Elk Glen, Manitoba
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The Elk Glen property is located directly adjacent to the south boundary of Manitoba's Riding Mountain National Park, and spans 646 hectares (1,596 acres). The property is defined by hilly topography and is characterized by a diverse mosaic of habitat types, including forest, wetlands and prairie.
Trail length: Numerous unmarked trails occur on the property in varying conditions. Hiking trails are actively managed with annual mowing. Trail can be wet and/or muddy dependant on weather and time of year.
Hike difficulty: Medium, with varying terrain
Amenities on-site: There are no amenities on-site.
Points of interest
- To the north, mixed-wood forest, tamarack fens, swamps and marshes.
- Moving south, aspen hardwood forests and oak-dominated woodlands.
- Fescue prairie and oak savannah are interspersed along the dry ridges and south-facing slopes.
- The property is bi-sected north-south by a small stream and riparian wetlands.
Species you can look out for
- olive-sided flycatcher
- Canada warbler
- Head west on Trans-Canada Hwy #1 – approximately 80 kilometres.
- Turn right (north) onto the Yellowhead MB Hwy #16 and follow for approximately 115 kilometres.
- Turn right (north) onto MB Hwy #264 and head towards Rossburn, Manitoba.
- Continue along MB Hwy #264 for approximately 42 kilometres.
- Continue North for 700 metres when PR 264 transitions into Rd 145 W (PR 264 will make a Left turn (west), but you need to go straight).
Before heading out to Elk Glen, please contact the Manitoba Region at 1-866-683-6934 to obtain prior permission and coordinate your visit.
All visitors to NCC properties do so at their own risk.
When visiting the property, please:
- Respect the wildlife and other visitors.
- Travel on paths only.
- Ensure that all dogs are accompanied by their owner and controlled on a leash at all times.
- Refrain from lighting fires or smoking.
- Remove your own garbage, and please pick up after your pets.
- Respect that the property does not permit the removal of any plants or animals.