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August 2016

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Easy 5 day canoe trip

Easy 5 day canoe trip

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, July 28th to Mon, August 1st

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

CLOSED.  Trip begins in Dogtooth Lake at Dogtooth resort parking lot (involves a daily parking fee). Canoe 10 km east on Dogtooth to 500 m portage to White Lake. Stay in White Lake 2 or 3 nights; 2 nights if returning via two portages to Kilvert; 3 nights if returning via portage between White and Dogtooth. Limit of 4 canoes. Contact Jerry using email please

Jul 28 2016 to Aug 1 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
Astronomy Week

Astronomy Week

Mon, August 1st to Fri, August 5th
Heather Mathson
Brian Hydesmith (assistant)

 

Take a "sky tour" in some of the darkest skies in southern Manitoba during the week of the Perseid meteor shower (see video below).  With an astrophysicist and telescope on hand you will learn to navigate the stars, be amazed at the majesty of the Milky Way, and possibly enjoy some Northern Lights.  Try to see the rings of Saturn, the space station and Mercury, or just kick back and soak it all in. Whether you stay up all night or head to bed early, you can spend your days paddling, hiking, fishing, swimming, or relaxing.

 

Aug 1 2016 to Aug 5 2016
 
 
 
Mystery Cycle Ride

Mystery Cycle Ride

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, August 3rd

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Kathy Holt to register at 204-269-6052

Location to be determined

Activity Type: 

Aug 3 2016
 
 
 
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Hike Stephenfield Provincial Park close to Morden Manitoba
Aug 7 2016
 
Whitewater Lake IBA Blitz

Whitewater Lake IBA Blitz

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, August 7th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

For more info contact Tim Poole at iba@naturemanitoba.ca

Whitewater Lake IBA Blitz

We would target the large concentrations of shorebirds in the ephemeral wetlands. There were large populations across these wetlands in 2015 and we suspect there may be globally important congregations passing through Whitewater. We will probably go for the Sunday and get groups to cover the lake edges (or nearest roads) and some of the potholes to the north and west finishing in Boissevain for lunch. We can provide gas cards for people who travel further.
Aug 7 2016
 
Family Week 2

Family Week 2

Mon, August 8th to Fri, August 12th
Pat Norwiki

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.

 

Aug 8 2016 to Aug 12 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mantari-Yoga Weekend

Mantari-Yoga Weekend

Fri, August 12th to Mon, August 15th
Katrina Froese
Alerry Lavitt

The canoe trip into Mantario is roughly 22km, traversing 6 portages (each less than 1km in length). The trip begins at Big Whiteshell Lake, ending at Mantario Lake, with the majority of the trip going through a non-motorized wilderness zone...just rocks, trees and water. The trip can take 5-8 hours, with the typical time being about 7 hours, including rest, swim and lunch breaks. 

Preliminary Schedule:

Friday, August 12: Meet up and car-share to launch at Big Whiteshell Campground. Our canoe route will follow Big Whiteshell - Crowduck - Ritchey - One - Two - Three - Mantario. We will stop for breaks, but this will be the toughest day. Conditions pending, we should reach the Mantario Wilderness Education Centre by 6pm for supper and relaxation (with hopefully enough energy for a sauna before bed).

Saturday, August 13: We will get familiar with the island and swim, canoe, or just relax with a book. Alerry Lavitt will lead a beautiful restorative yoga practice to heal our sore muscles, we can hike in the afternoon, and relax in the sauna.

Sunday, August 14: Good breakfast and more of the same. Alerry will lead another restorative practice, and in the afternoon we'll have the option of exploring neighbouring lakes by canoe, hiking on the mainland, or swimming. Hopefully we can startgaze from the sauna dock at night!

Monday, August 15: We will aim to leave the cabin by 10am at the latest. There are a variety of cleaning chores to be done before we go. We will hopefully be back at the cars by 4:30pm and home by 8pm.

Katrina Froese: A full-time outdoor educator, Katrina loves to canoe and teach about the natural world. She has paddled throughout the Whiteshell, but originally fell in love with Mantario on cross-country ski trips she has led over the past five years.

