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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. Note that a trip's difficulty is rated 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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Interlake Hiking Extravaganza

April 28, 2018
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

A full-day hike of ca.12 km. along trails in the Interlake region: Green Acres Park in Teulon, Norris Lake Provincial Park, Narcisse snake dens where the mating season may have begun, and Lundar Beach Provincial Park where we willi have a potluck BBQ.

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Contact / Registration: 

Register after April 21st by emailing rkuzina@mymts.net

Hike from Falcon Lake to West Hawk Lake

May 5, 2018
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

This is a 13 km. hike along the Trans Canada spur trail from the Falcon Lake townsite to West Hawk Lake. This excellent gravelled trail winds through various terrains: granite outcrops, steep and gradual hills, forests and wetlands.

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Contact / Registration: 

Register after April 29th by emailing rkuzina@mymts.net

Libau/Mars Hill/Patricia Beach

May 19, 2018
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 more info or to register contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062.

Spruce Woods Hike

May 20, 2018
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE
Hike the Spirit Sands / Devil’s Punch Bowl Loop.  Enjoy spectacular lookouts over the Devil’s Punch Bowl, the Assiniboine River and Marsh’s Lake.  Several steep hills.  Distance – 12 KM
 

Contact / Registration: 

To register please e-mail davidspector@shaw.ca 

Spirit Sands

May 26, 2018
General Trips / NOVICE

Please join Roger for hike in Spruce Woods Provincial Park  and hike the Spirit Sands  followed by a potluck -BBQ ..

 

 

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Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219 . Meeting place is at Polo Park Shopping Centre parking lot ( South West corner ) near Portage in front of Sears at 9 am Please note drivers should have provincial park pass .

Quest for the Crocus: Springtime in the Sandilands

May 27, 2018
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE
Wander around the Marchand/Woodridge area of the Sandilands Provincial Forest in search of the Manitoba crocus. Includes some hiking up and down dunes, finding spring wildflowers, and discovering areas that are home to native orchids.

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Contact / Registration: 

Register on or after May 20th by emailing Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net

Spring Wildflower Evening Exploration

June 5, 2018
General Trips / NOVICE

We will scour the Transcona area for native wildflowers and plants in this neighbourhood's remarkably preserved prairie biospheres on a hopefully magnificent evening (around 6:30 p.m.). Cameras and binoculars would not be out of place.

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Contact / Registration: 

Register on or after May 29th by eailing Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net

Turtle Mountain Provincial Park Hiking

June 9, 2018
General Trips / NOVICE

Please join Roger for hiking in Turtle Mountain Provincial Park south of Boissevain . Potluck and BBQ is proposed afterwards .

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Contact / Registration: 

To register please call Roger at 204-451-1219 Meeting time is 8 am at Humpty's Restaurant parking lot at south east corner of McGillivary and Perimeter Highway  Drivers need Manitoba park pass / 

Plant Identification in Whittier Park in St-Boniface

June 16, 2018
General Trips / NOVICE

Please join Roger for a few  hours and look at plants  along the river bank and fields and try to identify them . If you have field guides please bring them.

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Contact / Registration: 

For information call Roger at 204-451-1219. Meeting place will be at entrance of Voyageur Park on St Joseph Street close to winter slide structure at 10 am . 

Canoe to Robinson Lake

June 28, 2018 to July 1, 2018
General Trips / NOVICE

Join Jerry for a backcountry canoe and camping trip to Robinson Lake (at edge of Experimental lakes). Max of 6 paddlers. Involves one portage of about 400 m (downhill on a rough road and then upon return uphill of course). Paddling distance one way of about 3 km. Stay 3 nights at the campsite.  Explore the area, fish, . . . There a number of portages out of Robinson for exploring.

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Elk Island Hike

July 8, 2018
General Trips / NOVICE

Please join Roger for hike to Elk Island from Victoria Beach / Swimming is definitely  an option / The hike involves crossing a narrow channel to island . Potluck and BBQ will be held afterwards.

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Contact / Registration: 

Please register with Roger at 204-451-1219 . Meeting place is Perkins parking lot at Lagimodière and Regent at 9 am .     

Whitemouth Provincial Park and Area hike

July 21, 2018
General Trips / NOVICE

Please join Roger for hike around Whitemouth Provincial Park which is located where Whitemouth joins Winnipeg River system . Possible fishing for a brief period .

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Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219.  Meeting place at 9 am will be parking lot facing Fermor Avenue in front of Red River Coop Foodstore . Potluck and BBQ will follow .  

Mantario Trail south end Hike

August 11, 2018
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Join Roger for hike at south end of Mantario Trail in Whiteshell Provincial Park . We will go in direction of Caribou Lake and see how close we get to lake  of if we make it up to lake , Terrain is rocky and has up and downs .

Potluck and BBQ will follow.

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Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219.Meeting place at 9 am is Fermor Ave parking lot in Southdale facing Red Rver Coop Food Store .Drivers need valid Manitoba park pass .

8 day Canoe Trip from Robinson to Ethelma

August 22, 2018 to August 29, 2018
Major Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Join Jerry for a canoe and camping trip at the edge of the ELA. Start at Robinson L and end at Ethelma L. (Involves a 2 km road walk back for drivers after driving cars to Ethelma landing.) Appreciate a marvelous pictograph site at a cliff cave on Dryberry. 3 to 4 lay over days likely. A total of 6 portages (7 if low water levels). SEE READ MORE for portage details.

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Riding Mountain cycling & camping trip

September 1, 2018 to September 3, 2018
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Join Jerry for a Riding Mountain backcountry cycling and camping trip to Kinnis Creek campsite (about 8 km one way). Enjoy Fall emerging in the park. A nice trail to cycle on. Stay 2 nights at the site.  Then cycle back to starting point at north end bison compound. Take nature pictures, explore, . . .  Email raven981@mts.net

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