Prior to the flood of 2011, an extensive network of paved, lit pathways had been developed. The ongoing development of the dike system has seen a significant impact on the trails. Please contact the Riverbank Discovery Centre for information on the status of the pathway network.
A vital connection across the Assiniboine River is the Red Willow Pedestrian Bridge, providing safe crossing for foot traffic in every season. The Riverbank Discovery Centre serves as the starting point for the entire trail system, with washrooms, water fountain and a snack bar. Also at the trailhead of the Discovery Centre is a fitness station, featuring 10 different pieces of equipment that promote a total body workout.
Red Willow Pedestrian Bridge
The Red Willow Pedestrian Bridge was completed in 1997, with 1.1 million dollars being contributed between the City of Brandon and Provincial and Federal governments. The Pedestrian Bridge is a beautiful structure, providing a vital passage over the River. It created a catalyst to develop trails on both sides of the river and was instrumental in creating public excitement about the project, which in turn saw visitors to the area increase dramatically.
Walking on one of the trails, or being on the river itself is likely to provide you with an opportunity to view many forms of wildlife. A variety of animals including deer, beaver, fox and many species of birds call the Riverbank home in every season. We ask that you treat their home with respect, leaving their homes and their young as you found them. We also ask that you not feed the birds or any wildlife as this can be dangerous to yourself and them.
Please contact the Riverbank Discovery Centre for more information about the condition of the trails.
Please click here to view the Riverbank Trail Map
To view our Self-Guided Tour please click here.