Take an excursion along the Red and your adventure is likely to coincide with a variety of celebrations. Manitoba's festivals are lively gatherings that offer incredible entertainment, cultural and homegrown foods from the region and fun-filled activities for the entire family.

Drive, cycle, walk or canoe your way along the Routes on the Red to discover some of this unforgettable experience!

Theme Based Tours:

  • Arts & Culture
  • First Nations
  • People of the Fur Trade
  • Settlers’ Routes on the Red

The Red River, one of Canada's Canadian Heritage Rivers

Learn more at www.chrs.ca.

Links & Messages


Rivers West

Province of Manitoba - Intergovernmental Affairs - Community Profiles

Province of Manitoba - Conservation Water Branch

Canadian Heritage Rivers Systems

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Manitoba Chapter


Parks Canada Agency

PrairiePublic.org - RiverWatch

The Shay Property

North Red CFDC

Winnipeg Trails Association

Manitoba Recreational Trails Association

Travel Manitoba

Red River Commission

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society



The Honourable Lynne Yelich (P.C., M.P. Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification)

From Emerson to Lake Winnipeg, the Red River offers natural space, historic sites and recreational activities for Manitobans and visitors. Lower Fort Garry, Twin Oaks, Kennedy House and St. Andrews Church are well known favourites. However, the Red River has many other hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.

The city of Winnipeg and the towns and villages along the Red River will benefit from the tourism and economic development initiatives of Rivers West. The conservation and sustainable development principles it is championing will further protect the historic and scenic value of the Red River Corridor.

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is proud to support Rivers West as it restores the Red River and celebrates the pivotal role this historic waterway continues to play in the history, culture and development of Manitoba.

Eric Robinson, Minster of Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism & Sport

The Province of Manitoba is pleased to support Routes on the Red , Rivers West's self-directed tours of the Red River Valley. The itineraries included in this website provide an opportunity to learn more about the fur trade of the 18 th and 19 th centuries and the people who took part in the commerce of the day. Discover the roles played by the First Nations and Metis, as well as the European immigrants who settled in the Red River valley.

As Minister of Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, I commend Rivers West for promoting tourism and economic development along the Red River. I encourage Manitobans and visitors alike to drive, cycle, walk or paddle this historic corridor to discover fascinating legacies that paved the way for the birth of a province.