DISCOVERY DAY is Saturday, June 16th!

Date:       Saturday, June 16 2018
Time:      10 am – 2 pm.
Tickets:   $10.00 per person. $5.00 for children 6 -12. Free for children 5 and under.  Order tickets at
                Or call Peggy at 204-261-9179.
Please join us for Discovery Day to discover the hidden gems of the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail. Learn about aboriginal medicinal plants and culture along the way. The orchids and insect-eating plants will be at their best by this time. The trail is wheelchair and stroller friendly (no bikes, dogs, or ATVs allowed). Amenities include washrooms, picnic tables, and handicap parking. Help to support this amazing community jewel!

Admission includes lunch and a guided tour. Lunch will include a BBQ hot dog, bag of chips and water. Canned drinks available for $1 and cookies for $2. Please order tickets ahead of time at so we can estimate the amount of food to buy. Tickets may be purchased on site the day of the event, but food may be limited. You may also bring your own lunch (but please state this when you order your tickets).

Interpreted tours start at 10 am and continue until 1:30 pm depending on demand. Lunch will start at 11:30 am. You may have lunch before or after your tour. You do not need to be there at 10 am as tours start continuously depending on available tour guides and demand. You may need to wait a few minutes before the next tour starts. A tour takes approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.

Location: Drive north on PTH 59; access is 2 km north of PTH 304 (Stead Rd), or 1 km south of PTH 12 and 59. (about 8 km north of Scanterbury, MB).

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For more information about the trail please see the Trail page, or download our brochure.


New Entry Sign

New Entry Sign

Tour Operators: If you are a tour operator or guide planning to offer tours of the Brokenhead Trail, please let us know the dates you plan to be at the trail. Please consider making a donation to Debwendon Inc. to support our operations and maintenance of the boardwalk. A minimum $100 donation is recommended and will be greatly appreciated.

Individuals/families: If you have enjoyed the trail and would like to donate, you can click on the Donate button on the Homepage (below). If you are looking for that special present, consider ordering one of our vintage Bergman fine art prints. At $80 they are a wonderful example of H.E. Bergman’s art. The woodcut prints are all plants that grow in the Brokenhead Wetland. Note that the fiddlehead fern is now out of stock. Your donation or purchase will help us pay for our Director and Officer insurance, website, office supplies, and promotion.


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Some tips for having an enjoyable time on the trail:

  • Pack out what you carried in.

  • Be Bear Smart. Do not go alone.

  • NO DOGS allowed on the trail.

  • NO BICYCLES or ATVs allowed on the trail.

  • Bring water and mosquito repellent on warm days and wear a hat if it is hot.

  • Washrooms are available at the trailhead only.

  • Please practice: Leave no trace – Take only pictures – Leave only footprints.

Please report any downed trees, vandalism, or other issues on our Contact Us page.

Debwendon Inc. received a wonderful letter from John and Mary Gottfried of Winnipeg, who visited the trail in mid-October and were so inspired they decided to send us a nice donation. We were so impressed with the letter we asked them if we could share the letter on our website. Please click on the link. Thank you, John and Mary!





AGM Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Annual General Meeting planned for this Tuesday, May 15th is being postponed until further notice. Please check back in a few days for the new date. It will likely be in the first or second week of June. We apologise for any...

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Signs of spring at the Trail

The Board of Debwendon has been working on some small projects, a couple of which are complete. We contracted Jade Signworks to install a couple of benches on either side of the wigwam. They also installed some bollards at the trailhead to prevent ATVs from accessing...

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Debwendon Donations

Your donation will help us with operation and maintenance of the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail Project.  We are a registered Canadian Charity, registration-number 85940 9997 RR0001, and will issue a tax-receipt for your donation.

LOGO-OCC-OnePercentForOrchidConservationWe are an eligible recipient under the 1% For Orchid Conservation initiative.  If your company or society has made the commitment to donate 1% of net revenue toward orchid-conservation then please consider donating that amount to us.

Make a one-time donation to the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail:   Amount:   

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Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve Location

From Winnipeg drive north on PTH 59 past Brokenhead Ojibway Nation. From PR 304 (Stead Road), continue north approximately 2 km – the access is on the west side of the highway. Driving time: approx. 1 hour. Coming from the north on PTH 59, turn right off the highway approximately 500 m south of the PTH 12 intersection.

Latitude: 50.407145, Longitude: -96.541003


Coordinates: 50.407145, -96.541003 Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve Manitoba, Canada

Photo Credits: Will Milne, Mike James, Brian Kotak, Peggy Bainard Acheson, Ryan Wakshinski, Krystal Panetta, John Dyck