We were excited to discover such picturesque running trails in Ste. Anne. Special thanks to Operations Manager John Desrochers for welcoming us to run in town. He explained that the town plans further development of this promising trail network. Ste. Anne is a beautiful town with a bilingual heritage, rich history, prairie to the west, beginnings of the Canadian shield on the east and the Seine River running right through the middle.
Enjoy the tour!
In Ste. Anne, one must also acknowledge the current and historical role of rail in connecting our huge country. We urge special vigilance to safely cross both uncontrolled rail crossings on this route.
STOP. LOOK. LISTEN.
15 kilometres north of Steinbach on the #12 highway, take the #210 east into the town of Ste. Anne. We suggest parking at Clearview Co-op.
From Co-op, run east down Central Avenue. Watch for Vicky’s Drive-In on the right: We are pretty sure recovery ice-cream is a thing. After the church, take the foot path on your right and cross the Emile Champagne bridge into the park. Left on Smith to return to Central Avenue where you turn right. Right on Finnigan, then watch for a new trail on your left just before the bridge. This trail returns to Finnigan where you turn left, then immediately right on Seine Road. Follow this west for almost 2 km. Watch for the rail crossing at about the half-way point. Back at the #210, or Traverse Road, turn right and run north along the shoulder, cross the bridge, then take the first left on Langevin. Follow that around until turning right into Gagnier Bay and running straight ahead to the rail crossing. After the tracks, run on the sidewalk back to your car. And Vicky’s.