People passionate about nature


Monday, August 28, 2023 to Friday, September 1, 2023

Enjoy some of the darkest nighttime skies in southern Manitoba.  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.  During the day we'll explore as far and wide or as close to home as participants desire. Possibilities include hiking, paddling, orienteering, swimming, fishing, and day trips to nearby lakes. 

Trip Leaders

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.  

Gilles Ferrand does research in astrophysics and is excited to explore the Mantario wilderness.