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July 2018

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Bird's Hill Provincial Park Hike

Bird's Hill Provincial Park Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Mon, July 2nd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Alain ( Al ) Louer at 204-235-1790 or email alainlouer@hotmail.com

We will meet at 9 : 30 am at Perkins parking lot at Lagimodière ( Highway 59 ) and Regent . Bring water and lunch and appropriate gear. Maximum 10 km hike follwed by swim .Tripleader plans on going swimming . 

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Jul 2 2018
 
 
Strawberry picking and Fort la Reine Museum tour in Portage la Prairie

Strawberry picking and Fort la Reine Museum tour in Portage la Prairie

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, July 4th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact June Thomson 204-837-6469.

Visit Mayfair Farms for strawberry picking/purchase and other fresh vegetables. Then visit the Fort la Reine Museum which is home to 28 unique heritage sites. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors (60+) $8. Bring a picnic lunch.

 

Jul 4 2018
 
Cycle from Assiniboine Park to The Forks & Return

Cycle from Assiniboine Park to The Forks & Return

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, July 4th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Ted Harvey 204-889-5725 or tharvey50@shaw.ca

Enjoy an urban cycle from the Duck Pond Shelter in Assiniboine Park to The Forks, on a designated and signed biking route between Portage Ave and the river and return down Wellington Crescent. Approx. Distance 20 km. round trip. Note: An alternate route of approximately 12 km can be arranged for those wishing a shorter cycle.

 

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Jul 4 2018
 
 
 
2018 Garden Tour & Plant Sale

2018 Garden Tour & Plant Sale

Details

Event Date: 

Sat, July 7th

For many years Our Natural Garden Tour has given you exclusive access to explore some of the most stunning gardens in Winnipeg, and this year is no exception! Join us on July 7th, 2018 for the tour & plant sale, and help support a great cause!

The gardens

This year our gardens are all located in the Wolseley and River Heights areas. Visit up to ten gardens, then join us at "Peanut" Park for refreshments and a plant sale! Some highlights of this year's gardens include:

- a certified Naturescape garden and registered Monarch WayStation

- a country-style garden with more than 6000 spring/summer bulbs

- a garden that marries plants with carpentry projects

- an eclectic garden where many of the plants have their own stories

- a small yard with many unexpected features, including fountain and pergola

- two gardens on Winnipeg's "best street" for gardens - one with a candelabra-shaped pear tree

- two neighbouring gardens that feature a fantastic mix of plants

 

Where the funds go

When you purchase a ticket to Our Natural Garden Tour you are helping Nature Manitoba to:

- fund the ongoing preservation of 880 acres of endangered tall grass prairie in Manitoba

- offer nature education programs and support monitoring/conservation of Manitoba's natural history

- provide opportunities for people of all ages to explore Manitoba's great outdoor spaces

- keep our unique Mantario Education Centre running

You can purchase tickets online via Paypal (below), at selected locations (listed below), and at our office. Thanks for your support! Please note: tickets are only available at locations listed below after April 27th.


2018 Garden Tour Ticket

Lacoste Garden Centre 

Shelmerdine Nurseries & Garden Centre

Schriemer’s Flower & Garden

Jensen’s Nursery & Garden Centre

Feasey Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

The Preferred Perch

McNally Robinson Booksellers

St. Léon Gardens

Jul 7 2018
 
Pembina Valley Provincial Park Hike

Pembina Valley Provincial Park Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, July 7th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Register by e-mailing davidspector@shaw.ca

Hike the scenic trails of Pembina Valley Provincial Park.  Afterwards enjoy a walk through Morden’s historic residential neighbourhoods. About 10 KM
 

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Jul 7 2018
 
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Elk Island Hike

Elk Island Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, July 8th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please register with Roger at 204-451-1219 . Meeting place is Perkins parking lot at Lagimodière and Regent at 9 am .

 

 

 

 

 

Please join Roger for hike to Elk Island from Victoria Beach / Swimming is definitely  an option / The hike involves crossing a narrow channel to island . Potluck and BBQ will be held afterwards.

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Jul 8 2018
 
Live Off the Land

Live Off the Land

Mon, July 9th to Fri, July 13th
Marc LeClair

Monday: We will meet at the docks at Big Whiteshell at 9 am where we will get organized and depart on our adventure. Our journey to the cabin will take us between 5 and 8 hours. The first hour and a bit will take us to our first portage, where we will hike our gear and canoes into Crowduck Lake. We will head south on the lake, portaging into Richie Lake and into the backcountry. We will have lunch on a rock outcrop, go for a swim if interested and continue on to One Lake, Two Lake, and Three Lake with some interesting portages along the way. Our last portage takes us into Mantario Lake and the cabin near the south end. Once at the cabin, we will prepare our dinner and unpack.  Swimming and relaxing in the sauna will cap the evening off.

