Steinbach (/ˈstaɪnbæk/; German pronunciation: [ˈʃtaɪnbax]) is a city of approx. 13,524 people (as of the Canada 2011 Census) in the southeast corner of the province of Manitoba, Canada, a short distance from the capital Winnipeg. Steinbach is the largest community in the Eastman region of Manitoba.
Northwest towards Winnipeg
It is easy to hitch from Steinbach to Winnipeg, and there are two popular routes for vehicles to make the 50-minute trip.
Via #12 & #1 TransCanada Highways
For the route via Blumenort / St. Anne, start hitching North from the #12 highway and Park Rd.. To get there walk about half an hour North from Main St. & Brandt St. (the name for the #12 highway going through the city). Sign directly for Winnipeg, or get a lift ~20 minutes north to the #1 highway and then get another ride ~30 minutes west to Winnipeg. You will enter the city on Fermor Ave.
Via #52 & #59 Highways
For the route via Mitchell / Kleefeld / Ile des Chenes, start hitching on the shoulder which starts at Main St. (#52 highway) & Lund Rd. To get here, walk ~10 minutes West on Main St. from intersection of Main & Brandt. Hold a sign for Winnipeg, or get a lift ~15 minutes west on the #52 highway to the #59 highway, and then get another ride ~40 minutes north on the #59 into Winnipeg. You will enter the city on Lagimodiere Blvd.