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, 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.

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 a 2-page trip report form and send it to the outdoor trip coordinator. Trip guideline information is available in a separate file (trip leader info) that need not be printed. Note that there are now three categories of trips (novice, intermediate, and advanced). The former 5 point trip rating system is no longer in use.

Weekly updates to the trip listings are available via e-mail. To receive these updates, sign-up for the "Weekly Outdoor Trip List" in the "Stay In Touch" block in the left-hand column of this website). For other inquiries or to submit information for the list, send an email to triplist@naturemanitoba.ca.

You can also view these trips in calendar view.

To view the Grey Hares trips (not listed below) visit the Grey Hares page.


General Trips & Bird Outings

Sat, July 25th - Mon, August 3rd -- Major Trips

Join Roger for this ten-day canoe trip around the Experimental Lakes area. The route will include Stewart, Winnange, Teggau, Point, Dryberry, Hillock, Highwind, Porcus, and Geejay Lakes. Over 100 km of travel and 14 portages. Seven days will be devoted to paddling with three days for windbound/layover. Maximum of 4 canoes and 8 participants. Prior experience with wilderness tripping is a requirement.
Roger Turenne rogerturenne@gmail.com or phone 204-237-5947 [Trip Rating: 5.0]

Sat, August 1st - Wed, August 5th -- Major Trips

Join Jerry for a 5 day leisurely canoe trip to Porcus Lake (in Exp. lakes). The trip begins at Ethelma Lake where the Berry River crosses the Highwind Lake road. Takes about 4 hours to reach Porcus (2 portages - longest an easy 300 m); 2-4 days of exploring the area; 4 hours back. You can stay the full 5 days or leave earlier. The trip is classified as intermediate but novice campers are welcome because the journey to Porcus is not difficult. Maximum of 4 canoes for the trip.

Contact Jerry Ameis at 204-284-1902 or raven981@mts.net. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Jerry Ameis [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sat, August 8th -- General Trips

Prairie Day celebrates the plants and animals of the tall grass prairie ecosystem. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 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 at the Prairie Shore Trail located 3 km east of Tolstoi on Provincial Road 209.
Contact Preserve staff at 204-425-3229 or tgpphq@mymts.net for more information. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, August 8th -- General Trips

For more information please contact me and/or visit the Event Page (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/event...). There are two to four weekday rides for training if interested (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/). A minimum of 2-training and/or 1-weekend ride is required to attend the overnight Rides (Jul 4th, Aug 2nd, Sep 26th, Oct 10th).

Contact Carriere Jason at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sun, August 9th -- General Trips

Please join me in a hike in the Roseisle and Miami area. Bring lunch and water. 

Contact Alain Louer at 204-235-1790 or alainlouer@hotmail.com. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, August 15th -- General Trips

For more information please contact me and/or visit the Event Page (). There are two to four weekday rides for training if interested (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/) A minimum of 2-training and/or 1-weekend ride is required to attend the overnight Rides (Jul 4th, Aug 2nd, Sep 26th, Oct 10th).

Contact Carriere Jason at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sat, August 15th -- General Trips

Please join Al for a tour of the Northern Sun Farm co-op ( located south of Steinbach ) on Saturday August 15,2015. They give up their time so they would like at least $ 7 a person to help cover their time. Our host will be Mitch . I visited the place last year and it has interesting off grid  power projects , composting and nice functional construction . We can probably have our lunch on their site ( they are not supplying lunch)  and afterwards I will find another hike to do somewhere  between there and Winnipeg.  I am indicating rating as novice as the walking pace should be slow .

Contact Alain Louer at 204-235-1790 or alainlouer@hotmail.com. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, August 16th - Sun, August 23rd -- Major Trips

Join Jerry for an 8 day canoe trip in the Kilvert Lake area (just west of Exp. lakes). The trip begins at Rushing River campground. It is a loop trip that involves a couple of long portages. There will be a few layover days. The trip is classified as advanced but strong intermediate paddlers are welcome.  Maximum of 3 canoes for the trip.

Contact Jerry Ameis at 204-284-1902 or raven981@mts.net. [Trip Rating: 5.0]

Jerry Ameis [Trip Rating: 5.0]

Sat, August 29th -- General Trips

For more information please contact me and/or visit the Event Page (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/event...). There are two to four weekday rides for training if interested (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/). A minimum of 2-training and/or 1-weekend ride is required to attend the overnight Rides (Jul 4th, Aug 2nd, Sep 26th, Oct 10th).

Contact Carriere Jason at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sun, August 30th -- General Trips

Please join Roger for a hike in Steep Rock beside Lake Manitoba  followed by potluck and BBQ . Meet in Polo Park parking lot near Sears facing Portage Ave at 8:30 am . To register please call Roger at 204-451-1219.  

