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. 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.

Outdoor ActivitiesWe are always in need of more volunteers to lead outdoor trips, please fill out our online trip submission form, email triplist@naturemanitoba.ca, or contact our office if you are interested. After trips, trip leaders must complete and submit a Trip Leader Package (pdf).

Updates to the trip listings are available via e-mail. To receive these updates or to submit information for the list, please send an email to triplist@naturemanitoba.ca.

If you are a member, please contact the trip leader directly with any questions, as listed below, otherwise please contact our office.

You can also view these trips in calendar view.


Sat, April 19th -- General Trips

This trail is the extention of the Harte trail going from the Perimeter out to Beaudry Park. We will do a car shuttle, hiking the 10kms. possibly more in the park depending on group. Basically a prairie walk covering varied terrain passing farmland, mixed parkland, oak savanna, several marshlands all skirting the community of Headingley.
Register with Les McCann, ph. 204-895-8108 or email lmccann2001@yahoo.com [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Wed, April 23rd -- Grey Hares

Hike around the ponds at Oak Hammock Marsh and check out the migrating birds.
Phone Jerry Zaste at 204-799-8040. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, April 27th -- General Trips

Join Roger Sutherland for this hike with lunch at the Buffalo cafe. Meeting place Chalfort and Grant at 10 am.
Register with Roger Sutherland, phone 451-1219 [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Wed, April 30th -- Bird Outings

Meet at the English Garden entrance at 6:30 p.m.
No registration required. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Wed, April 30th -- Grey Hares

Check out the official geocaching website at www.geocaching.com for more info on this outdoor hobby.  Location to be determined.
Phone Francy Wheadon at 204-256-0101. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, May 3rd -- Bird Outings

We'll search for loons, grebes, ducks, raptors and other migrants along the Winnipeg River.  Meet at the Seven Sisters Dam at 9:00 a.m.   
Contact Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 for info or to register. [Trip Rating: 1.0]
Nature Manitoba Upcoming Trip

Sat, May 3rd -- General Trips

Join Les for this anual Spring hike. This is a strenuous but hugely satisfying full day outing. Rocky rough terrain with wonderfully scenic views including numerous outlooks over Hunt and West Hawk Lakes.  
Register with Les McCann, ph 204-895-818, email lmccann2001@yahoo.com [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sun, May 4th -- General Trips

Join Roger for this hike in the area near Portage la Prairie. Meet at 10 am at Polo Park in front of Sears by Portage Ave.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Wed, May 7th -- Bird Outings

Meet at the duck pond parking lot at 6:30 p.m.
No registration required. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Thu, May 8th -- Bird Outings

Join Rudolf Koes for an evening outing to look for woodcock and possibly some owls.
Call Rudolf at 204-661-0763 for more information or to register. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Wed, May 14th -- Bird Outings

Meet at the parking lot of Centennial Park (365 McIvor) at 6:30 p.m.
No registration required. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, May 17th -- Bird Outings

Numerous migrants, including waterfowl, raptors, warblers and sparrows, should be present.  With luck we'll find a rarity or two!
Call Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 to register or for more information. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, May 18th -- General Trips

This outing will consist of 2 groups, one cycling and one hiking. Pot-luck BBQ after the hike. Meet at Safeway Parking lot at Fermor and Lakewood at 10 am.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Wed, May 21st -- Bird Outings

Meet at the main parking lot at 6:30 p.m.
No registration required. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, May 25th -- General Trips

  Brian Burrows from the Roseisle area would like to welcome us to a few different hikes in the picturesque Roseisle area. We would start with a hike in the ravine area of his property , then a hike on the Miami-Thompson section of the TransCanada trail leading to a look out tower followed by a wiener roast .   

