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.


Fri, September 19th - Mon, September 22nd -- General Trips

There are many fun activities planned:  The cabin will be leveled.  About two gallons of staining is required.  The stove pipes need cleaning.  Washrooms must be prepared for winter.  Food stock will be eaten or put away.  The cabin roof will be inspected and measured.  The sauna should also be inspected and measured.  Portages will be cleared for skiing.  And everyone’s favorite, firewood must be cut, hauled and split.  Of course, as always, a detailed inventory of fall colors will be noted.Please reply if you can join us for one of these Work Parties.Sept 19-22 or Oct 24-27.
Register with Peter Van der Mear, email pdervee@gmail.com [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Tue, September 23rd -- Spur of the Moment

Description: Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate Distance: Approx. 15 km Total ride time: 2-hours Recommendations: Helmet, Bike/Helmet Light   We will meet at the Bur Oak Trail Parking Lot(when driving into birds hill keep right, about 1 km turn right at the marker 7 road). We meet around 6:00 pm, and would make our leave at 6:15 pm. Due to the size of the trail, we would likely explore a few other trails in Birds Hill before it gets dark. Park Map (Click on link for more details: http://www.meetup.com/Winnipeg-Mountain-Biking-Meetup/events/207730232/) Bike/Helmet Light is recommended.  

Contact Carriere Jason at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 1-2]

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]

Sun, September 28th -- General Trips

This listing is not a Nature Manitoba outing. It is a Wilderness Committee outing and an outing Nature Manitoba wishes to support by advertising. The Wilderness Committee is holding a witness tour along the lower Bird River, a beautiful natural area in need of protection and we are need of people to participate. We will be paddling by canoe or kayak along the river and lunch will be provided. There are two portages, one of which is 300m. Participants need to be able to carry their canoe that far over uneven ground, that is the only difficulty. The average paddling speed is around 5km per hour, and the shortest distance, which means the first available takeout, is 10 km. So participants need to be able to paddle for about 2 hours over the course of 6 hours. Full event details can be found here: https://wildernesscommittee.org/event/wilderness_witness_tour_paddle_the... The Facebook event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/347734598724249/  
Registration through Kijiji, at (204) 942-9292, or by email at contactmb@wildernesscommittee.org. [Trip Rating: 2-3]

Wed, October 1st -- Grey Hares

Cycle through Headingley and along quiet rural Lido Plage Rd. to the White Horse with a possible cycle through Camp Assiniboia.
Contact Daniela Rempel at 204-633-0668. [Trip Rating: 2-3]

Thu, October 2nd -- Grey Hares

Drive through the Whiteshell with Al and Thelma Ross.  Enjoy the Whiteshell in the Fall, capture the vibrant colours, get tips on photography from a professional, or just enjoy the trip and company!  No hiking, an easy trip.
Call Al Ross at 204-853-2047. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, October 4th -- Bird Outings

This will be an all-day outing.  En route to our destination, we should see a number of raptors and we will visit Pelican Lake.  At Whitewater, we'll look for waterfowl, herons and ibises, shorebirds and more.
Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for details. [Trip Rating: 1.0]
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Sun, October 5th -- General Trips

Explore the southwestern Manitoba area and then relax at the Miami fall dinner.
Contact Rose Kuzina at rkuzina@mymts.net. [Trip Rating: 2-3]

Wed, October 8th -- Grey Hares

Contact Ted Harvey at 204-889-5725. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sun, October 12th -- General Trips

Join Roger for a hike of the Whitemouth River trail, south side of highway 1. Meet at 9:00 am in the co-op parking lot, Lakewood and Fermor. Bring $5.00 towards the meat and a dish for the Pot luck.
Register with Roger Sutherland 204-451-1219. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Wed, October 15th -- Grey Hares

Also visit Manitoba's most beautifully set junk yard of old cars from your misspent youth (cars from the 1920's to 1960's).
Contact John Gray at 204-269-1765. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, October 18th -- General Trips

Join Les for this trip to explore a 9.5 km trail in this southern Manitoba wildlife management area. 

Contact Les McCann at 204-895-8108 or lmccann2001@yahoo.com. [Trip Rating: 2-3]

Wed, October 22nd -- Grey Hares

Conatct Marilyn Hearn at 204-895-4659. [Trip Rating: 2.0]
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Sun, October 26th -- General Trips

Hike around southern Manitoba before the roast and chicken dinner at St. Pierre-Jolys. Price is $13 per adult. 
Contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net. [Trip Rating: 2-3]

Fri, October 24th - Mon, October 27th -- General Trips

There are many fun activities planned:  The cabin will be leveled.  About two gallons of staining is required.  The stove pipes need cleaning.  Washrooms must be prepared for winter.  Food stock will be eaten or put away.  The cabin roof will be inspected and measured.  The sauna should also be inspected and measured.  Portages will be cleared for skiing.  And everyone’s favorite, firewood must be cut, hauled and split.  Of course, as always, a detailed inventory of fall colors will be noted.Please reply if you can join us for this work party.  
Register with Peter Van der Mear, email pdervee@gmail.com [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Wed, October 29th -- Grey Hares

Contact Ted Harvey at 204-889-5725. [Trip Rating: 2.0]

Sat, November 1st -- 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 Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for information or to register. [Trip Rating: 1.0]
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Sun, November 2nd -- General Trips

Join Les for a hike in North Beaudry Park to be followed by the Headingley United Church Fall Dinner at 4:00 pm. Pre purchase of tickets are a requirement. Seats will be reserved upon receipt of your $15 being recieved by Les.

Contact Les McCann at 204-895-8108 or lmccann2001@yahoo.com. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, November 8th -- General Trips

Gather at Roger's house, 782 Tache, at 5 pm for a Potluck and BBQ. 

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

Sat, November 22nd - Sun, November 23rd -- General Trips

Early winter camping outing to Riding Mountain National Park. Camp at Whirlpool Lake and hike the Bald Hill trail.  

Contact Les McCann at 204-895-8108 or lmccann2001@yahoo.com. [Trip Rating: 4.0]

Sat, December 6th -- Bird Outings

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.
Call Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 for details or to register. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, December 14th -- 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 in 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. [Trip Rating: 1.0]