We aren’t huge campers, and have never claimed to be but when we moved to Sage Creek, we loved the area for its natural surroundings and kilometres of trails.
Sage Creek is still within city limits but gives the appearance of country living, and it’s a beautiful, walkable community.
The trails in Sage Creek actually connect to the Trans Canada trail in a roundabout way.
The Trans Canada trail is the world’s longest network of multi-use recreational trails. Once fully connected, it will stretch nearly 24,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, through every province and territory, linking Canadians in nearly 1,000 communities.
As you leave the Sage Creek trails, you connect to the Bishop Grandin Greenway which also connects to a Winnipeg portion of the Trans Canada trail called the South Winnipeg Parkway.
DID YOU KNOW?
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We may not be hiking in mountains because we live in the city, but we definitely have the the option to explore without having to go far from home!
If you’d like to find out the nearest Trans Canada trail closest to where you live, access the interactive map.
The Woods Canada hiking boots seemed a little cumbersome and clunky when we first put them on because of course they aren’t just regular running shoes that we are used to. You can tell by the quality of the materials that these are made to handle various types of terrain. We never realized the difference it makes to wear actual hiking boots while on the trail.
We also brought the Convoy backpack and filled it up with goodies, snacks, blankets and water. This particular backpack was definitely made for those lengthier hikes because of its sheer size (60L). It proved to be a little too much for our quick city hike; however, it provided great back support.
Our son wore the detachable mini backpack that comes with the backpack, it’s a perfect size.
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We had a great time and it was our first time doing an actual hike as a family. It was the perfect taste of what it’s like to go hiking which has helped us prep for future trips.
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