Manitoba Hydro, and
SWTA trail development continues
from the Town of West Hawk Lake to
Caddy Lake Campground and the Visitor
Reception Centre at the Ontario border.
Border to Beaches Trail Completion
Initiative begins. The Recreational Trail
Builders (Manitoba) and Trails Manitoba
apply for Provincial and Federal Matching
funds (1/3 each for all the gaps in the B2B
Trail). Funding expires with Extensions
December 15, 2016.
Option A: Rock/Gravel riprap trail
along shoreline is explored. Discussions
about this option commence with
Manitoba Infrastructure and Sustainable
Option B: Waterside Boardwalk (east side
of PTH 44) explored. Option abandoned
because of cottage owner opposition,
cost, maintenance and requirements
to have an expensive environmental
Option C: Trail on Penniac Place to Star
Lake Block Road 1-2-3. Private access
Option D: Trail through John Bull Mineral
Claim explored; rejected by private land
owner. MI under takes maintenance
resurfacing on PTH 44.
Option E: Star Lake Bog Trail explored.
Sustainable Development refused
because of long term maintenance issues
and trail longevity.
Option C: Revisited Trail on Penniac Place
to Star Lake Block Road 1-2-3. Private
access option denied by business owners.
Option G: Rock Cliff Trail (west side of
PTH 44) in public reserve and MI ROW
Canada 150 + TCT Nationwide Connection
goal July 1, 2017. (Funding expires).
Option F: Water route discussed to
provide connectivity for the TCT.
PROVINCIAL PARTNERS IN TRAIL DEVELOPMENT
Manitoba Sustainable Development’s (SD) Role
SD is the governing body for lands within Manitoba Provincial Parks.
Any development on these lands requires approval from SD prior to any form of work or construction.
Application is taken on the proposed plan/project/development and usually an on site meeting verifying
the proposed work and location is done by the proponent and SD staff.
SD staff work with the proponent on a communication plan if required to ensure interested parties have
input into the plan/project.
SD assists in collecting and compiling input and makes recommendations for alteration/changes/
mitigation for the submission of a final document.
SD reviews the final proposed plan/project at a regional and branch level for final approval.
Once approved the proponent is issued a permit to build/construct with conditions.
Manitoba Infrastructure’s (MI) Role
MI is responsible for ensuring highway safety and operations.
Placing any object or structure within the protected highway area requires approval from the province.
The highway protected area includes two areas:
› Highway Right-of-Way (ROW)
This area is owned by the Crown. Given its proximity to the highway, MI is mandated to protect this area
from incompatible uses to the highway, including restricting the placement of objects in the ROW.
› Highway Control Zone
This area may be owned by the Crown or a private owner. Developments within this area are reviewed
in order to protect highway operations.
MI’s responsibility is to review and approve or deny applications for using the protected highway area.
PROVINCIAL PARTNERS IN TRAIL DEVELOPMENT
44 HIGHWAY CONTROL ZONE
TRAIL ROUTE – OPTION 1
Rock Cliff Trail – West Side of PTH 44