The park’s western boundary near Falcon Lake is located 126 km east of Winnipeg via the Trans Canada Highway. Additional entry points to the park from Winnipeg are on PR 307 near Seven Sisters Falls and PTH 44 near Rennie.
This classic intermediate 7K trail is located at the Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary. It has a warm-up shack and outhouse about half way, with a lovely view over Jean Lake. The scenery and variety of terrain are awesome — up rocky hills and down into marshy areas, with many evergreen trees.
8K of classic intermediate loops with a warm-up shelter at the far end.
A classic intermediate 8K out-and-back trail runs from the Jessica Lake trailhead to Rainbow Falls. There are also two classic novice loops (“A” — 3.4K, “C” — 1.8K) from the Jessica Lake trailhead.
This well-forested classic trail is a 3K loop that links to a 7K loop. It has a couple of intermediate hills on the return from a well equipped warm-up cabin that is shared with snowmobilers.
Pine Point Rapids
This is a scenic 6.5K intermediate classic trail located between Betula Lake and Nutimik Lake. It has a couple of intermediate hills on the way to a nice warm-up cabin at the open water of the Whiteshell River. There is also an optional short hike up to a peak that overlooks the area.
South Whiteshell Trail (Falcon Lake town to West Hawk Lake town to Falcon Ridge)
This is part of the Trans Canada Trail — over 40K of classic trails. It links the Rec Centre in Falcon Lake town to Faloma to West Hawk Lake town to Falcon Trails (Falcon Ridge Ski Area) — all to each other with many trail branch options. It is single track and double track classic skiing, and has a little of everything – gently rolling cruising sections, twisty dense forest sections, lake crossings, demanding uphills, and technical downhills. A map is posted at every trail junction. Parts of the section between Falcon Lake and Faloma is close to the Trans Canada Highway in places, so it is somewhat open and noisy, and there is one place where the trail crosses a road while you are descending a hill.
It’s listed as a 4.2K snowshoeing and walking trail on the Winter Adventures brochure, but it was tracked for classic skiing in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
Trail Conditions reported by Manitoba Parks.
See below for reports submitted by skiers.
8 Charleswood Ski Club members skied Otter Falls on Sunday. Very good tracks. The snow was generally very good, but Canadian Shield granite is lurking near the snow surface in a few places. Our skis have a couple new very minor scratches. Very enjoyable except …
“a couple of intermediate hills”. Yes, parts of the 7K loop are gently rolling,…[Read more]
Thanks for the detailed track report, a lot of good info for someone heading out there for a ski.
Sloan Cathcart (Head of Interpretation, Manitoba Parks) has looked into my concerns about the trails at Otter Falls. He has told me about solutions that Whiteshell Provincial Park staff will implement:
Staff went out yesterday to see what can be done. They report:
• They will be bridging the open water issue at the shoreline with some logs and b…[Read more]
From Mitchell Toews on Sunday evening:
Great job on the Jessica Lake trails (A & C) and the TransCanada trail between White Lake and Jessica Lake Lodge! Bad news: Trail C has a lot of soft spots and some inconsiderate walkers trampled a 1.5 km stretch on the TC. The latter is a common problem and happens several times per season. A few signs…[Read more]
Skied the South Whiteshell Trail today. Grooming was excellent: best classic tracks of anywhere I’ve skied yet this winter (and that includes trails in three provinces and a territory so far.) West Hawk to Faloma is groomed; West Hawk to Falcon via McHugh is not groomed but has been skied; none of the connector trails between those two sides of t…[Read more]