Trails Conditions & Advisories


  • Practice physical distancing at all times.  Keep two metres away from people not in your household.  Be aware of gathering size restrictions. 
  • All trail shelters and backcountry cabins are closed.
  • Bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.  Washrooms along trails are not regularly maintained. 
  • Practice Leave No Trace at all times and keep pets on short leash.
  • Review the COVID-19 Information for Park Visitors for updates before any park visits.

Advisories & Closures:

Backcountry Travel & Fire Restrictions: Check for campfire and backcountry travel restrictions before visiting parks and trails.  Be aware of wildfire danger levels and be careful with campfires, when permitted.

Limited Parking at High Use Trails
The trails listed below are experiencing very high use and have limited parking on weekends.  Please avoid parking along roads and highways, which can be unsafe for pedestrians and motorists.  Best time to visit to avoid crowds is during weekdays, or early weekend mornings.

  • Birds Hill Provincial Park: Cedar Bog, Chickadee
  • Spruce Woods Provincial Park: Spirit Sands, Marshs Lake
  • Whiteshell Provincial Park: Bear Lake, Centennial Trail to Lower Falls (Hanson Creek), Hunt Lake, Pine Point Rapids, McGillivray Falls.

Equestrian & Canoe Landing Campgrounds - Spruce Woods Provincial Park
Due to backcountry travel restrictions, the Equestrian and Canoe Landing Campgrounds are currently closed.  Kiche Manitou Campground remains open.

Hunt Lake Trail - Whiteshell Provincial Park
Improvements to the trailhead and staging area are being undertaken in fall 2020, with construction expected to be completed by spring of 2021.  Work will include expansion of the parking lot, addition of a non-modern washroom, and re-routing the first section of trail away from the cottage block road.  The trail will remain open through construction, please be aware of additional signage and use caution in the area.  Details here.