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Outdoor Activities

Nature Manitoba conducts a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year. Our activities include canoeing, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, camping, cross-country skiing, and other outdoor recreational pursuits. All Outdoor Activities are free for members, with the exception of any cabin/park fees if applicable, and the Grey Hares group is listed separately. Non-members may attend a trip or two at no cost, in order explore the option of membership. Before registering for a trip please review the safety requirements and the difficulty rating using the following Trip Rating Guidelines.

If you are a member, please contact the trip leader directly with any questions, as listed below, otherwise please contact our office.

Nature Manitoba Outings

Kildonan and McBeth Park Wanderung

December 15, 2019
General Trips / NOVICE

Meet in front of the pavilion / restaurant in Kildonan Park at 10 a.m 
Walk for 1 and 3/4 hours.
See the large Cottonwood trees and winter wildlife (Squirrels and Birds)
Go for coffee at the park afterwards.
 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Ken to register at : 204-668-4482 or email kswmmr@yahoo.ca

Winnipeg Christmas Bird Count

December 15, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This is a great opportunity to see some wintering birds in the city. Join tens of thousands of other birders across North America in this event and help contribute to our knowledge of winter bird distribution. A potluck dinner and compiling session will be held afterwards; details about venue to follow.

Contact / Registration: 

Please contact Rudolf Koes well before the count date, at 204-661-0763 for details or to register.

Hike Assiniboine Forest

December 18, 2019
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Hike Assiniboine Forest. Walk 5 km through the forest off Grant Avenue. Lunch at the Mennonite University cafe on north side of Grant Ave.

Contact / Registration: 

Two (2) outings to choose from: Option 2: For more info & to register, contact Loretta Humeniuk at lhum@shaw.ca

Ski at a location with groomed trails

December 18, 2019
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Two (2) outings to choose from: Option 1: Ski at a location with groomed trails (snow dependent) Rating: Novice to Intermediate. All up-to-date info is at http://greyhares-anita.blogspot.ca.  

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Kevin and Anita Miller at k.a.miller@mts.net to register. Note: Advise Kevin & Anita if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Ski Bittersweet trails near Treherne

January 15, 2020
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Two (2) outings to choose from: Option 1: Ski Bittersweet trails near Treherne.  Enjoy 20 km of classic and 14 km of skate ski trails of varying difficulty, from easy to difficult. Easier trails are toward the east side, more difficult trails and hills to the west side, central warming hut plus a new clubhouse at the trail head.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Ted Harvey 204-889-5725 or tharvey50@shaw.ca. Note: Advise Ted if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

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.