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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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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 .

Delta Marsh IBA Blitz

August 12, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join us for an exciting blitz in the world famous Delta Marsh. We will be counting some of the specialty species of the area including shorebirds, grebes and wading birds. We will begin early and be finished by lunchtime. 

Contact / Registration: 

To register contact Tim at iba@naturemanitoba.ca

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

Riverton/Sandy Bar Weed Pull

August 16, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

It is the time for our annual Riverton Sandy Bar weed pull. held in conjunction with IBA Caretaker Joanne Smith, this is an excellent opportunity to roll up your sleeves and help recreate the Piping Plover habitat for which this area was once known.  We'll meet at 8:45 am at the parking area and then take the 15 minute walk out to the sandbar area together.

Contact / Registration: 

To register please contact Tim at iba@naturemanitoba.ca

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: 

North, West, and East Shoal Lakes IBA Blitz

August 26, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Our fall program begins with an exciting opportunity to visit the excellent North, West and East Shoal Lakes. The data generated will give us a flavour of the populations of birds in this globally significant place for nature. Shoal Lakes IBA is a great place to see rare species including large wading birds, shorebirds and migrant water and songbirds.

Contact / Registration: 

To register contact Tim at iba@naturemanitoba.ca

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

Assiniboine Park

September 1, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Early September is usually a good time to look for hummingbirds, warblers and other passerine migrants in the area around the English Gardens. Join Rudolf Koes at 8:00 a.m. at the footbridge for this morning outing. No registration is necessary.

Sunday 2 September is the weather date.

 

Contact / Registration: 

None required

Annual fall Hawk Watch

September 8, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Several groups for this outing have already been formed, but it may be possible to organize your own group.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Call Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 to register your group or for more info.

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

Shoal Lakes/St. Ambroise/Delta

September 22, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join Garry Budyk on this day-long outing looking for waterfowl, egrets, raptors, gulls and terns, late shorebirds and warblers and more. At this time of year anything is possible.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Garry at 204-667-1062 for information or to register.

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

Elma/Seven Sisters

October 20, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Peter Taylor will lead this outing, which was highly successful in recent years, with sightings of numerous Bald Eagles, two Golden Eagles, Sandhill Cranes and more. Scoters are possible.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062 for carpool information for Winnipeg participants, or Peter at 1-204-753-2977 for additional details.

Lake Winnipeg Beaches

November 3, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Late fall is a good time to look for lingering waterfowl, raptors and gulls along the beaches of S.E. Lake Winnipeg. Winter passerines, such as Snow Buntings and redpolls, should also be present.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for information or to register.

Winnipeg River Outing

December 1, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This is your chance to get a start on your winter list. We hope to see lingering waterfowl, such as Long-tailed Duck and Harlequin Duck, or rare gulls.

Contact / Registration: 

Call Peter Taylor at 204-753-2977 for details or to register.

Christmas Bird Count 2018/19

December 16, 2018
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.

Contact / Registration: 

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