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Nature Manitoba Outings

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.


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Seven Sisters and environs

April 27, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

We’ll search for loons, grebes, ducks, raptors and other migrants along the Winnipeg River. Meet at the Seven Sisters Dam at 9:00 a.m. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peter Taylor at 204-753-2977 or at taylorp@granite.mb.ca for info or to register.

Hike 'n Hunt for the Crocus: Western MB

April 28, 2019
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

A full-day hike around Neepawa and Minnedosa around crocus time. A full-day 12-14 km. hike scouring Arden - crocus capital of Manitoba - for those spring flowers, and a tripartite offering of trails around Neepawa and Minnedosa. The grand finale is the first spring dinner of the season in Minnedosa. For Nature Manitoba members only.

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Contact / Registration: 

 Registration begins April 21. Please contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net.

Woodcocks

April 30, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join Rudolf Koes on an evening outing to look for woodcock. With luck we may also hear and possibly see owls. Rain-date is Thursday 2 May.

Contact / Registration: 

Call Rudolf at 204-661-0763 or e-mail rkoes@mymts.net for more information or to register.

Wander the wonderful Whiteshell trails

May 4, 2019
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Explore the north and mid-range areas of Whiteshell Provincial Park along its many trails (ca. 15 km. worth), including sections of the great Trans Canada Trail. This is an all-day hike with a late return to Winnipeg. 

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Contact / Registration: 

Registration opens April 28. Contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net.

Canoe Camping

May 18, 2019 to May 20, 2019
Major Trips / NOVICE

Canoe camping from Stewart L to Winnange L and return (Experimental lakes area)

Maximum of 7 paddlers.

If weather is too tumultuous, then car camping in Riding Mountain.

No maximum for this other than cannot fill the park.

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Libau/Beaconia/Brokenhead Wetland

May 18, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

We will look for prairie, wetland and woodland birds north of Libau. Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Vireo, Orchard Oriole, Bobolink, Nelson’s Sparrow, Virginia Rail and a variety of warblers, raptors and shorebirds are all possible. We will finish the outing with a walk along the boardwalk at the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve.

Contact / Registration: 

Meet at the Boston Pizza at the southeast corner of Chief Peguis Trail and Henderson Hwy. at 7:30 for a departure at 7:45 a.m. sharp. For more info or to register contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062.

Assiniboine Park

June 1, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

We will look for vireos, flycatchers and warblers, which should still be migrating. This will be a morning-only outing, weather permitting.

Contact / Registration: 

No registration is needed. Meet Rudolf Koes at 8 a.m.at the footbridge.

Hiking Rivers Provincial Park and Brandon Area

July 21, 2019
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

This full-day hike (12-15 km.) features the lovely Rivers Provincial Park and trail systems in Brandon, including the archaeological site of Grand Valley and the new Assiniboine Food Forest trail.

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

Registration opens July 14. Contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net.

Hike Camping

August 31, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Major Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Hike from the bison compound to the Minnedosa River backcountry campsite (about 5 km one way and mostly flat). Could be a bike camping trip if participants want to do that. Spend a day exploring the north end of Grasshopper Valley where you might see elk. Maximum of 8 participants. If weather is not nice, could car camp at Lake Audy instead.

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