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July 2019

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Paddle around Elk Island in Lake Winnipeg
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Floodway Cycle

Floodway Cycle

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

July 6, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please call Roger at 204-451-1219 to register. 

Cycle along floodway close to town of Bird's Hill to Bird's Hill Provincial Park  followed by a swim and return cycle and then a  potluck and BBQ .

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Jul 6 2019
 
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Rockin' and Walking' Around Souris

Rockin' and Walking' Around Souris

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

July 7, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Registration commences June 30. Contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net .

On this very full day, with a late return to Winnipeg, we will hike around the Souris area for ca. 15 km. and take in historic structures, geology and great southwestern Manitoba scenery along the way.

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Jul 7 2019
 
 
Wilderness Zone Tour Week

Wilderness Zone Tour Week

Mon, July 8th to Fri, July 12th
Charles Burchill

Come on a tour of the Mantario Wilderness Zone with Botanist and Canoeist Charles Burchill.  Five days of paddling into or across 12 lakes, hiking the best part of the Mantario Trail, and learn about the area ecosystems. Learn fascinating bits about the names, ecology, edibility and uses of plants found in the area.  All from the comfort of the Mantario cabin.  More information and maps can be found here.

Jul 8 2019 to Jul 12 2019
 
 
Canoe Camping - CLOSED

Canoe Camping - CLOSED

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

July 13, 2019 to July 20, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Canoe White Otter Lake (south of Dryden) to White Otter Castle return. This is a "plunk" trip; one portage each way and lots of time to explore.

Maximum of 7 paddlers.

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Jul 13 2019 to Jul 20 2019
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Cycle Winnipeg Beach to Pelican Golf Course in Gimli
Jul 10 2019
 
 
 
 
2019 Garden Tour & Plant Sale

2019 Garden Tour & Plant Sale

Details

Event Date: 

Sat, July 13th

For many years Our Natural Garden Tour has given you exclusive access to explore some of the most stunning gardens in Winnipeg, and this year is no exception! Join us on July 13th, 2019 for the tour & plant sale, and help support a great cause!


2019 Garden Tour Tickets

The gardens

This year our gardens are all located in the St. Vital, Fort Richmond, and Richmond West areas. Visit up to nine gardens, then join us at Riel House for refreshments and a plant sale!

Where the funds go

When you purchase a ticket to Our Natural Garden Tour you are helping Nature Manitoba to:

- fund the ongoing preservation of 880 acres of endangered tall grass prairie in Manitoba

- offer nature education programs and support monitoring/conservation of Manitoba's natural history

- provide opportunities for people of all ages to explore Manitoba's great outdoor spaces

- keep our unique Mantario Education Centre running

Tickets available:

From our office (credit card payments can by taken over the phone) at 204-943-9029.

Through Paypal by adding to your cart here: 


2019 Garden Tour Tickets

At selected locations listed below. Please note: tickets are only available at locations listed below after April 27th.

Lacoste Garden Centre 

Shelmerdine Nurseries & Garden Centre

Schriemer’s Flower & Garden

Jensen’s Nursery & Garden Centre

Feasey Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

The Preferred Perch

McNally Robinson Booksellers

St. Léon Gardens

Jul 13 2019
 
 
Hunt Lake Hike

Hunt Lake Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

July 13, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

To register please call Roger at 204-451-1219

Join Roger for the rugged Hunt Lake Hike in Whiteshell Provincial Park  followed by BBQ and potluck . Meet at 9 am at Red River Coop foodstore parking lot in Southdale on Fermor . Drivers will need provincial park pass. 

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Jul 13 2019
 
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Canoe Camping - CLOSED

Canoe Camping - CLOSED

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

July 13, 2019 to July 20, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Canoe White Otter Lake (south of Dryden) to White Otter Castle return. This is a "plunk" trip; one portage each way and lots of time to explore.

Maximum of 7 paddlers.

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Jul 13 2019 to Jul 20 2019
 
 
Hecla Island and Riverton Important Birding Area Hike
Jul 14 2019
 
 
Fishing Week *FULL*

Fishing Week *FULL*

Mon, July 15th to Fri, July 19th
Marc LeClair

**FULL** This TRIP is full! To be added to the waitlist for this trip, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

Monday: We will meet at the docks at Big Whiteshell at 9 am where we will get organized and depart on our adventure. Our journey to the cabin will take us between 5 and 8 hours. The first hour and a bit will take us to our first portage, where we will hike our gear and canoes into Crowduck Lake. We will head south on the lake, portaging into Richie Lake and into the backcountry. We will have lunch on a rock outcrop, go for a swim if interested and continue on to One Lake, Two Lake, and Three Lake with some interesting portages along the way. Our last portage takes us into Mantario Lake and the cabin near the south end. Once at the cabin, we will prepare our dinner and unpack.  Swimming and relaxing in the sauna will cap the evening off.

Tuesday: We will start the day off in the morning on Mantario Lake, paddle to the south end of the lake, portage into Spider Lake where we will canoe next to a glacially sculpted granite wall until we reach the far south end. We will portage into Olive Lake where we will fish for Walleye for a few hours, a shore lunch (packed sandwiches), swim, relax, fish and return to the cabin in time to eat our catch (hopefully). If you don’t know how to fish, I can teach you. If you want to learn how to fillet a fish, I can teach you that too. And if you don’t like to eat fish, that’s ok, I can eat it for you. Fishing is not obligatory.

