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Nature Manitoba Events

July 2017

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St Boniface St Vital Cycle

St Boniface St Vital Cycle

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, July 2nd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Please join me for a leisurely cycle for about  3 hours . We will meet at close to Fort Gibraltar at 9 :30 am at St Joseph beside the winter slide structure .Please bring water and snacks. Helmet required.

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Jul 2 2017
 
Mellow Mantario *CANCELLED

Mellow Mantario *CANCELLED

Mon, July 3rd to Fri, July 7th
Cam Stacey

THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join Cam and Jo for a laid back few days days enjoying all that the Mantario cabin and the lake has to offer. We're passionate about the ol' place and hope to show you why! We're planning a leisurely trip in and then as much or as little activity as you like once we arrive at the cabin. So many options, but relaxing is the priority!  Max 8 participants (any ages) in order to keep it mellow!

Jul 3 2017 to Jul 7 2017
 
 
Monday Evening Rides

Monday Evening Rides

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Mon, July 3rd

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

 

Please meet at 6pm in front ot 6885 Roblin Road. Helmets are required. Call Lesly Andrews if you need more info at 204-888-2442

 

Join Lesly Andrews for Monday evening bike rides starting at the Perimeter and Roblin Blvd to The Whitehorse at Saint Francois Xavier This is an out and back so speed is not a concern we will pick up all stragglers on our return.

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Jul 3 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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Wampum Provincial Forest Hike

Wampum Provincial Forest Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, July 9th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Please join Roger for a hike in Wampum Provincial Forest around Piney in southern Manitoba .

Hike will be followed by a potluck .

We will meet  at 9 am in parking lot facing Fermor Ave ( Highway 1 ) in front of Red River Coop store.

 

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Jul 9 2017
 
Family Week

Family Week

Mon, July 10th to Fri, July 14th
Patrick Nowicki

Come out and enjoy Mantario with Pat and learn to appreciate the beauty of the area. The Mantario Cabin will give you great memories of different activities on or off the island. Whether it’s jumping off the dock, discovering the forest trails, or enjoying seeing one of the many creatures who share the island, Mantario will keep you and your kids coming back for more!

Jul 10 2017 to Jul 14 2017
 
Hecla Provincial Park and Hecla Village hike
Jul 15 2017
 
Day of exploring the banks of the Red and Seine River

Day of exploring the banks of the Red and Seine River

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, July 15th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Day of exploring the banks of the Red and Seine River , bring your camera, sketch pad .We are going to identify plants, insects and birds .Are they food, medicine or poison. You may be even inspired to write a poem or short story. The day will be followed  by a potluck and BBQ .Dress appropriately , bring hat, water and snacks. If you have identification guides please bring them. Meet at 9 am at St Joseph street at Whittier Park ( Fort Gibraltar ) in St Boniface .

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Jul 15 2017
 
Monday Evening Rides

Monday Evening Rides

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Mon, July 10th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

 

Please meet at 6pm in front ot 6885 Roblin Road. Helmets are required. Call Lesly Andrews if you need more info at 204-888-2442

 

Join Lesly Andrews for Monday evening bike rides starting at the Perimeter and Roblin Blvd to The Whitehorse at Saint Francois Xavier This is an out and back so speed is not a concern we will pick up all stragglers on our return.

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Jul 10 2017
 
 
Cycle from Larter's Golf Course to Selkirk Park

Cycle from Larter's Golf Course to Selkirk Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, July 12th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Brian Wagg bwaggwpg@gmail.com or 204-663-8333. Note: Advise Brian if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Cycle from Larter's Golf Course to Selkirk Park for a picnic lunch. We will be stopping to regroup at Lockport, Lower Fort Garry, and Selkirk along the way. Cycle time about 1 1/2 hours each way.  We will not be touring Lower Fort Garry on this trip.

