South Interlake ATV Club
The Interlake Pioneer Trail is officially open to ATV traffic from May 1st- October 31st.
From November 1st-April 30th most of the Interlake Pioneer Trail is part of Snoman's groomed snowmobile trail system.
Visit the Woodroyd Staging Area and Picnic Site to Park & Ride! This site was once home to the Woodroyd Train Station Grounds. At this location you will find plenty of parking, as well as a picnic area complete with picnic tables, garbage and recycling bins and an outhouse for your convenience.
N50 16.538 W097 28.955
6 miles north of Argyle on PR322, 1/4 mile past road 86N on the east side of 322
Or click on the GoogleMap link below to plan your trip...
Should you see any issues on the trail that you feel the club needs to know about, please email us to let us know.
RIDE SAFE and HAVE FUN!
History of the Trail
The Interlake Pioneer Trail (IPT) was once a rail line running through the heart of the Interlake Region.
This Trail is over 100 years old!
The Canadian National Railway Company began extending the rail line
from Grosse Isle in 1912, and the rail line to Hodgson North of Fisher Branch was completed in 1914. The last train ran through the town of Argyle in 1985. The rail lines were pulled out and shipped to South America in 1993. The abandoned rail line was sold to the Interlake Development Corporation in 1997. The Prime Meridian Trail Association took over management of the trail and for several years ATV traffic was not allowed on the trail.
In 2009 the South Interlake ATV Club signed a 25 year lease agreement to manage the newly named Interlake Pioneer Trail, which became the first designated ATV Trail in the Province of Manitoba!
Today it is a 106 km trail running from Grosse Isle to Fisher Branch. The majority of the trail is open to multiple user groups, both motorized and non-motorized.
As a multi-use trail, the IPT caters to ATVers, snowmobilers, hikers, geocachers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders.
Please note that two sections of the trail are for non-motorized traffic only: Grosse Isle North to highway 67, and 1/2 mile south of Argyle to 1 1/2 miles north of Argyle.
Please be courteous when encountering other user groups on the trail.
The ecological/environmental aspect of the IPT is extensive. The IPT contains over 240 species of flowers, 170 species of birds, 21 species of amphibians and 3 species of reptiles.
South Interlake ATV Club strives to manage the trail to preserve these aspects as well as continue to promote trails for our fellow hobbyists to enjoy.