Wednesday:  Possible activities include a day hike, fishing for Northern Pike on Mantario and/or a hike to the top of Mantario for some blueberry picking. The blueberries will be ready for eating and if we collect enough, we may even make a blueberry pie.  

Thursday: You decide. A repeat of Tuesday or Wednesday or some other unplanned activities can include: Snorkeling Mantario! There are wonderful lake creatures to see such as crawfish, snails, and minnows and lots of interesting aquatic plants. Read your favorite book on a secluded part of the island

where you can read to your hearts content. It is your week at Mantario cabin to enjoy, so enjoy it the way you want. I will be there to guide you along the way. Mantario is one of the most beautiful places on our planet and I want you to enjoy it as much as I do.

Friday: We will return to the Big Whiteshell and our journey will be over. That is, until you come back for another Mantario adventure!

A little info on Marc Leclair (trip leader): I have been leading trips to the Mantario cabin for over 10 years; I have been paddling and exploring the backcountry for over 20 years. If you have any questions regarding Living off the Land week please contact the office and they will get you in contact with me.

Jul 15 2019 to Jul 19 2019
 
 
Hiking the Brandon Area

Hiking the Brandon Area

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

July 20, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Registration opens July 13. Contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net.

This full-day hike (12-15 km.) features the historical military site of Camp Hughes, the new Assiniboine Food Forest trail in Brandon and other town trails.

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Jul 20 2019
 
 
 
 
Garden/Cycle Tour

Garden/Cycle Tour

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

July 17, 2019

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Julia Schoen 204-269-8004.

Garden/Cycle Tour, cycling to various home gardens. Location TBA. Note: this tour is not the same as Nature Manitoba’s Garden Tour & Plant Sale scheduled for July 13/19.

Jul 17 2019
 
 
 
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Whither the Wildflowers: Transcona Bioreserve - Rescheduled
Jul 23 2019
 
 
Cycle from West St. James

Cycle from West St. James

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

July 24, 2019

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Ted Harvey 204-889-5725 or tharvey50@shaw.ca.

Cycle from West St. James. Route to be determined. Possibly to The Forks/RRCC with new building tour/Fort Whyte Centre. Distance 20-40 kms.

Jul 24 2019
 
 
 
Astronomy Weekend

Astronomy Weekend

Fri, July 26th to Mon, July 29th
Heather Matheson
Lorne Klassen

Enjoy some of the darkest nighttime skies in southern Manitoba from the idyllic setting of the Mantario Wilderness Zone. With a thin crescent moon not rising until early morning, we'll take advantage of the dark to learn to navigate the stars, be amazed at the majesty of the Milky Way, view the wonders of the Universe through a telescope, and possibly enjoy some Northern Lights and meteors.

Astronomy weekend isn't only for die-hard astronomers - all are welcome! During the day we'll travel by canoe and on foot, exploring the area as far and wide or as close to home as participants desire. Possibilities include hiking part of the Mantario Trail, an evening paddle to Sunset Hill, fishing, wildlife viewing, blueberry picking, and day trips to nearby lakes.

Jul 26 2019 to Jul 29 2019
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Mantario Trail north end day hike

Mantario Trail north end day hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

July 27, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

To register please call Roger at 204-451-1219

Please join Roger for hike from north trailhead at Big Whiteshell Lake along the shore for Big Whiteshell Lake followed by BBQ and potluck . 

Meet at 9 am at Red River food store parking lot in Southdale along Fermor Ave .Drivers will need provncial park pass. 

 

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Astronomy Weekend

Astronomy Weekend

Fri, July 26th to Mon, July 29th
Heather Matheson
Lorne Klassen

Enjoy some of the darkest nighttime skies in southern Manitoba from the idyllic setting of the Mantario Wilderness Zone. With a thin crescent moon not rising until early morning, we'll take advantage of the dark to learn to navigate the stars, be amazed at the majesty of the Milky Way, view the wonders of the Universe through a telescope, and possibly enjoy some Northern Lights and meteors.

Astronomy weekend isn't only for die-hard astronomers - all are welcome! During the day we'll travel by canoe and on foot, exploring the area as far and wide or as close to home as participants desire. Possibilities include hiking part of the Mantario Trail, an evening paddle to Sunset Hill, fishing, wildlife viewing, blueberry picking, and day trips to nearby lakes.

Jul 26 2019 to Jul 29 2019
 
 
 
Rock 'n Stroll: Stony Mountain, Stonewall and Argyle

Rock 'n Stroll: Stony Mountain, Stonewall and Argyle

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

July 31, 2019

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net .

Join Rose for a rockin' hike through the 440 million-year-old quarries of Stony Mountain (collecting permitted) and Stonewall, tour the little village of Argyle which has a remarkable number of historic structures, and test out a small section of the 106 km.-long Interlake Pioneer Trail on the Prime Meridian. Registration commences July 24.

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Jul 31 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 

Garden Tour 2019

 

Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming workshops scheduled at the moment.

Upcoming Mantario Trips

Jul 26 2019 to Jul 29 2019
Aug 12 2019 to Aug 16 2019
Aug 19 2019 to Aug 23 2019

Upcoming Birding Outings

There are no upcoming trips scheduled at the moment.

Upcoming Major Outings

Aug 17 2019 to Aug 24 2019
Aug 31 2019 to Sep 2 2019