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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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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 ..

 

 

Trip Leader: 

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.

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

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

Lake or River Paddle

May 30, 2018
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Paddle one of Manitoba’s beautiful lakes or rivers. Bring your canoe or kayak for a day’s outing with experienced paddler, Jerry Ameis. Location to be determined. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Jerry at raven981@mts.net or 204-284-1902.

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.

Trip Leader: 

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 .

Trip Leader: 

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 / 

Paddle Pinawa Channel

June 13, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

This is an intermediate to possibly advanced canoe and kayak, full day trip down the scenic Pinawa Channel from the town of Pinawa to the Old Pinawa Dam Historic Park site (provincial park pass required).  It includes fast water through rocky areas, rapids and at least one portage. We will have lunch on the way and tour the old dam site at the takeout.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Ed Rajfur at erajfur@gmail.com

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.

Trip Leader: 

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.

Trip Leader: 

Cycle from Assiniboine Park to The Forks & Return

July 4, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Enjoy an urban cycle from the Duck Pond Shelter in Assiniboine Park to The Forks, on a designated and signed biking route between Portage Ave and the river and return down Wellington Crescent. Approx. Distance 20 km. round trip. Note: An alternate route of approximately 12 km can be arranged for those wishing a shorter cycle.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Ted Harvey 204-889-5725 or tharvey50@shaw.ca

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.

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

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

Cycle East St. Paul to Birds Hill Park

July 11, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Discover East St. Paul by bike followed by picnic lunch in Birds Hill Park. Note: Advise the trip leader if you wish a more leisurely outing and if you can lead this alternate outing. Every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Brian Wagg at bwaggwpg@gmail.com  or 204-663-8333.

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 .

Trip Leader: 

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 .  

Hiking Amidst the Beautiful Plains - Neepawa Area

July 28, 2018
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

This all-day tripartite excursion features the Langford Recreational Trails, Rosedale Farm Trails, and back to Neepawa for dinner, where we can wander around the town to view its patches of lilies. About 12 km. of spectacular hiking through various terrain in western Manitoba. 

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

Register after July 21st by emailing Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net

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.

Trip Leader: 

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 .

Cycle to St Adolphe, MB

August 15, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Cycle to St Adolphe, MB from Crampton’s Vegetable Market (Waverley & Bishop Grandin) to St. Norbert Historic Site. Then cycle along west side of the Red River to St. Adolphe for lunch. Bring a trail lunch or enjoy lunch at an eatery in St. Adolphe. Return along the same route. Approx. distance 40 km. round trip. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Marilyn Hearn 204-895-4659 or marilyn_hearn@hotmail.com

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.

Trip Leader: 

Cycle The Great Trail

August 29, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Cycle The Great Trail (formerly called Trans Canada Trail) from Beaconia through Grand Beach to Lester Beach. Distance and more details to follow later. 

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Daniela Rempel at danielarempel@shaw.ca

Cycle from Old St. Boniface to Crescent Drive Park in Fort Garry

September 12, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. Approx. cycle time is less than 1.5 hours each way. Note: Advise the trip leader if you wish a more leisurely outing and if you can lead this alternate outing. Every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Brian Wagg bwaggwpg@gmail.com  or 204-663-8333

Art Ride (Cycle) in Winnipeg

October 3, 2018
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Led by a member of the Winnipeg Art Council (WAC) and a member from Bike Winnipeg, at no charge. Cycle around the city to art pieces commissioned by the WAC. It will be a different route than last year. The WAC member will talk about the art work, why it was commissioned, who the artists are, etc. All rides are on pathways or designated cycle routes.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Jody Reaburn jdreaburn2@gmail.com or 204-269-7587

Fort Gibraltar Tour, Walk Whittier Park and/or Lagimodière-Gaboury Park

October 17, 2018
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Explore Fort Gibraltar with our enthusiastic tour guide, Colin Mackie, Heritage and Education Programs Manager for Festival du Voyageur. Bring a bagged lunch followed by the walk. All up-to-date information is at http://greyhares-anita.blogspot.com  

Contact / Registration: 

Deadline to register is October 10, however “expressions of interest” are requested ASAP for planning purposes. Contact Kevin & Anita Miller at k.a.miller@mts.net