Our walks start at 9:30 a.m. from March through October and at 10:00 a.m. from November through February.The Walking Group meets twice a month, on the 2nd  and  4th Wednesdays in the morning. In the fall and late spring we usually try to plan walks out of the city. In recent years we have gone as far afield as Grand Beach, Victoria Beach, Winnipeg Beach, Gimli, Pinawa, Carmen, Bird’s Hill, St. Lupicin, and Ardyth McMaster’s property at Rossendale. These are what we call all-day walks—either we pack a picnic lunch or eat in a local restaurant.

During the winter months, we explore trails within or close to the city, beginning at 10:00 am and ending around 11:30 am.  Often we enjoy coffee in interesting little cafes such as the Neighborhood Bookstore and Café on Westminster Avenue.  Since many of our members also belong to one or more of the UWC Book Clubs, we often enjoy literary discussions as we walk.  We have even been referred to as ‘The Walking Book Club”!

There are about ten members.  Our walks are not strenuous, and we welcome anyone who enjoys walking, stimulating conversation and good cheer (we share lots of laughs)!

Co-conveners of the group are Barbara Sparling and Margaret Owen, and members take turns planning the walks.

All members are welcome to join. For more information call Janice.

Current Walks

February 2020

  • Wed Feb. 12
    Crescent Drive Park The Park hugs a mile of riverbank under tall protective trees. Going back for centuries this area would have been prime “sugar bush”.
  • Wed., Feb. 26
    Back again to Crescent Drive Park.

January 2020

  • January 15th
    Assiniboine Park to Tuxedo Park. (The Suburb Beautiful). Meeting at the Qualico Family Centre.
  • January 29th
    Winter at the Forks. Let’s explore the trails and check out the Arctic Glacier Winter Park. Meeting by the doors of the Pancake House.


Arctic Alley – Wolseley area

Locations of Previous Walks

2017 - 2019

  • Assiniboine Park
  • Bois-des-esprits Forest
  • The Forks River Trail
  • Wildwood Park
  • Bunn’s Creek Trail
  • Seine River Parkway
  • Wellington Crescent
  • Beaudry Park
  • Wolseley area
  • Linden Woods
  • St. Norbert
  • Riverview/Churchill Parkway
  • Historic Elmwood
  • Bridgwater Forest
  • Victoria Crescent
  • Old Tuxedo and Assiniboine River Bike Path

Learning the History of Henteleff Park as they stroll through the Park - lead by Yude Henteleff.

Bunn's Creek on Henderson Hwy

Standing:(l to R) Donna Plant, Marg Cuddy, Nancy Vincent, Barb Sparling, Janice Ward, Judy McDonald
Sitting: (l to R) Grace Johnson, Val Neilsen

Photo by: Sandy Millen

Ahhhh I don’t think Woody-Mhitik’s eligible for a UWC Membership. Could we adopt him? Photo taken by Sandy Millen on Jan.13 in the Bois-des-esprits in St. Vital.