Things to See & Do
Asessippi Village Self-Guided Trail
Some 50 Ontario homesteaders called this place home. Here visitors can look down into the winding Shell River valley at one of the earliest settlements in the Parkland region. Stroll through the west side of the village and read the nine on-site interpretive signs along the way that describe some of its buildings, businesses and activities. It was a vibrant frontier community during the 1880s and 1890s. In 1882, with the hope of an early railway connection and with a federal land grant, the Shell River Colonization Co. founded the village of Asessippi (Cree for “stoney river”). The bridge is out: the east side is only accessible by the Trans-Canada Trail.
Return distance is 0.9 km (a little more than 1/2 mile). Allow one hour.