Alerry Lavitt: A certified yoga teacher since 2002, Alerry co-led YogaCanoe and Women's Wilderness retreats for ten years, blending her passion for the outdoors with her deep love of yoga. She loves to create opportunities for students to practice outside the usual confines of the studio.

Aug 12 2016 to Aug 15 2016
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Mantari-Yoga Weekend

Mantari-Yoga Weekend

Fri, August 12th to Mon, August 15th
Katrina Froese
Alerry Lavitt

The canoe trip into Mantario is roughly 22km, traversing 6 portages (each less than 1km in length). The trip begins at Big Whiteshell Lake, ending at Mantario Lake, with the majority of the trip going through a non-motorized wilderness zone...just rocks, trees and water. The trip can take 5-8 hours, with the typical time being about 7 hours, including rest, swim and lunch breaks. 

Preliminary Schedule:

Friday, August 12: Meet up and car-share to launch at Big Whiteshell Campground. Our canoe route will follow Big Whiteshell - Crowduck - Ritchey - One - Two - Three - Mantario. We will stop for breaks, but this will be the toughest day. Conditions pending, we should reach the Mantario Wilderness Education Centre by 6pm for supper and relaxation (with hopefully enough energy for a sauna before bed).

Saturday, August 13: We will get familiar with the island and swim, canoe, or just relax with a book. Alerry Lavitt will lead a beautiful restorative yoga practice to heal our sore muscles, we can hike in the afternoon, and relax in the sauna.

Sunday, August 14: Good breakfast and more of the same. Alerry will lead another restorative practice, and in the afternoon we'll have the option of exploring neighbouring lakes by canoe, hiking on the mainland, or swimming. Hopefully we can startgaze from the sauna dock at night!

Monday, August 15: We will aim to leave the cabin by 10am at the latest. There are a variety of cleaning chores to be done before we go. We will hopefully be back at the cars by 4:30pm and home by 8pm.

Katrina Froese: A full-time outdoor educator, Katrina loves to canoe and teach about the natural world. She has paddled throughout the Whiteshell, but originally fell in love with Mantario on cross-country ski trips she has led over the past five years.

Alerry Lavitt: A certified yoga teacher since 2002, Alerry co-led YogaCanoe and Women's Wilderness retreats for ten years, blending her passion for the outdoors with her deep love of yoga. She loves to create opportunities for students to practice outside the usual confines of the studio.

Aug 12 2016 to Aug 15 2016
 
WoodLand Caribou Park Canoe trip

WoodLand Caribou Park Canoe trip

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Tue, August 16th to Wed, August 31st

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

UPDATE:CLOSED.  Leaving for Red Lake on Aug 15.Details:

  • # of layover days: 4.
  • # of portages: 50 (longest is 975 m, 36 portages in the 15-300 m zone).
  • Trip starts at Leano Lake (need taxi ride to there - cost about $60 per).
  • Trip ends at Johnson Lake (where our vehicles will be parked).
  • Highlight lakes: Mexican Hat Lake, Royd Lake, Joey Lake, Indian House Lake.
  • Typical day travel: 10-15 km (with one 20 km day).
  • Woodland Caribou charges a daily fee camping of about $10 per person.
Aug 16 2016 to Aug 31 2016
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Pinawa ("Calm") Hike

Pinawa ("Calm") Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, August 14th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Hike along the Trans Canada Trail from the Pinawa Heritage Dam up to the town of Pinawa (ca. 15 km.) over the Precambrian Shield. Please register after August 7.

Aug 14 2016
 
Mycelium Canoeing
Aug 15 2016 to Aug 19 2016
 
St Boniface Cycle

St Boniface Cycle

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, August 20th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

We will meet at Robin's Donuts at 10 am  and go towards Whittier Park , Forks , Lyndale Drive , Egerton and through around Southdale with the Biphop Grandin Greenway and back . Cycle around 15 km an hour  for a little more than 2 hours give or take .Bike helmet is mandatory .Bring water and snacks.