Tuesday: We will start the day off in the morning on Mantario Lake, paddle to the south end of the lake, portage into Spider Lake where we will canoe next to a glacially sculpted granite wall until we reach the far south end. We will portage into Olive Lake where we will fish for Walleye for a few hours, a shore lunch (packed sandwiches), swim, relax, fish and return to the cabin in time to eat our catch (hopefully). If you don’t know how to fish, I can teach you. If you want to learn how to fillet a fish, I can teach you that too. And if you don’t like to eat fish, that’s ok, I can eat it for you. Fishing is not obligatory.

Wednesday:  Possible activities include a day hike, fishing for Northern Pike on Mantario and/or a hike to the top of Mantario for some blueberry picking. The blueberries will be ready for eating and if we collect enough, we may even make a blueberry pie.  

Thursday: You decide. A repeat of Tuesday or Wednesday or some other unplanned activities can include: Snorkeling Mantario! There are wonderful lake creatures to see such as crawfish, snails, and minnows and lots of interesting aquatic plants. Read your favorite book on a secluded part of the island where you can read to your hearts content. It is your week at Mantario cabin to enjoy, so enjoy it the way you want. I will be there to guide you along the way. Mantario is one of the most beautiful places on our planet and I want you to enjoy it as much as I do.

Friday: We will return to the Big Whiteshell and our journey will be over. That is, until you come back for another Mantario adventure!

A little info on Marc Leclair (trip leader): I have been leading trips to the Mantario cabin for over 10 years; I have been paddling and exploring the backcountry for over 20 years. If you have any questions regarding Living off the Land week please contact the office and they will get you in contact with me.

Jul 9 2018 to Jul 13 2018
 
 
 
 
Cycle East St. Paul to Birds Hill Park

Cycle East St. Paul to Birds Hill Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, July 11th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Brian Wagg at bwaggwpg@gmail.com  or 204-663-8333.

Discover East St. Paul by bike followed by picnic lunch in Birds Hill Park. Note: Advise the trip leader if you wish a more leisurely outing and if you can lead this alternate outing. Every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

 

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Jul 11 2018
 
Canoe to Gale Lake
Jul 12 2018 to Jul 15 2018
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River Road Cycle Excursion

River Road Cycle Excursion

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, July 12th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Please confirm attendance with Trip Leader the evening before or earlier by contacting Ken Czernicki at 204-668-4482 or kswmmr@yahoo.ca

18 or 35 Km. All cyclists will be accompanied by the trip leader if they choose the shorter 18 km option. Start Time is 10:30 AM from Larters gravel parking lot on River Road across from the Golf Course Parking Lot. Its about 14 KM north of the perimeter highway down Main St.  Stop for snacks at Skinners Lockport Restaurant. 

 

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Jul 12 2018
 
 
Gull Harbour Trails Hecla Island & Riverton Birding Area
Jul 14 2018
 
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Canoe to Gale Lake
Jul 12 2018 to Jul 15 2018
 
Botanical Wonderland

Botanical Wonderland

Mon, July 16th to Fri, July 20th
Charles Burchill

Join Charles Burchill and Donna Kurt on a week long tour of the Mantario Wilderness.  Explore the forests and lakes through paddling and hiking.  Charles is a botanist and paddler with a long experience of leading trips to the Mantario Cabin.  You can get some idea of the flavour of the week from: http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~burchil/mantario/index.html 

 

Jul 16 2018 to Jul 20 2018
 
 
 
 
 
Garden/Cycle Tour

Garden/Cycle Tour

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, July 18th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register contact Julia Schoen at 204-269-8004

Cycling to various home gardens. Limit of 25 people!

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Jul 18 2018
 
 
2 week canoe trip to Woodland Caribou park

2 week canoe trip to Woodland Caribou park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Fri, July 20th to Fri, August 3rd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Join Jerry for a 2 week trip canoeing in Woodland Caribou park. Max of 6 paddlers.

It is a loop trip starting and ending at Johnson L (see map).

There are two main route options *(#1 and #2) with two suboptions (#2.1 and #2.2).

  • Decision between option #1 and #2  based on how trip is proceeding.
  • Decision between option #2.1 and #2.2  based on how trip is proceeding.

Should be about 4 layover days. SEE READ MORE for route info.

Email: raven981@mts.net

Option #1: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Royd to Lightning to Indian House to Johnson

  • Total number of portages: 44 with a 975 m (twice) and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is mostly small system travel. Disadvantage is doing Indian House to Johnson leg twice and most # of portages.

Option #2.1: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Roustol to Glenn to Telescope to Onnie to Johnson

  • Total number of portages: 34 with a 975 m and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is fewest # of portages. Disadvantage is big lake travel from Roustol to Telescope and revisiting a long section (Glenn to Johnson via Onnie & Douglas Creek) travelled in 2016.
 
Option #2.2: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Roustol to Glenn to Telescope to Embryo to Johnson
  • Total number of portages: 34 with a 975 m and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is fewest # of portages. Disadvantage is big lake travel from Roustol to Telescope and revisiting a section Glenn to Telescope) travelled in 2016.

