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

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]

Nature Manitoba Upcoming Trip

Sat, September 5th - Mon, September 7th -- General Trips

Join Al Louer in a 3-day cycle trip to Riding Mountain National park. On Sep 5, Al will cycle to the Whitewater lake campground from the bison enclosure parking area where he will meet other Nature Manitoba members who are on a 7-day cycle trip. The distance from the parking enclosure to Whitewater lake campground is about 11 km. Next day (Sep 6) everyone one will cycle to the Minnedosa river campground (9 km). On Sep 7, the destination is the bison enclosure parking area and onto Winnipeg (4 km). Contact Al if you are interested in joining him.

Contact Alain Louer at 204-235-1790 or alainlouer@hotmail.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

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]

Tue, September 1st - Mon, September 7th -- Major Trips

A week long cycle camping that starts at ends at the bison enlosure. About 80% of the Central trail and 90% of the Grassshopper valley trail will be cycled. The shortest daily distance cycled is about 5 km and the longest about 30 km. You have until Aug 9 to register. The Riding Moutain permit process must be engaged then. The trails are not rugged mountain biking trails but neither are they paved city streets. NOTE: The trip is from Sep 1 to Sep 7. There is a problem with website date entry.

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

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

If you are not birdwatching or mountain biking on this day, join this 10+ km. hike through the ski trails at Bittersweet around the Assiniboine River Valley. Followed by a fall dinner at Lavenham. Open only to Nature MB members due to the popularity of the dinner part. Register after September 19.

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

Sat, September 26th - Sun, September 27th -- 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 Jason Carriere at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

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

Sun, October 4th -- General Trips

Hike ca. 10 - 12 km. in this western provincial park and the Rapid City area. Followed by a fall dinner in Basswood. Due to the inexplicable popularity of the food component, this event is open only to NMb members. Register after September 27.

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

Sat, October 10th - Sun, October 11th -- 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 Jason Carriere at 204-805-0040 or jason.carriere@outlook.com. [Trip Rating: 3.0]

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]

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 204-805-0040 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]