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Mantario Summer Program

Whether you are an experienced back-country paddler or an adventurous beginner, our Mantario Summer Program is a great way to experience the scenic wilderness of Whiteshell Provincial Park! Our experienced volunteer trip leaders will guide you through a day-long canoe trip to the Mantario Wilderness Cabin, where you can settle in for a week of learning, exploring and relaxing, before making the journey back to civilization. Each trip features a unique theme such as astronomy, yoga, botany, and more. All trips include use of Nature Manitoba's canoes, paddles, and safety equipment. Accommodations and food are provided. 

Summer Program Rates

Weekday trips begin Monday and return Friday. Weekend trips begin Friday and return Monday. Cost Includes: Meals, accommodation, canoes, leadership and Mantario T-shirt.

Member: $380 per week, $305 for weekend trips.
Non-Member: $415 per week, $332 for weekend trips.
Students age 18 and older (with a valid student ID): $380 per week, $305 for weekend trips.
Children/youth age 8 to 17 on Mantario Living Week: $140 per week. Must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

Early-Bird Discount: Save $35 if you register prior to June 15th (for adults, members and students – not children).


Interested in the member rate? Renew or purchase your Nature Manitoba annual membership here before registering.

Summer Program Trips

The next season of Mantario canoe trips have not been scheduled, please view our archive of past Mantario Summer Program for an idea of the trips offered. Check back in the early spring for more information.

Register for the Mantario Summer Program

Register online to secure your spot in our 2023 Summer Program starting May 1, 2023. These trips involve paddling and portaging up to 8 hours. Novice paddlers will be paired with more experienced paddlers but will need to be able to paddle consistently and carry packs over the portages.  Please review the registration information carefully when filling out your form to ensure this is the right trip for you. 

A $50 deposit per person is required at the time of registration, and full payment is required 14 days prior to the trip. Participants can register up to 7 days before trip departure, if so, full payment would be due immediately.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: The $50 deposit is non-refundable.  If you cancel less than 14 days before a trip due to change of plans, illness or injury, you will receive a 70% refund of the full trip fee or you may transfer to a subsequent trip in summer 2023. For a family with children registered for the Mantario Living Week – cancellation less than 14 days before the trip will result in a full refund of the full trip fee for children and 70% of the full trip fee for adults.

To ensure our trips are healthy we kindly ask that all trip leaders and participants stay home if they are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Nature Manitoba reserves the right to decline application to any individual as they deem appropriate and to cancel trips due to lack of enrollment. If Nature Manitoba cancels the trip, all participants will receive a full refund.

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Summer Program Photo Gallery

View images of some of our previous Summer Progam trips!

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