Address: View on map Lumsden Town Office Location: Lumsden to Deer Valley.
The town of Lumsden offers two unique opportunities for trail enthusiasts - The Lumsden/Deer Valley section of the Trans Canada Trail, and the Lumsden Walking Tour.The Lumsden/Deer Valley section of the Trans Canada Trail has approximately 16km of trail stretching from Lumsden River Park to Deer Valley. There are 5 information kiosks on the trail, each providing an overview of the Lumsden to Deer Valley section including a detailed topographical map of the area where the kiosk is situated. Walking, biking and hiking are suitable activities on the trail and canoeing/kayaking is a popular pursuit in the Qu’Appelle River and Wascana Creek. During the winter, walking within the town limits and cross-country skiing adjacent to the trail is possible; however, snowshoeing is the only suggested activity in the valley sections.The Lumsden Walking Tour boasts 51 historical sites and buildings in the town of Lumsden. This 6.5km round trip tour allows visitors to explore sites such as the Town Bell, the CNR Train Station (built in 1904), the first home ever built in the community (built 1888), St. Michael's Retreat House, a former home hospital, and the Lumsden Museum Heritage Park (featuring displays and pictures about the town's vibrant heritage). The Lumsden Museum Heritage Park is only open to the public between Jun 1 and Sep 30.
Open Year Round
Area amenities include: restaurants, accommodations, shopping, campground, grocery store, fuel station, orchards, market gardens, art gallery, petting zoo, playground, parks, baseball diamonds, skating and curling rinks.
- Length : Walking Tour 6.5km (round trip), Trans Canada Trail 16km
- Difficulty : Beginner to intermediate
- Surface : Paved, natural terrain
- Environment : Moist Mixed Grassland Ecoregion - native prairie, Manitoba maple and poplar bluffs, rolling terrain,scenic valley views
- Trailhead GPS : Trans Canada Trail 50.6527N, -104.8620W
- Cross-country skiing
Additional Trail Information
- Urban / Suburban
- Parking at trailhead
- Modern washroom
- Picnic area
- Trail markers
- Interpretive signs at trailhead
- Interpretive signs enroute
- Self-guided nature trail
- Self-guided historic tour
- Accommodation near trailhead
- Camping near trailhead