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 (NOTE: the website is still listing the old numeric trip rating system). 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, October 17th -- Bird Outings

Join Peter Taylor and Garry Budyk for a birding outing from Elma to Seven Sisters Falls, Lac du Bonnet, (and time permitting) Pine Falls.  We shall look for raptors, geese, late shorebirds and other migrants in the farmland, and hope to see a few scoters along with other waterfowl at Natalie Lake. The meeting time at Elma will be  9:15 a.m. at the gas station on Highway 15 just west of the community.  ****Winnipeg participants will meet at Regent and Lagimodiere, southeast corner behind Applebees for 8:00 a.m. sharp to arrange carpools.    
Please contact Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 for information or to register. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sun, October 18th -- General Trips

Why hike more than 10 km. in the vicinity of this French-Canadian hamlet surrounded by Mennonite villages? Because it has a fall supper and people have actually requested we do this one again. Open only to Nature MB members. Register after October 10.

Contact Rose Kuzina at N/A or rkuzina@mymts.net. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

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 Jason Carriere at 204-333-9954 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

Sun, October 25th -- General Trips

Hike ca. 15 km. on the Trans Canada Trail alongside the Red River running through Emerson. Followed by a fine fall supper. Due to the popularity of the supper component, this trip is open only to Nature Manitoba members. Register after October 18.

Contact Rose Kuzina at N/A or rkuzina@mymts.net. [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]

Fri, November 20th - Sun, November 22nd -- Major Trips

Join Sean Worden on this early winter camping outing to Riding Mountain National Park. Weather can be variable at this time of year with anything  including Snow possible.
Contact Sean for more information at 204-781-0796 or email to srworden@mts.net (no texts please). [Trip Rating: 5.0]

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]

Wed, June 1st - Thu, June 30th -- Major Trips

(Note dates in June 2016 are TBA) Frequently rated as one of the top ten hikes in the world, the 75Km West Coast Trail is an extremely rugged trail between Bamfield and Port Renfrew on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Parks Canada’s registration opens in March 2016 and flights will be booked in April 2016. Limited entry permits are available each day and group size will be limited. Interested individuals can register by contacting Sean starting on January 1, 2016. A deposit after registration will be required. More details regarding planning will be available in late November/December. Due to logistics of reaching the trailheads this is a 10-day trip with 6-7 days on the trail. Interested parties are encouraged to read and consult one of the guidebooks on the west coast trail before signing up. Prior experience is mandatory.
Sean Worden at 204-781-0796 or srworden@mts.net (no texts please). [Trip Rating: 5.0]