Activity Type: 

Aug 20 2016
 
 
 
Cycle Matlock to Gimli

Cycle Matlock to Gimli

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, August 17th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Marilyn Hurrell at 204-832-8908

Activity Type: 

Aug 17 2016
 
 
 
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WoodLand Caribou Park Canoe trip

WoodLand Caribou Park Canoe trip

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Tue, August 16th to Wed, August 31st

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

UPDATE:CLOSED.  Leaving for Red Lake on Aug 15.Details:

  • # of layover days: 4.
  • # of portages: 50 (longest is 975 m, 36 portages in the 15-300 m zone).
  • Trip starts at Leano Lake (need taxi ride to there - cost about $60 per).
  • Trip ends at Johnson Lake (where our vehicles will be parked).
  • Highlight lakes: Mexican Hat Lake, Royd Lake, Joey Lake, Indian House Lake.
  • Typical day travel: 10-15 km (with one 20 km day).
  • Woodland Caribou charges a daily fee camping of about $10 per person.
Aug 16 2016 to Aug 31 2016
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Pembina Valley Provincial Park Hike

Pembina Valley Provincial Park Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, August 21st

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Hike Pembina Valley Provincial Park in southwest Manitoba followed by potluck . The park has steep inclines, nice river valley views and flowering meadows.
Trip is close to a intermediate hike because of inclines and if you get heat. 
 
Meet at 9 am at Polo Park Shopping Centre in front of Sears at Portage side.

Aug 21 2016
 
Learn to Stern Week

Learn to Stern Week

Mon, August 22nd to Fri, August 26th
Marc Leclair

Learn to Stern Week: August 22-26, 2016

Trip Leader: 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, Wednesday and Thursday: activities will be selected the night before from our plethora of possibilities.

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 Learn to Stern week please contact the office and they will get you in contact with me. 

Aug 22 2016 to Aug 26 2016
 
Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, August 27th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

No registration is necessary.

Late August is usually a good time to look for hummingbirds, warblers and

other passerine migrants in the area around the English Gardens. Join Rudolf Koes

at 8:00 a.m. at the footbridge for this morning outing. No registration is necessary.

Sunday 28 August is the weather date.

Aug 27 2016
 
 
 
Hike Pumpkin Creek

Hike Pumpkin Creek

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, August 24th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rose Kuzina at rkuzina@mymts.net

Hike Pumpkin Creek in Snow Valley area along the ravines and hills. 

Activity Type: 

Aug 24 2016
 
 
 
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WoodLand Caribou Park Canoe trip

WoodLand Caribou Park Canoe trip

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Tue, August 16th to Wed, August 31st

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

UPDATE:CLOSED.  Leaving for Red Lake on Aug 15.Details:

  • # of layover days: 4.
  • # of portages: 50 (longest is 975 m, 36 portages in the 15-300 m zone).
  • Trip starts at Leano Lake (need taxi ride to there - cost about $60 per).
  • Trip ends at Johnson Lake (where our vehicles will be parked).
  • Highlight lakes: Mexican Hat Lake, Royd Lake, Joey Lake, Indian House Lake.
  • Typical day travel: 10-15 km (with one 20 km day).
  • Woodland Caribou charges a daily fee camping of about $10 per person.
Aug 16 2016 to Aug 31 2016
 
 
 
 
Caribou Hike in Whiteshell Provincial Park

Caribou Hike in Whiteshell Provincial Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, August 28th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Please join me for a hike on the Mantario Trail going up to Caribou Lake . The Whiteshell has had challenges in regards to hiking this year with fire and severe storms causing problems . 

The days are getting shorter so we will meet at 8:30 am at Coop Foodstore parking lot on Fermor between Lakewood and Beaverhill in Southdale . I usually give people a few minutes grace but after 5 to 10 minutes of waiting time we are on the road. We will try to make to lake but it depends on the group . Please bring appropriate footwear, clothing , hat and water. 

Activity Type: 

Aug 28 2016
 
 
 
Cycle River Road

Cycle River Road

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, August 31st

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

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

Cycle River Road from Larters Golf Club to Selkirk Park. 

Activity Type: 

Aug 31 2016
 

 

Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming workshops scheduled at the moment.

Upcoming Mantario Trips

There are no upcoming Mantario Summer Program trips scheduled at the moment.

Upcoming Birding Outings

Upcoming Grey Hares Outings

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