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 and submit a Trip Leader Package (pdf).

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, December 20th -- General Trips

Join Les for this day ski.

Contact Les McCann at 204-895-8108 or lmccann2001@yahoo.com. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Fri, December 26th -- General Trips

Meet Al at the entrance to Bird's Hill Park stable restaurant at 10 am . If people would like to car pool please let me know. I live in Old St Boniface  and could pick up a few people.

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

Sun, December 28th -- General Trips

Meet at  10 am at Parking lot at corner of Grant & Chalfont.  

Contact Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219 or N/A. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Nature Manitoba Upcoming Trip

Sat, December 27th - Tue, December 30th -- General Trips

Join Sean on a four day trip into the Whiteshell backcountry for some Winter Camping.  My goal for the trip is to spend some time ice fishing and enjoying our winter environment.  Departure is Saturday December 27th with a return date on December 30th. If ice and weather conditions make this location unreachable the destination will change, but the trip will go unless the highways are closed.  I am limiting this trip to a total of four other campers. Participants must be prepared for and knowledgeable regarding camping at cold temperatures, temperatures may reach -30C and participants will have to provide a gear list to be accepted. Ensure you are aware of the snowshoeing trip ratings before responding. Trip ratings viewable on page 3 at http://www.naturemanitoba.ca/sites/default/files/trip-leader-package.pdf . For further discussion please contact Sean. 
Sean Worden at 204-781-0796 or srworden@mts.net [Trip Rating: 5.0]

Sat, January 3rd -- General Trips

Both beginners and experienced snowshoers are welcome on this venture. Bring your new Christmas snowshoes or older pair, and hopefully there is enough snow. Provincial Park pass required.

Contact Rose Kuzina at N/A or rkuzina@mymts.net. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Fri, January 2nd - Sun, January 4th -- General Trips

The James Lake cabin has been booked for this trip. Trip will involve 2 overnights. At time of booking it's hard to predict the snow conditions but the plan is to ski the area during the day. Snowshoers are welcome . Participants would need winter clothing and sleeping bag .Please try to contact before Christmas if you would like to come.

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

Sun, January 11th -- General Trips

Hike along the Seine River in South St Vital  Meet at 10 am at Starbucks on St Anne's Road facing bridge going to Royalwood.  

Contact Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219 or N/A. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sat, January 17th -- General Trips

Join Les for a day ski on this Whiteshell trail

Contact Les McCann at 204-895-8108 or lmccann2001@yahoo.com. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sun, January 18th -- General Trips

Join Karen for this pleasant ski through forest along Assiniboine River.  

Contact Karen Clements at 204-770-4375 or karenclements@shaw.ca. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sun, January 25th -- General Trips

Meet at 10 am at St Joseph Street at entrance leading to Fort Gibraltar. A shuttle will be made.  

Contact Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219 or N/A. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Tue, February 3rd -- Major Trips

(see 2015 Workshop listing for full details: www.naturemanitoba.ca/?q=workshops/862 ) Do you want to know if you are ready to attend a level 3-5 Nature Manitoba outing? This workshop is geared to those members that have a desire to begin backcountry trips and are unsure if they have the skills, knowledge and equipment to move beyond the campground. A two-hour information session will be followed by an actual hands-on backcountry outing on May 29-31 (either Spruce Woods or Riding Mountain National Park) where participants can apply and practise introductory skills. Successful completion of part one should enable participants to confidently judge if they can attend the more advanced Nature Manitoba outings. Part two (the New Member Weekend) will teach the participants some of the skills they need to become a contributing member of a backcountry trip. Participants in this workshop should ensure they are available for the May 29-31 field trip follow up portion.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Contact the Nature Manitoba office at 204-943-9029 or info@naturemanitoba.ca. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, February 8th -- General Trips

Meet at 10 am  at Forks at front of Johnson Terminal. A shuttle will be made.  

Contact Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219 or N/A. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sat, February 14th -- General Trips

Join Les for a full day of skiing. These are somewhat challenging trails.  

Contact Les McCann at 204-895-8108 or lmccann2001@yahoo.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sun, February 22nd -- General Trips

Meet at 10 am  Perkins restaurant at Lagimodière  and Regent Ave.  

Contact Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219 or N/A. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sun, March 1st -- General Trips

Date of Activity: March 1, 2015     Ski shield country forest.  Some steep hills.  This     is a day trip because of drive but we will pace our skiing and     take breaks in the ski huts.  

Contact Karen Clements at 204-770-4375 or karenclements@shaw.ca. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sun, March 8th -- General Trips

Possibility to eat at Neechi Commons at Corner of Main and Euclid . Meet at 10 am at Forks in front of Johnson Terminal .  

Contact Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219 or N/A. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sun, March 15th -- General Trips

 Enjoy the spring skiing if there's snow.    

Contact Karen Clements at 204-770-4375 or karenclements@shaw.ca. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Fri, May 29th - Sun, May 31st -- Major Trips

This is an actual hands-on backcountry outing (either Spruce Woods or Riding Mountain National Park) in follow-up to the Backcountry Camping workshop of Feb 3, 2014. One purpose of the workshop was to allow participants to confidently judge if they could attend the more advanced Nature Manitoba outings including this outing. Participants of this outing will have opportunity to apply and practise the introductory Backcountry Camping skills covered in the workshop. Also included in this outing will be coverage of skills needed to become a contributing member of a Backcountry trip.
More details regarding registration will follow at the Feb 3rd workshop. [Trip Rating: 5.0]