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Nature Manitoba Outings

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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.


Assiniboine Park

August 27, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

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.

Contact / Registration: 

No registration is necessary.

Mantario Work Party

September 2, 2016 to September 5, 2016
General Trips / ADVANCED

If you have a sense of adventure, aren't afraid of a little hard work, and want a chance to stay in our off-grid Wilderness Centre this September long weekend, volunteer with us!

Contact / Registration: 

Participants can "email or phone Peter at 204-654-4112".

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 or 204-504-0125

Walking Tour of South Osborne Permaculture Commons

September 7, 2016
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Walking Tour of South Osborne Permaculture Commons and possible talk by Rod Kueneman. Includes walking a loop around the Riverview - Lord Roberts neighbourhoods, touring the many different community gardens involved with the Sustainable South Osborne Community Collective. Finish the outing with a treat at BDI. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Jennifer Johnsen/Kevin MacDonald 204-256-6145

Annual Fall Hawk Watch

September 10, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Several groups for this outing have already been formed, but it may be possible to organize your own group.


Contact / Registration: 

Call Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 to register your group or for more info.

Spruce Woods Hike

September 17, 2016
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

Saturday September 17th

Spruce Woods Provincial Park


Hike the Trans Canada Trail through Spruce Woods Provincial Park from the Epinette Creek Trail parking lot to Kiche Manitou Lake Beach. A pleasant forest walk through rolling hills. About 15 KM.

Contact / Registration: 

To register contact David Spector by telephone at 204-504-0125 or e-mail at

Elma/ Seven Sisters

October 15, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Peter Taylor will lead this outing, which was highly successful in 2015, with sightings of numerous Bald Eagles, two Golden Eagles, Sandhill Cranes and more. Scoters are possible. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062 for carpool information for Winnippeg participants, or Peter at 1-204-753-2977 for additional details.

Lake Winnipeg Beaches

November 5, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Late fall is a good time to look for lingering waterfowl, raptors and gulls along the beaches of S.E. Lake Winnipeg. Winter passerines, such as Snow Buntings and redpolls, should also be present.


Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for information or to register.

Winnipeg River Outing

December 3, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This is your chance to get a start on your winter list. We hope to see lingering waterfowl, such as Long-tailed Duck and Harlequin Duck, or rare gulls.

Contact / Registration: 

Call Peter Taylor at 204-753-2977 for details or to register.

Christmas Bird Count

December 18, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This is a great opportunity to see some wintering birds in the city. Join tens of thousands of other birders across North America in this event and help contribute to our knowledge of winter bird distribution.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for details or to register.