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Nature Manitoba Outings

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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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Dragon Boating on the Red River

August 23, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

 

Dragon Boating on the Red River.  Try something new or experience it all over again! Paddles and PFD’s supplied. Start/end at Canoe/Kayak Club, 80 Churchill Drive. Cost about $100.00 for equipment rental, split between # of participants. Dragon boat can accommodate 20 paddlers.

Contact / Registration: 

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

Assiniboine Park

August 26, 2017
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Late August 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. Sunday 27 August is the weather date.

Contact / Registration: 

No registration is needed.

Mystery Urban Cycle

August 30, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Mystery Urban Cycle. Further info closer to the outing.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Kathy Holt 204-269-6052. Note: Advise Kathy if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Art Ride (Cycle) in Winnipeg

September 6, 2017
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Art Ride (Cycle) in Winnipeg – 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. There are a few routes (from downtown to St. Vital or just in downtown area), stopping at some of their public art. The WAC member talks about the art work, why it was commissioned, who the artists are, etc.

Contact / Registration: 

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

Annual Fall Hawk Watc

September 9, 2017
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Several groups for this outing have already been formed, but it may be possible to organize your own group. The Beausejour - Lac du Bonnet – Pine Falls loop, usually done by Peter Taylor and Rudolf Koes, is available this year.

Contact / Registration: 

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

Cycle on a new section of Trans Canada Trail in Lac du Bonnet area

September 13, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Cycle on a new section of Trans Canada Trail in Lac du Bonnet area, from Pinawa Dam west and then north through a wildlife management area, on a new trail. Distance about 10 km one way, flexible depending on the group.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Kathy Picard kdpicard@mymts.net or 1-204-345-8422. Note: Advise Kathy if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Shoal Lakes/St. Ambroise/Delta

September 23, 2017
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.

Hike Bittersweet Ski Trails

October 11, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Hike Bittersweet Ski Trails (near Asherne, MB), with possibility of ski trail maintenance if needed.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Marilyn Hearn 204-895-4659 or marilyn_hearn@hotmail.com. Note: Advise Marilyn if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Fall Hike around Lake Minnewasta just outside Morden

October 18, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Fall Hike around Lake Minnewasta just outside Morden enjoying the scenic lake views on a single track trail with some challenging terrain.

 

Contact / Registration: 

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

Elma – Seven Sisters

October 21, 2017
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Peter Taylor will lead this outing, which was highly successful in 2015 and 2016, 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 4, 2017
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 2, 2017
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.

Winnipeg Christmas Bird Count

December 17, 2017
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: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for details or to register. More information at a later date.