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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. Note that a trip's difficulty is rated 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.


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Hike Riding Mountain National Park *TRIP FULL*

May 6, 2016 to May 8, 2016
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

We will hike either the Tilson loop or the closed birdtail or a trail of similar length and difficulty.  Milaege is expected to be in the 35-40KM range with a long Saturday.  All meals and gear appropriate to the season is required.

 

This trip is now full.

Contact / Registration: 

Email srworden@mts.net or call 204-781-0796 (no texts please) to register.

Beausejour/Milner Ridge

May 14, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This outing will start at Walter Chryplywy Park at the western edge of Beausejour at 9:00 a.m.  Many deciduous forest species and migrants should be present here, while Milner Ridge may deliver some boreal forest birds.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 for information, including directions, or to register.

Hike Mantario on May Long

May 19, 2016 to May 23, 2016
General Trips / ADVANCED

Contact / Registration: 

Email srworden@mts.net or call 204-781-0796 (no texts please) to register.

Libau, Mars Hill and possibly Patricia Beach

May 21, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This outing will visit areas that may not be familiar to some of you.  We will look for Red-headed Woodpecker, Orchard Oriole and Bobolink at LIbau and for Lark Sparrow and Indigo Bunting at Mars Hill.  Time permitting, we will visit Patricia Beach to look for grebes, terns and passerine migrants.

Contact / Registration: 

For more information or to register, contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062.

Annual Robert Taylor Memorial Bird Blitz

May 28, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Participation is open to all, from backyard birder to Big Day enthusiast.  The idea is to enjoy birds at your own pace and submit a list of your sightings, plus area(s) covered, to Rudolf Koes (rkoes@mymts.net) after the event.  Results will be reported on Manitobabirds (Yahoo!Group list serve) after the event, as well as on the Nature Manitoba website.

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West Coast Trail

June 13, 2016 to June 22, 2016
Major Trips / ADVANCED

NThis trip is tentatively full.  A waiting list will be established in case of cancellations. This hike is frequently rated as one of the top ten hikes in the world, the 75Km West Coast Trail is an extremely rugged trail between Bamfield and Port Renfrew on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. More details regarding the trip and the logistics are available by email.  Interested parties are encou

Contact / Registration: 

Sean Worden at 204-781-0796 or srworden@mts.net (no texts please).

Souris Hike

June 19, 2016
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Explore the town of Souris and adjacent hiking trails, new swinging bridge, museums and heritage sites, and agate pits where semi-precious gems and teeth of Equus (ice age horses) and mammoths have been found. (Permit fee required.) Register after June 12.

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Hike Spirit Sands

June 26, 2016
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Hike Spirit Sands, Manitoba Desert , Look for life in the sand dunes , see blooming flowers and visit the ever changing Devils Punch Bowl. We will end the hike with a potluck.
Hike is between novice and intermediate depending on weather.
Meet at 9 am at Polo Park Shopping Centre in front of Sears on Portage Side .

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Relax, swim, fish 4-5 day canoe trip

July 14, 2016 to July 18, 2016
Major Trips / NOVICE

Stay 3, 4, or 5 days. Trip begins at Luther Village parking lot (Dogtooth Lake). Cost $10 per day parking fee. Canoe about 10 km to east end of Kilvert Lake. Camp at point in Kilvert OR camp at Gale end of an easy 300 m portage between Kilvert and Gale. Campsite location depends on availability. Very nice beach at Kilvert side of that portage and east side of Gale (a smal lake).

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Hike Elk Island

July 24, 2016
General Trips / NOVICE

Hike Elk Island starting at Victoria Beach Provincial Park . We will be crossing a water channel .
Bathing suit and water shoes are recommended ( barefoot is a possibility for crossing) as water can go up above the waist .Beautiful swimming . Possible beery picking followed by pot luck .
 
Meet at 9 am at Perkins parking lot at Lagimodière and Regent .

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Easy 5 day canoe trip

July 28, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Major Trips / INTERMEDIATE

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

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Pembina Valley Provincial Park Hike

August 21, 2016
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

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.

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Labour Day Hiking Weekend in Riding Mountain National Park

September 3, 2016 to September 5, 2016
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE
Hike the scenic Moon Lake loop and  a selection of picturesque shorter  trails along the Highways 10 and Highway 19 corridors.
Stay in hotels in Wasagaming or Dauphin or  alternatively camp.

Contact / Registration: 

To resister or for more information contact David Spector at davidspector@shaw.ca or 204-504-0125

Hike to & Camp at George Lake

September 9, 2016 to September 12, 2016
Major Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Hike to George Lake in the Whiteshell, using the 11 km George L trail (one way). Stay for 2 days and then hike back.
Starting point is the bridge over the Whiteshell River on the Bannock Point road.
The dates may change according to weather conditions.
Maximum of 10 people.
Please email me if interested.

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