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.

Wed, July 30th -- Grey Hares

Dragon Boat Day starting at the Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Centre, 80 Churchill Drive. Cost would be approx. $10 per person and includes PFD, paddle and brief instruction on paddling technique.
Ted Harvey at 204-889-5725. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Fri, August 1st - Mon, August 4th -- General Trips

This trip has been changed to canoe the Experimental Lakes area. Trip is potentially full.

Contact Alain Louer at 204-235-1790 or alainlouer@hotmail.com. [Trip Rating: 4-5]

Tue, August 5th - Thu, August 7th -- Grey Hares

Canoe/Camping trip to Beaubien Lake, NW Ontario. Minimal portages.
Contact Sharron or Brian Bettess 204-256-2248. Book by July 15th. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sat, August 9th -- General Trips

10:00am to 4:00pm, at the Prairie Shore Trail located 3km east of Tolstoi on Provincial Road 209. Prairie Day celebrates the plants and animals of the tall grass prairie ecosystem.Guided walks, presentations and displays highlight different aspects of prairie wildlife and this unique natural area. Face painting, bannock baking and a bug hunt are perennial favourites with the kids.  This outdoor event takes place rain or shine.  
Contact Preserve staff at 204-425-3229 for more information. [Trip Rating: 1-2]

Sat, August 9th -- General Trips

  Join Jerry for a pleasant canoeing day trip on the Whiteshell River. Because of portage trail conditions, the Aug 9 day trip to Lone Island Lake is revised. This is the new trip plan. We launch at a picnic site on the Whiteshell river and explore the river from the launch site to Jessica lake or from the launch site to Lone Island lake. The revised trip plan has NO portages.
Register with Jerry Ameis, phone number: 204-284-1902, email: raven981@mts.net [Trip Rating: 2-3]

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]

Wed, August 20th -- Grey Hares

Cycle River Road from Larter’s Golf Course to Selkirk and back.
Contact Jerry Zaste 204-799-8040. [Trip Rating: 2-3]

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]

Wed, August 27th -- Grey Hares

Cycle St. Boniface area starting on Lyndale Drive.
Contact Cheryl Chesney 204-477-5946. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

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

(This trip is full) 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, August 29th - Mon, September 1st -- 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. July 25th update. This trip is full - names for second group are taken - Leader required.  
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]