Geography of Manitob: Red Coat Trail, Northern Woods and Water Route, Red River Trails, Riding Mountain National Park, Conservation Districts

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General Books, Aug 14, 2011 - 38 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Red Coat Trail, Northern Woods and Water Route, Red River Trails, Conservation Districts, Riding Mountain National Park, Canadian Prairies, List of communities in Manitoba, Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, New Iceland, Prairie Pothole Region, Taiga Shield Ecozone, Prairies Ecozone, Boreal Plains Ecozone, List of historic counties in Manitoba, Wapusk National Park, Pimachiowin Aki, Census divisions of Manitoba, Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Carlton Trail, Tallgrass Aspen Parkland, Sandilands Provincial Forest, Portage Diversion, Provincial Forests, Manitoba Provincial Road 366, Southern Manitoba, Jetait, Manitoba. Excerpt: The Red Coat Trail is a 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) route that approximates the path taken in 1874 by the North-West Mounted Police in their quest to bring law and order to the Canadian West. A number of highways in southern Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta roughly follow the original route. In Alberta, the trail follows Highways 3, 4, 61, 889, and 501. In Saskatchewan, Highway 13 is designated as Red Coat Trail. The travel corridor from the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border to Winnipeg follows Manitoba PTH 2. Near Fort MacLeod, the traffic volume is between 4,200 and 7,900 vehicles per day (vpd) according to the 2007 Average Annual Daily Traffic report which is quite consistent for the decade. The area is a short grass prairie ecosystem with black soils and is conducive to grain growing. Located at the junction of Hwy 2 and the Red Coat Trail, Fort Macleod currently has a population of over 3,000 residents Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a major attraction 20 miles (32 km) northwest of town. Between Fort Macleod, and Lethbridge, the Red Coat Trail runs concurrent with the Crowsnest Highway traveling through the Porcupine Hills, the Coyote Flats, and a ghost town name...

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