The Wellington Crescent path is one of the most popular runs in Winnipeg for good reason. It’s a long, winding paved and gravel multi-use track that runs along the median of the road, with a good mixture of natural and urban scenery. You might give yourself whiplash snapping your eyes from stunning river views to towering oak trees to glimpses at some of Winnipeg’s most magnificent homes. In fact, this run is so worthwhile that local joggers got together to fund a public drinking fountain partway through the course.
The section of the trail closest to downtown starts in the Roslyn neighborhood, 2 km south of downtown, on the south side of the Assiniboine River. It runs for 4.4 km to Assiniboine Park. Knowing you’ll be well hydrated, you can use this route as a one way, an out-and-back, or combine it with the Forks Bridge to Bridge route for a long but supremely rewarding loop around Winnipeg’s riverbanks. It’s part of the Trans Canada Trail.