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Outdoor Activities

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.

Please note: All participants must adhere to our COVID-19 protocols. Please review the protocols here before registering. Some trip leaders may require proof of vaccination to attend their trips. Please review trip descriptions carefully or contact the trip leader individually to confirm their requirements. 

Nature Manitoba Outings

Trans Canada Trail – Spruce Woods Provincial Park *CANCELLED

May 21, 2022
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED SUE TO POOR TRAIL CONDITIONS.

Hike the scenic Trans Canada Trail north from Kiche Manitou Lake to the Epinette Creek trail parking lot in Spruce Woods Provincial Park.  Distance – about 14 KM.  Short car shuttle.

Contact / Registration: 

Participants must be double vaccinated against Covid-19. Contact/Registration:  E-mail David at davidspector@shaw.ca

Libau/Beaconia/Brokenhead Wetland

May 21, 2022
Bird Outings / NOVICE

We will look for prairie, wetland and woodland birds north of Libau. Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Vireo, Orchard Oriole, Bobolink, Nelson’s Sparrow, Virginia Rail and a variety of warblers, raptors and shorebirds are all possible. We will finish the outing with a walk along the boardwalk at the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve.

Contact / Registration: 

Please note: Out of respect for their comfort, vaccine requirements are up to the discretion of our volunteer trip leaders. All birding trips require proof of double vaccination against COVID-19, and masks must be worn when in enclosed spaces (car-pooling, etc). For more info or to register contact Garry Budyk at gbudyk@shaw.ca or 204-667-1062.

Hollywood Beach Hike on west side of Lake Manitoba

May 22, 2022
General Trips / NOVICE

Hike Hollywood Beach along west side of Lake Manitoba . Maximum of 12 people .

Unvaccinated people welcome. 

Bring clothing and footwear according to weather . Bring water and lunch . 

Car pooling can be arranged . In vehicles masks will be worn.

Meet at  9am at Tim Horton's ( Unicity) 3649 Portage Ave 

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

Call Roger at 204-451-1219 

Birding for Beginners – King’s Park

May 24, 2022
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Birding for Beginners Series 2022

Contact / Registration: 

Please note: Out of respect for their comfort, vaccine requirements are up to the discretion of our volunteer trip leaders. All birding trips require proof of double vaccination against COVID-19, and masks must be worn when in enclosed spaces (car-pooling, etc). No registration is needed.

Paddle Cooks Creek

June 1, 2022
Grey Hares / NOVICE

May 17 update: 10 boats are registered, plus there are  2 bow paddlers looking for stern paddlers with canoes. Otherwise, this activity is full.

Contact / Registration: 

Kathy Holt and John Schulz (register at kthyholt@gmail.com).   Nature Manitoba's COVID-19 protocols (effective 2022-Mar-01): Here.

Hike Seven Sisters

June 4, 2022
General Trips / NOVICE

Hike Seven Sisters in the Whiteshell area around where the Whitemouth River flows into the Winnipeg River .

Maximum 12 people.

Unvaccinated people welcome.

Bring clothing and footwear according to weather . Bring water and lunch .

Car pooling can be arranged . In vehicles masks will be worn.

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

To register call 204-451-1219 

Elk Island Hike

June 11, 2022
General Trips / NOVICE

Hike Elk Island close to Victoria  Beach at Lake Winnipeg .

Unvaccinated people welcome.

Bring clothing and footwear according to weather including bathing suit as Victoria Beach to Elk Island is going through water . Bring water and lunch .

Car pooling can be arranged . In vehicles masks will be worn.

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219 

Family Nature Club-Bunn's Creek

June 12, 2022
General Trips / NOVICE

Family Nature Club invites all nature nuts ages 8-13 (accompanied by a parent/guardian/caregiver) to go explore Bunn's Creek Centennial Park! Let's see if we can find blooms, some birds, and who's buzzing around. 

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.

Contact / Registration: 

Meredith Stoesz-Register by email maistoesz@hotmail.com

Les McCann Memorial camping trip at Lake Audy in RMNP

June 20, 2022 to June 24, 2022
General Trips / NOVICE

We will drive to RMNP on the 20th . Park passes required  and camping fees . We will do some hiking in different areas and people are welcome to bring a bike if they want . 

 

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Alain ( Al ) Louer at 204-235-1790 or alainlouer@hotmail.com If you previously registered with Jerry Ameis there is no need to recontact . Jerry will assist as a technical adviser and plans on attending in some way . I will contact RMNP around late may to see about water conditions at camp ground .Nature Manitoba's COVID-19 protocols (effective 2022-Mar-01

Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve

June 22, 2022
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Take a stroll (because there will be interpretation and discussion about what is growing) down this 1.3 km (one-way) boardwalk through this ecologically protected biosphere that is under imminent threat due to the rural municipality and provincial government planning to allow a new quarry development (which the Gull Lake residents and others are livid about and have tried to take action against

Contact / Registration: 

Rose Kuzina (register at rosek1066@mymts.net starting on June 18).   Nature Manitoba's COVID-19 protocols (effective 2022-Mar-01): Here.

Family Nature Club-Brokenhead Wetland Trail

July 3, 2022
General Trips / NOVICE

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.

Contact / Registration: 

Meredith Stoesz-Register by email maistoesz@hotmail.com