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Grey Hares Outings

Who are the Grey Hares?

If you are free mid-week on Wednesdays, the Grey Hares are looking for you. We are looking for retired or part-time working people who enjoy physically active things to do, who are looking for new experiences, new places to go, new places to explore. Are you looking to expand your horizons, make new friends among like-minded people, and meaningful things to do on Wednesdays? The Grey Hares may be your answer.

The Grey Hares is a group within Nature Manitoba of retired, and partly retired people who enjoy all of these activities. The Grey Hares meet twice a year to produce a schedule of events that occur every Wednesday – all of these events are organized by volunteers from the ranks of the group. We carpool to destinations and share expenses. Most events are free, some include lunch in a nearby restaurant, but mostly we take our own food. Our pace of activity tends to be at the lower end of speed but varies according to the group. Nobody gets left behind! Note that a trip's difficulty is rated using the following Trip Rating Guidelines.

We cross country ski in the winter, we cycle, bike, canoe or camp in the summer. Between seasons we do ‘cultural events’ eg. touring the MTC, the WAG, or other places of interest. We are always looking for new places to go, events to attend, and experiences to share. We always welcome new members in our group as new faces come with new ideas/places to go! Our membership fees are very low - $5.00 gives a lifetime membership. Members must also be members of Nature Manitoba, but others are welcome to come on one or two trips to try us out before they commit. Please consider coming out to one of our events. Please note that not all events are advertised via Nature Manitoba's website and newsletter. A few are reserved for members only.

For further information, contact the Nature Manitoba office at 204-943-9029 or email us.

Past Trips

Hike in Assiniboine Park

May 29, 2019
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Enjoy a 2 hour Hike in Assiniboine Park with a historical emphasis (on it’s 110th birthday) by fellow Grey Hare, David Spector. Bring a bag lunch if you wish…maybe an ice cream at Sargent Sundae’s across the footbridge afterwards.

Contact / Registration: 

For more information & to register, contact Chris Urban or 204-837-5940.

Cycle the Selkirk area

June 5, 2019

Cycle the Selkirk area on a combination of quiet roads and the Great Trail (aka Trans Canada Trail). Stop for lunch at the Historic St. Peters Church. Approx. distance 35 kms. Easy cycle on mostly flat terrain. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Shirley & Gord Froehlich 204-785-9799 or

Cycle Matlock to Gimli and return

June 12, 2019

Cycle Matlock to Gimli and return. Approx. distance 48 kms round trip. Enjoy cycling through the beach towns & open areas including great views of Lake Winnipeg. Bring your own lunch or enjoy lunch at one of Gimli’s restaurants.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Marilyn Hurrell 204-832-8908 or

Garden/Cycle Tour

July 17, 2019
Grey Hares / NOVICE

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.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Julia Schoen 204-269-8004.

Walking tour of permaculture gardens

August 14, 2019
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Walking tour of the permaculture gardens of the Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-op (SSOCC) led by the vice-president Rod Kueneman. After the tour we can lunch in the garden followed by a neighbourhood walk and the option of a treat at BDI.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Jennifer Johnsen/Kevin MacDonald 204-256-6145.

Cycle and Harvest

September 4, 2019

Cycle and Harvest – cycle trip to harvest vegetables at the Floodway Gardens (north of Town of Birds Hill). Pack a grocery bag for your vegetables. Leader can arrange pick up after cycle. There will be a picnic stop along the way.

Contact / Registration: 

For more information and to register, contact Brian Wagg 204-663-8333 or