Trails - The park has an extensive trail system of more than 30 km, linking Ross, Whitney, Laurier and Borden lakes.Trails follow shorelines, pass through dense forests and offer exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities.You can walk one of the shorter
loops or enjoy a day hike on one of the park’s extended backcountry trails. If mountain biking is more to your liking, the trail system offers easy family rides as well as more challenging terrain. With more than 145 species of birds and waterfowl recorded in the park, Whitney Lakes provides a rewarding bird watching experience.
Also called North Victoria or Carlton trail, it played a major role in Western Canada’s history. Aboriginal people, early explorers and traders used the trail during the late
With establishment of Victoria Mission in 1863, the trail was upgraded so Red River
Peter Fidler, Reverend John McDougall, Chief Big Bear, Bishop Gabriel Dumont and Father Lacombe traveled the route, as did patrols of the Northwest Mounted Police and,in 1885, the Alberta Field Force of the Canadian Militia. While hiking the trails near Ross and Whitney lakes, some people say that if you listen carefully you may still hear the creaking of the Red River Carts.