Contact Alain Louer at 204-235-1790 or alainlouer@hotmail.com. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Wed, May 28th -- Bird Outings

Meet at the main parking lot at 6:30 p.m.
No registration required. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, June 1st -- General Trips

Join Roger for this outing. There will be one group canoeing and one group hiking.  There will also be a Pot luck BBQ wind up. $5.00 contribution for the meat requested. Meet at 9 am at Safeway Pkg. lot at Fermor and Lakewood.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sun, June 15th -- General Trips

Join Roger for this outing.There will also be a Pot luck BBQ wind up. $5.00 contribution for the meat requested. Meet at 9 am at Safeway Pkg. lot at Fermor and Lakewood.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sun, June 29th -- General Trips

Join Roger for this hike. Pot luck BBQ at the Falls. Suggest $5.00 contribution towards meat. Meet 9:00 am Safeway Pkg. lot, Fermor and Lakewood.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 2.0]
Nature Manitoba Upcoming Trip

Tue, July 1st -- General Trips

Join the Habitat Committee on their annual mission to count and pull out leafy spurge in study plots on one of our prairies. The plan is to meet at 9 am at the Loewen Prairie (4 km east of Tolstoi on PR 209) and work for 2-3 hours, then eat lunch at the interpretive trail and go for a plant walk. It's a great way to help preserve the tall grass prairie and learn more about prairie plants like the Western Prairie Fringed Orchid, which may be blooming at this time. 
Please register with Marilyn Latta at 204-253-9245 ahead of time to help determine which date is chosen and so that you can be notified of any changes. Car pooling will be arranged as needed. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sat, July 12th - Sun, July 13th -- General Trips

Join Roger for this hike and camp over on the beach. meet 9:00 am Polo Park, in front of Sears off Portage Ave.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 3-4]

Sun, July 13th - Sat, July 19th -- Major Trips

A 7-day mostly loop trip in the Winnange provincial park area. It is a somewhat easy trip suitable for advanced beginners to expert paddlers. The trip is about 60 km long. Trip starts at experimental lakes road bridge, heads east and south thru Upper Stewart, Winnange & Eagle lakes to Teggau lake. Return path is thru Eagle, Crabclaw, Manomin, Geejay and back to to bridge. Weather permitting, there should be two lay-over days. Limit of 4 canoes. 
Register with Jerry Ameis, email at raven981@mts.net [Trip Rating: 5.0]

Sun, July 27th -- General Trips

Join Roger for this hike and river tubing, note this water is clear enough for snorkelling. Pot luck and BBQ. Bring $5.00 to contribute towards meat. Meet at 9:00 am Safeway Pkg. lot Fermor and Lakewood.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sun, August 10th -- General Trips

Join Roger for this hike. Pot luck and BBQ. Bring $5.00 to contribute towards the meat. Meet at 9:00 am at Perkins on Lagimodiere and Regent.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sun, August 24th -- General Trips

Join Roger for this hike at Steeprock on Lake Manitoba meet at 8:00 am. Polo Park at Sears pkg. lot. off Portage Ave.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sun, August 17th - Fri, August 29th -- Major Trips

A 13-day trip that starts where the Highwind lake road crosses the Berry river. A somewhat arduous trip suitable for intermediate to expert paddlers. The trip is about 110 km long. Path is south to Dryberry, east and north in Dryberry to Point and Teggau lakes. From there to Winnange, Manowin, and Geejay. Then west to Porcus and Ethelma and south to Berry river parking area. Weather permitting, there should be two to three lay-over days. Limit of 3 canoes. 
Register with Jerry Ameis, email raven981@mts.net [Trip Rating: 5.0]

Fri, September 5th - Mon, September 8th -- General Trips

Join Sean to Hike the 63Km Mantario Trail on the September Long weekend. This challenging hike will be sure to test your summer fitness level. Expressions of interest can be sent in anytime, with more detailed planning among those interested taking place closer to the event. The group can set mileage goals based on experience of the participants. If group size gets too large the group will be split with each group starting at the opposite trailhead.  
Register with Sean Worden, phone 204-781-0796, email: srworden@mts.net [Trip Rating: 5.0]

Sun, September 14th -- General Trips

Join Roger for this hike. Pot luck BBQ, bring $5.00 to contribute towards meat. Meet 9:00 am Safeway Pkg. lot, Fermor and Lakewood.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sun, September 28th -- General Trips

Join Roger for this Mantario trail hike Pot luck BBQ, bring $5.00 to contribute towards the meat. Meet 9:00 am Safeway Pkg. lot, Fermor and Lakewood.
Register with Roger Sutherland by phone, 451-1219. [Trip Rating: 3.0]