Contact Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219 or N/A. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, September 6th -- General Trips

Please join Roger for a hike around Moose Lake in south eastern Manitoba followed by a potluck and BBQ . Meeting place is in parking lot close to McDonald 's and Coop Grocery Store on Fermor at 9 am . To register call Roger at 204-451-1219.

Contact Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219 or N/A. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Thu, September 3rd - Mon, September 7th -- Major Trips

We will hopefully be able to start on Thursday night     by staying at either Hemingway or the Island view site.     I plan to do the trail North to South this year. This is a rugged     trail recommended for experienced hikers in good physical     shape. When you register please advise me of your hiking     experience and any other longer hikes you have taken with a     heavy (ie 40+lbs) pack. Read the online information about     this trail before signing up.
Sean Worden 204-781-0796 or srworden@mts.net   no texts please [Trip Rating: 5.0]

Sat, September 12th -- General Trips

For more information please contact me and/or visit the Event Page (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/event...). There are two to four weekday rides for training if interested (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/). A minimum of 2-training and/or 1-weekend ride is required to attend the overnight Rides (Jul 4th, Aug 2nd, Sep 26th, Oct 10th).

Contact Carriere Jason at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sat, September 12th -- Bird Outings

Several groups for this outing have already been formed but it may be possible to organize your own group.
Call Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 to register your group or for more info. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, September 13th -- General Trips

Hike the Devil’s Punch Bowl loop in Spruce Woods Provincial Park.  Excellent views of the Devil’s Punch Bowl, Assiniboine River Valley and Spirit Sands.  Level  2+    Distance – about 11 KM.   Contact David Spector at 204-504-0125 or davidspector@shaw.ca.    

Fri, September 18th - Sun, September 20th -- Major Trips

Hike in Western Riding Mountain on September 18th to 20th. We will depart Winnipeg Friday to arrive at the Trailhead about noon, setting up a car shuttle on route. We will start the hike at Bob Hill Lake and end near the Deep Lake Ranger Station. The hike is planned at 44.5Km with a saturday distance of about 17.4 Km. Register by phone or email, no texts please. When registering pleae advise me of your hiking & backcountry experience.
Sean Worden 204-781-0796  srworden@mts.net [Trip Rating: 5.0]

Sat, September 26th -- General Trips

For more information please contact me and/or visit the Event Page (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/event...). There are two to four weekday rides for training if interested (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/). A minimum of 2-training and/or 1-weekend ride is required to attend the overnight Rides (Jul 4th, Aug 2nd, Sep 26th, Oct 10th).

Contact Carriere Jason at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sat, September 26th -- Bird Outings

Join Rudolf Koes on this day-long outing to look for waterfowl, raptors, gulls and terns, late shorebirds, warblers and more.  At this time of year anything is possible.
Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for information or to register. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, September 27th -- General Trips

Please join Roger for a hike around St-Ambroise ( Lake Manitoba) followed by potluck and BBQ. Meeting place is 9 am at  Polo Park Sears parking lot facing Portage Ave . To register call Roger at 204-451-1219.

Contact Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219 or N/A. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, October 3rd -- General Trips

For more information please contact me and/or visit the Event Page (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/event...). There are two to four weekday rides for training if interested (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/). A minimum of 2-training and/or 1-weekend ride is required to attend the overnight Rides (Jul 4th, Aug 2nd, Sep 26th, Oct 10th).

Contact Carriere Jason at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sat, October 10th -- General Trips

For more information please contact me and/or visit the Event Page (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/event...). There are two to four weekday rides for training if interested (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/). A minimum of 2-training and/or 1-weekend ride is required to attend the overnight Rides (Jul 4th, Aug 2nd, Sep 26th, Oct 10th).  

Contact Carriere Jason at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

TBA

Sat, October 10th -- Bird Outings

TBA - may be rescheduled to October 17.  Watch this space in the coming weeks for more details.
TBA [Trip Rating: 1.0]

TBA

Sat, October 17th -- Bird Outings

TBA - may be deferred to October 10.  Watch this space in the coming weeks for further details.
TBA [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, October 24th -- General Trips

Mountain Biking: For more information please contact me and/o rvisit the Event Page (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/event...). There are two to four weekday rides for training if interested (http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Intermediate-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/). A minimum of 2-training and/or 1-weekend ride is required to attend the overnight Rides (Jul 4th, Aug 2nd, Sep 26th, Oct 10th).

Contact Carriere Jason at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sat, November 7th -- Bird Outings

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 Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062 for information or to register. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, December 5th -- Bird Outings

This is your chance to get a jump on your winter list.  We hope to see waterfowl such as Long-tailed and Harlequin Duck, or rare gulls.
Call Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 for details or to register. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, December 20th -- Bird Outings

This is a great opportunity to see some wintering birds in the city.  Join tens of thousands of other birders across North America for this event and help contribute to our knowledge of winter bird distribution.  A potluck dinner and compiling session will be held afterwards.
Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for details or to register.  More information at a later date. [Trip Rating: 1.0]