Northern Manitoba: Kwasitchewan Falls (2 days / 27 km)

Have Kwasitchewan Falls on your bucket list? If so, you’re in for a treat! Get ready to check off that dream adventure as we embark on an unforgettable journey through Pisew Falls Provincial Park, exploring its natural wonders and highlighting the spectacular Kwasitchewan Falls backcountry trail nestled within the park’s breathtaking landscapes. 

The trail to Kwasitchewan Falls starts at Pisew Falls Provincial Park and it takes almost 15 km to reach the falls. There is a lot of bushwhacking, overgrowth and fallen trees, so it is a challenging backpacking trail. But the view at the end is well worth the effort!

Trip Completed: July 2023

Trip Summary

Starting Point: Pisew Falls Trailhead

Ending Point: Pisew Falls Trailhead

Total Distance: Despite Manitoba Parks indicating that the trail is 22 km – take that distance with a grain of salt. It’s recommended to hike out and back on the Grass River side due to reports of lots of fallen trees via the Phillips Lake Route. Via the Grass River route, the trail clocks in at nearly 30 km.

Elevation Gain: 585 m 

Duration: 2 days 

Difficulty: Advanced

Location: Pisew Falls Provincial Park, located off Highway 6 about 75 km south of Thompson, Manitoba. 

Traditional Territory: This route takes place on Treaty 5 Territory.

Maps & Resources

Guidebook: No guidebook was used.

Map: Manitoba Parks Map

Permits & Reservations

Campsite Reservations: No campsite reservations are needed. 

Permits: A Manitoba Parks Pass is required for your vehicle. 

Know Before You Go

Season: Spring, Summer and Fall 

Cell Reception: Spotty cell reception, not reliable. 

Water: There is limited water access along the trail as overnight hikers head to the designated backcountry campsites. Fortunately, right where the trail separates into the Phillips Lake and Grass River routes, there is a delightful resting sp...

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