Family Nature Club invites all nature nuts ages 8-13 (accompanied by a parent/guardian/caregiver) to explore the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail. We’ll be on the lookout and listening for some Boreal birds. We will also look for the amazing Orchids and Carnivorous Plants that call this Fen home.
Please make sure to dress for the weather as we will meet rain or shine! Feel free to bring binoculars and field guides if you like.
Family Nature Club is free for Nature Manitoba members but does have a limit of 18 people in total for each event. We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to participate.
We will meet at the Brokendhead Wetland Trail for 9:00am July 3, 2022.
Not a Nature Manitoba member yet? That’s okay! Try out Nature Club once for FREE and see if it’s for you.
In the event of inclement weather Nature Club will be cancelled. Inclement Weather includes extreme cold, thunder & lightning, extreme heat, or extreme weather events.
Nature Manitoba's Current Covid Protocols can be found HERE.
Your guides, Cam Stacey and Abe Friesen, are naturalists and adventurers who together with you want to explore the glorious wilderness in and around Mantario Lake. Activities will include birdwatching, fishing, hiking, canoeing and games. The best adventurers are shared adventures, so families are welcome whether you’re a family of one or five.
Cam Stacey is genuinely interested in people, what interests and inspires them. Since his youth, he has been leading groups in and out of Mantario. Cam engages and encourages all as they paddle and portage their way through this environment that he is intimately acquainted with, all the way to the fabulous Mantario Lake.
Abe Friesen is a beekeeper and educator, who is inspired by the natural world and the enthusiasm that children (and adults) bring with them to the natural world; noticing the butterflies, birds, trees, fish, and rocks. When not walking, canoeing, fishing and observing with you, he’ll be engaging with you in drama, board, or card games.
We have reserved a cluster of 8 campsites in the Rushing River Provincial Park campground (26 km SE of Kenora Ontario).
In addition to the camaraderie and good times at the campsites, including cooking and eating cooperative suppers together, we plan to do two full days and two half days of paddling and hiking, with the emphasis on paddling Dogtooth Lake (25 sq km, 108 km of shoreline). Swimming and exploring the rapids are also on the agenda.
For much more info, including cost, please contact Kevin & Anita Miller at email@example.com .
As of July 3, 24 Grey Hares members have registered, so the trip is full. There is one person on the waiting list.
Join botanist Charles Burchill and photographer Brian Hydesmith for an exploration of the Mantario ecology and landscape through your eyes, magnifying glasses, and the lens of your camera. Find a new appreciation for everything from sunsets to trees to edible and useful local plants, through useful information and techniques.
Charles Burchill is an avid paddler and field botanist with a keen interest in exploring from the back of the lens. He has been a leader with the Mantario Summer Program since the 1990s and has enjoyed paddling and exploring the region for many years.
Brian Hydesmith has been photographing for decades and will help us identify some great locations and provide advice, tips, and challenges to improve our photography, regardless of your experience or camera.
Repeats every month on the second Tuesday 12 times.
June 14, 2022
July 12, 2022
August 9, 2022
September 13, 2022
October 11, 2022
November 8, 2022
December 13, 2022
January 10, 2023
February 14, 2023
March 14, 2023
April 11, 2023
May 9, 2023
Contact / Registration:
Charles Begley (register at firstname.lastname@example.org) Nature Manitoba's COVID-19 protocols (effective 2022-Mar-01): Here.
Date: The second Tuesday of every month at 9.00 AM Location: Smitty’s Family Restaurant, 580 Pembina Hwy (near Grant Ave) Registration deadline: The preceding Sunday at 6:00 PM. Charles needs to know who will be attending. Bring: Your name tag.
Yvette Berube (register by email at email@example.com or phone/text at 204-254-3208). Nature Manitoba's COVID-19 protocols (effective 2022-Mar-01): Here.
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Meet at McKittrick Park ball diamond. Park on Rathgar Ave or Beresford Ave.
Description: Cycle from Lord Roberts, south to Bridgwater. This ride is on paved bike paths with just a few traffic lights. Head south on the Transit Bike Trail til we reach Bishop Grandin Blvd. Then we head west to Bridgwater. We'll travel past numerous ponds, enjoying the return of birds and plants, and go to Bridgwater Trails Fountain. We return north to McGillivray Blvd, then east and ride the Transit Bike Trail.
Hike Elk Island at Victoria Beach at Lake Winnipeg . Maximum 12 people. Unvaccinated people welcome.
Car pooling arranged . In cars people should wear masks. Dress accordingly . Bring swim suit as we have to go through water to get to island . Great swimming opportunities. Wear proper shoes and bring lunch and water.
Meet at 8 am at R& R parking lot ( formerly Perkins ) at Lagimodière and Regent .
Enjoy some of the darkest nighttime skies in southern Manitoba from the idyllic setting of the Mantario Wilderness Zone. We'll learn to navigate the stars, be amazed at the majesty of the Milky Way, view the wonders of the Universe through a telescope, and possibly enjoy some Northern Lights and meteors. Astronomy week isn't only for die-hard astronomers - staying out all night is entirely optional! During the day we'll travel by canoe and on foot, exploring the area as far and wide or as close to home as participants desire. Possibilities include hiking part of the Mantario Trail, an evening paddle to Sunset Hill, fishing, blueberry picking, and day trips to nearby lakes.
Heather Matheson is a former astrophysicist who loves all things outdoors. She has been exploring the Mantario area for 15 years, and considers it one of the loveliest places in the world.