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Jul 20 2018 to Aug 3 2018
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Whitemouth Provincial Park and Area hike

Whitemouth Provincial Park and Area hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, July 21st

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219.  Meeting place at 9 am will be parking lot facing Fermor Avenue in front of Red River Coop Foodstore . Potluck and BBQ will follow .

 

 

Please join Roger for hike around Whitemouth Provincial Park which is located where Whitemouth joins Winnipeg River system . Possible fishing for a brief period .

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Jul 21 2018
 
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2 week canoe trip to Woodland Caribou park

2 week canoe trip to Woodland Caribou park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Fri, July 20th to Fri, August 3rd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Join Jerry for a 2 week trip canoeing in Woodland Caribou park. Max of 6 paddlers.

It is a loop trip starting and ending at Johnson L (see map).

There are two main route options *(#1 and #2) with two suboptions (#2.1 and #2.2).

  • Decision between option #1 and #2  based on how trip is proceeding.
  • Decision between option #2.1 and #2.2  based on how trip is proceeding.

Should be about 4 layover days. SEE READ MORE for route info.

Email: raven981@mts.net

Option #1: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Royd to Lightning to Indian House to Johnson

  • Total number of portages: 44 with a 975 m (twice) and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is mostly small system travel. Disadvantage is doing Indian House to Johnson leg twice and most # of portages.

Option #2.1: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Roustol to Glenn to Telescope to Onnie to Johnson

  • Total number of portages: 34 with a 975 m and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is fewest # of portages. Disadvantage is big lake travel from Roustol to Telescope and revisiting a long section (Glenn to Johnson via Onnie & Douglas Creek) travelled in 2016.
 
Option #2.2: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Roustol to Glenn to Telescope to Embryo to Johnson
  • Total number of portages: 34 with a 975 m and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is fewest # of portages. Disadvantage is big lake travel from Roustol to Telescope and revisiting a section Glenn to Telescope) travelled in 2016.

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Jul 20 2018 to Aug 3 2018
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Cycle Henderson Hwy from Perimeter to Lockport and return

Cycle Henderson Hwy from Perimeter to Lockport and return

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, July 25th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact June Thomson 204-837-6469

Approx. distance 35 km. round trip. Bring a trail lunch or enjoy lunch in one of Lockport’s diners. Note: Advise the trip leader if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

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Jul 25 2018
 
 
 
Hiking Amidst the Beautiful Plains - Neepawa Area

Hiking Amidst the Beautiful Plains - Neepawa Area

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, July 28th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Register after July 21st by emailing Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net

This all-day tripartite excursion features the Langford Recreational Trails, Rosedale Farm Trails, and back to Neepawa for dinner, where we can wander around the town to view its patches of lilies. About 12 km. of spectacular hiking through various terrain in western Manitoba. 

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Jul 28 2018
 
Steep Rock paddling , hiking and camping weekend
Jul 28 2018
 
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2 week canoe trip to Woodland Caribou park

2 week canoe trip to Woodland Caribou park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Fri, July 20th to Fri, August 3rd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Join Jerry for a 2 week trip canoeing in Woodland Caribou park. Max of 6 paddlers.

It is a loop trip starting and ending at Johnson L (see map).

There are two main route options *(#1 and #2) with two suboptions (#2.1 and #2.2).

  • Decision between option #1 and #2  based on how trip is proceeding.
  • Decision between option #2.1 and #2.2  based on how trip is proceeding.

Should be about 4 layover days. SEE READ MORE for route info.

Email: raven981@mts.net

Option #1: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Royd to Lightning to Indian House to Johnson

  • Total number of portages: 44 with a 975 m (twice) and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is mostly small system travel. Disadvantage is doing Indian House to Johnson leg twice and most # of portages.

Option #2.1: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Roustol to Glenn to Telescope to Onnie to Johnson

  • Total number of portages: 34 with a 975 m and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is fewest # of portages. Disadvantage is big lake travel from Roustol to Telescope and revisiting a long section (Glenn to Johnson via Onnie & Douglas Creek) travelled in 2016.
 
Option #2.2: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Roustol to Glenn to Telescope to Embryo to Johnson
  • Total number of portages: 34 with a 975 m and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is fewest # of portages. Disadvantage is big lake travel from Roustol to Telescope and revisiting a section Glenn to Telescope) travelled in 2016.

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Jul 20 2018 to Aug 3 2018
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Family Week

Family Week

Mon, July 30th to Fri, August 3rd
Pat Nowicki

Come out and enjoy Mantario with Pat and learn to appreciate the beauty of the area. The Mantario Cabin will give you great memories of different activities on or off the island. Whether it’s jumping off the dock, discovering the forest trails, or enjoying seeing one of the many creatures who share the island, Mantario will keep you and your kids coming back for more.

Jul 30 2018 to Aug 3 2018
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Jul 20 2018 to Aug 3 2018
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