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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.


Hike in Assiniboine Park

May 29, 2019
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Enjoy a 2 hour Hike in Assiniboine Park with a historical emphasis (on it’s 110th birthday) by fellow Grey Hare, David Spector. Bring a bag lunch if you wish…maybe an ice cream at Sargent Sundae’s across the footbridge afterwards.

Contact / Registration: 

For more information & to register, contact Chris Urban csurban52@gmail.com or 204-837-5940.

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.

Cycle the Selkirk area

June 5, 2019
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Cycle the Selkirk area on a combination of quiet roads and the Great Trail (aka Trans Canada Trail). Stop for lunch at the Historic St. Peters Church. Approx. distance 35 kms. Easy cycle on mostly flat terrain. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Shirley & Gord Froehlich 204-785-9799 or prairieoriginals@mts.net.

Cycle Matlock to Gimli and return

June 12, 2019
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Cycle Matlock to Gimli and return. Approx. distance 48 kms round trip. Enjoy cycling through the beach towns & open areas including great views of Lake Winnipeg. Bring your own lunch or enjoy lunch at one of Gimli’s restaurants.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Marilyn Hurrell 204-832-8908 or marilynh@mts.net

Twin Beaches Hike and Canoeing lake francis

June 15, 2019
General Trips / NOVICE

Meet at 9 am at Polo Park Shopping Centre parking lot close to Portage Ave in front where Sears store was .

Group will split into 1 group hiking Twin Beaches and  another group canoeing Lake Francis . Potluck will follow, 

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

To register please call Roger at 204-451-1219

Garden/Cycle Tour

July 17, 2019
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Garden/Cycle Tour, cycling to various home gardens. Location TBA. Note: this tour is not the same as Nature Manitoba’s Garden Tour & Plant Sale scheduled for July 13/19.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Julia Schoen 204-269-8004.

Hiking Rivers Provincial Park and Brandon Area

July 20, 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 13. Contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net.

Mantario Trail north end day hike

July 27, 2019
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Please join Roger for hike from north trailhead at Big Whiteshell Lake along the shore for Big Whiteshell Lake followed by BBQ and potluck . 

Meet at 9 am at Red River food store parking lot in Southdale along Fermor Ave .Drivers will need provncial park pass. 

 

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

To register please call Roger at 204-451-1219

Walking tour of permaculture gardens

August 14, 2019
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Walking tour of the permaculture gardens of the Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-op (SSOCC) led by the vice-president Rod Kueneman. After the tour we can lunch in the garden followed by a neighbourhood walk and the option of a treat at BDI.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Jennifer Johnsen/Kevin MacDonald 204-256-6145.

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.

Trip Leader: 

Cycle and Harvest

September 4, 2019
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Cycle and Harvest – cycle trip to harvest vegetables at the Floodway Gardens (north of Town of Birds Hill). Pack a grocery bag for your vegetables. Leader can arrange pick up after cycle. There will be a picnic stop along the way.

Contact / Registration: 

For more information and to register, contact Brian Wagg 204-663-8333 or bwaggwpg@gmail.com.

Walk Into A Tree

October 30, 2019
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Walk Into A Tree. Casual 5 to 7 km round-trip walk/hike along the Red River through giant cottonwoods in Kildonan Park and Rivergrove. We will visit a tree you can walk into without bouncing off of and that is one of the few living things you can hug from the inside.

Contact / Registration: 

Register by October 28 with Donna Kurt at canoeist@mts.net.

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