AAA Editor Notes
Assiniboine Park is at jct. Park Blvd. and Corydon Ave.; it also may be accessed from Portage Ave. via a footbridge over the Assiniboine River. The 153-hectare (378-acre) park has the Citizens Hall of Fame, a conservatory, a duck pond, gardens, a miniature railway, the Pavilion Gallery Museum (currently closed for renovations), the Qualico Family Centre, a sculpture garden, an outdoor theater where concerts are held in summer and a zoo. Baseball diamonds, a nature playground, soccer fields, and walking and biking paths provide recreational opportunities; tobogganing, cross-country skiing and ice-skating are available in the winter. Winnipeg's only cricket tournaments are played in the park.
Assiniboine Forest, south of the park off Grant Avenue, is one of the largest urban nature parks in Canada. The 283-hectare (700-acre) forest of aspen and oak is home to more than 39 species of mammals, including deer and foxes, and more than 80 species of birds. The 1-kilometre (.6-mi.) Saginay Trail leads hikers to Eve Werier Pond, where a variety of waterfowl can be seen.
Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.