People passionate about nature

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

All day
Before 1am
Boreal Explorations

Boreal Explorations

Monday, July 8, 2024 to Friday, July 12, 2024

Come on a tour of the Mantario Wilderness Zone with botanist and canoeist Charles Burchill and co-leader Gillian Brennan.  Spend 5 days exploring and learning about the boreal forest through paddling and hiking day trips. Get to know the ecology, edibility and uses of plants found in the area.  Just enjoy the wilderness with the comfortable Mantario Cabin as your home base.

Dedicated to the memory of Cam Stacey, a long-time Mantario volunteer who would have loved this trip.

Trip Leaders

Charles Burchill is an avid paddler and field botanist with a keen interest in exploring. He has been a leader with the Mantario program since the 1990s and has enjoyed paddling and exploring the region for many years.

Gillian Brennan loves to spend time in the wilderness doing a wide range of activities. She has been paddling to Mantario since 2007, when she first signed up for a summer program trip with her son. This beautiful and tranquil island has been a special place to her ever since.  She looks forward to sharing it with you this year!




Jul 8 2024 to Jul 12 2024
Cycle from Assiniboine Park Duck Pond to Yellow Ribbon Greenway to Fort Whyte Alive (the sequel)

Cycle from Assiniboine Park Duck Pond to Yellow Ribbon Greenway to Fort Whyte Alive (the sequel)

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July 10, 2024

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Contact / Registration: 

Yvette Berube -- register at .  The group size depends on a co-leader volunteering with Yvette. The co-leader would need to know the route. Yvette would offer a map and practice ride for the co-leader. Otherwise there is a maximum of 10 cyclists.

Location: Meet at Assiniboine Park Duck Pond.

Departure Time: 10:00 AM.

1st loop - 22km - Cycle the Yellow Ribbon Greenway and return to start
2nd loop - 20km - Cycle to Fort Whyte Alive and return to start.

Ride Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours.

Distance: 42 km.

Pace: 15 to 20 KPH.

Lunch: There will be a quick stop for lunch at Assiniboine Park Duck Pond between the 1st and 2nd loops.

Bring: Helmet, sunscreen, water, lunch, and your name tag.

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Jul 10 2024
Paddle Seine River #3

Paddle Seine River #3

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Event Date: 

July 10, 2024

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Contact / Registration: 

Kevin & Anita Miller -- register at .  19 people have registered as of July 9. One is a bow paddler who is hoping a canoe owner without a bow paddler will register.

Time: Meet before 9:30 AM. Launch before 10:00.

Launch location: Rue Dumoulin & Rue Maisonneuve. There is a large grassy area to launch from. This is point #40 on the Paddling the Seine map.

Description: We will paddle a completely different section of the river than we paddled on June 26, and mostly different from the section we paddled on May 29.
From the launch location, paddle upstream to Morier Park, have lunch, and then paddle downstream back to the launch location. 12K.  But the Red River (mouth of the Seine River) is only 700 metres further downstream, so the plan is to also do it out-and-back. We will pass under bridges 12 times.
This is section 1 plus the north third of section 2 on the Paddling the Seine map. During low water levels, the Tessa Rapids (point #39 on the Paddling the Seine map) is a difficult obstacle, but it won't be a problem at the current high water levels.
JP Brunet will be providing history interpretation. He is a past-president and long-time volunteer with Save Our Seine, and has led a Jane's Walk in the area of the Seine we will be paddling.

Boats: If you don’t have a canoe or kayak, we can try to partner you with a canoe owner who is looking for a bow paddler.

Rating: Novice (bow paddler in the canoe of an experienced stern paddler) to intermediate.

Bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, your name tag, and extra warm clothes.

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Jul 10 2024