Louis Riel Trail Association Location: Highway 11.
In 2001, Saskatchewan's Hwy 11 was renamed the 'Louis Riel Trail' in honour of Louis Riel, who led the 1885 Northwest Resistance and was executed in Regina for his participation in the uprising. This 364km long trail features distinctive trail markers, beautiful outdoor sculptures and points of interest that are designed to raise awareness about this historic event and its significance on Saskatchewan and Canada.The trail runs from the Qu'Appelle Valley in southern Saskatchewan to S of Prince Albert in northern Saskatchewan. Hiking, horseback riding, snowmobile and cross-country ski trails are also available just S of Prince Albert near the Boreal Nisbet Forest.Several stops along the Louis Riel Trail are designed to raise awareness about the 1885 Northwest Resistance, particularly the Batoche National Historic Site, Fort Carlton Provincial Park and a museum at Duck Lake. Events are also held throughout the year in various communities along with a trial to commemorate the uprising and Louis Riel's contributions to the event and the Metis population of Saskatchewan.
Open Year Round
Area amenities include: museums, accommodations, campgrounds, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating and curling rinks.
- Length : 364km
- Difficulty : Beginner
- Surface : Natural terrain and paved highway
- Horseback riding trails
- Cross-country skiing