Thundering Bison Trail


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Trail Stewardship Group: Naturalist Services Branch

This trail is a key connection between the communities of Linden Woods, Linden Ridge, and Whyte Ridge and it links the destinations of FortWhyte Alive, the Harte Trail and Assiniboine Forest, Park and Zoo. It is named for the many bison that once roamed this land. Today, you can see the Fort Whyte Alive Bison herd from the trail.


  • asphalt surface
  • 4 km Distance markers installed


  1. Harte Trail – This popular trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail and runs through a narrow strip of wilderness on an old railway bed.  The path is intersected by half a dozen streets, and it is clear where the locals gain access, from numerous well worn footpaths meeting the trail.  Its name is taken from the Harte Line, the first section of Grand Trunk Pacific Railway built in western Canada in 1894.
  2. Preston Trail – This new trail in Assiniboine Forest became immediately popular with local area walkers, cyclists and joggers. It winds through a true urban wilderness and the largest urban forest park in Canada.
  3. FortWhyte Alive –  FortWhyte Alive is a rural oasis inside the city.  FortWhyte offers more than 240 hectares of aspen forest, tall grass prairie, scenic lakes, hiking trails and floating marsh boardwalks.  The interpretive centre includes a Touch Museum as well as the largest fresh water aquarium in Manitoba. It is also home to Winnipeg’s only urban herd of bison.
  4. Kenaston Pathway – a multi-use connector trail that follows the east side of Kenaston Blvd running north to Taylor Avenue.
  5. Waverley Trail – a multi-use connector trail that connects the McGillivray Trail and the Taylor Trail.
  6. Taylor Trail – a multi-use connector trail that runs along Taylor Avenue between Harrow St and Lindsay.