Benchmark is an international design competition which culminates in permanent installations along the trail systems in the city of Winnipeg and beyond.  The design challenge to reimagine the bench has attracted entries from all over the world: 5 continents, 21 countries, 7 provinces and 12 U.S. states. 


Now in its fourth year, Benchmark is once again hosting an international design competition to bring unique site furnishings to our neighbourhoods and celebrate Manitoba’s diverse trail network.  Our trails offer a multitude of trail experiences from wilderness pathways, rail trails, rural tracks, forested paths, historic canoe routes to logging roads, country roads, secondary highways, paved urban walkways, and downtown streets.


Benchmark is an open competition, made possible through the generous support of: Trans Canada Trail, City of Winnipeg and Trails Manitoba.


The Winnipeg Trails Association is a dynamic organization that plays a critical and comprehensive role in the development of a modern, sustainable city through the primary lens of active transportation.  Winnipeg Trails was founded in 2003 and incorporated as a non-profit in 2017.


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