 

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Jul 12 2017
 
 
 
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A Boreal Reflection

A Boreal Reflection

Mon, July 17th to Fri, July 21st
Charles Burchill
Al Louer

Take this opportunity to explore part of the great northern Boreal Forest with Botanist Charles Burchill.  Paddle and Hike the lakes and trails around Mantario; learn about the plants and ecosystems, both large and small, or just enjoy getting out into the back country. Find out more about the trip from Charles’ site.

Jul 17 2017 to Jul 21 2017
 
Kenora Hiking Extravaganza

Kenora Hiking Extravaganza

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, July 22nd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Please register after July 14 by emailing rkuzina@mymts.net

The Kenora area has a multitude of trail systems and we shall hike all day, sampling as many as we can (ca. 15 km. worth). This will be a full-day excursion with a return-to-Winnipeg time of 10 p.m. or later.
     

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Jul 22 2017
 
Monday Evening Rides

Monday Evening Rides

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Mon, July 17th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

 

Please meet at 6pm in front ot 6885 Roblin Road. Helmets are required. Call Lesly Andrews if you need more info at 204-888-2442

 

Join Lesly Andrews for Monday evening bike rides starting at the Perimeter and Roblin Blvd to The Whitehorse at Saint Francois Xavier This is an out and back so speed is not a concern we will pick up all stragglers on our return.

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Jul 17 2017
 
 
Garden/Cycle Tour

Garden/Cycle Tour

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, July 19th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact  Julia Schoen 204-269-8004.

 

Garden/Cycle Tour, cycling to various home gardens.

 

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Jul 19 2017
 
 
 
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Live Off the Land *CANCELLED*

Live Off the Land *CANCELLED*

Mon, July 24th to Fri, July 28th
Marc Leclair

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 24 2017 to Jul 28 2017
 
 
Monday Evening Rides

Monday Evening Rides

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Mon, July 24th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

 

Please meet at 6pm in front ot 6885 Roblin Road. Helmets are required. Call Lesly Andrews if you need more info at 204-888-2442

 

Join Lesly Andrews for Monday evening bike rides starting at the Perimeter and Roblin Blvd to The Whitehorse at Saint Francois Xavier This is an out and back so speed is not a concern we will pick up all stragglers on our return.

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Elk Island Hike

Elk Island Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, July 30th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Please join Roger for a hike to Elk Island at Victoria Beach . Great swimming opportunity .

We will meet at 9:am at Perkins parking lot facing Lagimodière at corner of Regent .

Hike to be followed by potluck.

 

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Jul 30 2017
 
Photography Week

Photography Week

Mon, July 31st to Fri, August 4th
Brian Hydesmith

​Led by a former newspaper photographer, Brian Hydesmith, who will encourage you to improve your enjoyment of photography through exploration and understanding. You’ll improve your visual thinking and story-telling, try new compositions and techniques, and explore unfamiliar settings on your camera.

See the photos from the 2013 photography trip in here.

Since most photography is digital today, the trip won't focus much on film, but may be discussed if people are interested. Please note there is not the possibility for recharging batteries out there! It is important that participants come equipped with adequate spare batteries to cover their time, knowing that they will be doing more photography than usual.

Jul 31 2017 to Aug 4 2017
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Monday Evening Rides

Monday Evening Rides

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Mon, July 31st

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

 

Please meet at 6pm in front ot 6885 Roblin Road. Helmets are required. Call Lesly Andrews if you need more info at 204-888-2442

 

Join Lesly Andrews for Monday evening bike rides starting at the Perimeter and Roblin Blvd to The Whitehorse at Saint Francois Xavier This is an out and back so speed is not a concern we will pick up all stragglers on our return.

Activity Type: 

Jul 31 2017
 

 

Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming workshops scheduled at the moment.

Upcoming Mantario Trips

Jul 31 2017 to Aug 4 2017
Aug 7 2017 to Aug 11 2017
Aug 14 2017 to Aug 18 2017

Upcoming Birding Outings

There are no upcoming trips scheduled at the moment.

Upcoming Major Outings

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Aug 14 2017 to Aug 27 2017