Headingley Grand Trunk Trail

The Headingley Grand Trunk Trail would like to acknowledge that it is in Treaty #1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree and Dakota as well as the Birthplace of the Metis Nation and the Heart of the Metis Homeland.  

The Headingley Grand Trunk Trail is the abandoned rail line that traverses the municipalities of Headingley and Cartier from the Perimeter Highway to Beaudry Park.  The railway bed, originally built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was used from 1894-1972.

The Trail covers an approximate distance of 10 KM

The Headingley Grand Trunk Trail Association is responsible for the development of the trail and promoting the path to health and recreation.

In 2017 a new bridge was added to the west end of the trail. The bridge allows safe travel across a creek leading to Beaudry Park and it is no longer necessary to leave the trail and travel along the road to reach the park entrance.

Future projects include securing the protection for two pieces of remnant prairie along the trail, restoring the prairie areas, creating a nature trail and playground and developing of a related interpretive program.

Additionally, the Headingley Grand Trunk Trail Association continues to work with other transportation advocates to develop a safe link to the Winnipeg trail network across the Perimeter Highway.

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Our Board of Directors

Chair: Diana Juchnowski
Vice Chair: Liz Loewen
Treasurer: Susanne Moore
Secretary: Joan Spice

Members at Large:

Jean Robson
Pat Grierson
Bob Spice

Ex-officio Members:

Jim Robson - RM of Headingley Councillor


For more information on on the trail please contact Diana Juchnowski at 204-889-9823 or send an email to grandtrunktrail2021@gmail.com  

Downloads... Headingley Trail Map [125KB PDF]