People passionate about nature

Grey Hares Trips

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


Grey Hares Outings

Walk or Skate to the Forks from Riverview area

February 12, 2020
Grey Hares / NOVICE

From May Wady and Michael Farris’ house in the middle of Riverview, walk approximately .8 km to the warm-up shack located below the Canoe and Kayak Centre on Churchill Drive.  Walk to the Forks on the river trail (another 3 km).  Alternatively change into skates at the warm-up shack and skate on the river trail.  Several route options may be possible for both skaters and walkers.   Time skate o

Contact / Registration: 

Contact May Wady at kmwady@gmail.com or 204-284-4282 to register.

Snowshoeing in Lagimodiere-Gaboury park

February 19, 2020
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Two (2) outings to choose from: Option 2: Snowshoeing in Lagimodiere-Gaboury park, one block north of Provencher and Des Meurons, off Thibault. Explore the woods then tramp along the Red and Seine rivers. Estimate time 1.5 to 2 hours. Suggest bringing a small snack. Subway and Dairy Queen across from park. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Keith Sutton 204-669-7225 or threedogz@shaw.ca

Ski the rolling and forested trails of Grand Beach

March 4, 2020
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Ski the rolling and forested trails of Grand Beach. Ski some of the 35 kms of sheltered trails in the spruce and pine forest on a choice of several loops. Trails are groomed with double classic tracks and a skating trail between. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Angela Kemp 204-772-9009 or ahkemp@yahoo.com. Note: Advise Angela if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Hike in Birds Hill Park

March 25, 2020
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Hike in Birds Hill Park. Enjoy strolling through budding early spring scenery of Birds Hill Park. Walking on slippery ice covered paths may require use of foot traction devices ie: ice cleats to avoid falls.  If adequate snow lingers then snowshoes may be in order.

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Donna Kurt at canoeist@mymts.net by March 20.

ACTIVATE….an active gaming experience

April 15, 2020
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

ACTIVATE….an active gaming experience, 3338 Portage Ave. (Westwood Mall). Participate in a physically and mentally challenging indoor gaming experience. You and your team become the players inside a video game. Cost is $25/person for 90 minutes of play – group discount may be available.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Connie Gamble at mswIZ87@gmail.com or 204-782-8686 for more info & to register.