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

Nature Manitoba Upcoming Trip

Thu, July 2nd -- General Trips

28 native orchids, 23 rare plants, 10 carnivorous plants, 1,240 hectares, a calcareous fen, camera and macro lenses. Stroll along the new 1.5 km boardwalk through this fen for some evening photography during the full moon. Meet-up time will be 5:30 p.m. Register after June 24.

Contact Rose Kuzina at N/A or rkuzina@mymts.net. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

Sat, July 4th -- 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, July 5th -- General Trips

Please join me on a hike in the beautifful Whiteshell Provincial Park where I plan on hiking the Centennial Trail .

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

Tue, July 7th -- General Trips

Join Marilyn Latta for an evening stroll through Henteleff Park. Although primarily a plant walk, we will look at bird, butterflies and anything else that runs, flies or crawls by. Meet at the parking lot (1964 St. Mary's Rd.) at 7 p.m.
Contact Marilyn Latta at 204-253-9245. [Trip Rating: 1.0]

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

Sat, July 11th - Mon, July 13th -- Major Trips

Hike from the trailhead on Hwy 19 along the South Escarpment trail to Muskrat lake and then do the Robinson loop to return along the South Escarpment Trail to the Trailhead on Hwy 19.  This hike is about 38.1 Km with daily distances of 7km, 17.3Km, and 13.4km.  This hike is scheduled as a Saturday to Monday hike, we depart on Saturday morning, returning Monday evening. Register by phone or email, no texts please. When you register please advise me of your hiking and backcountry experience.
Sean Worden 204-781-0796  srworden@mts.net [Trip Rating: 5.0]

Sat, July 11th - Fri, July 17th -- Major Trips

Join Jerry for a 7 day canoe trip to Hawkcliff Lake (just east of Exp. lakes). The trip begins at Vermillion Bay (Eagle L.); Takes 2 days to reach Hawkcliff; 3 days of exploring the area; 2 days back. Upon return, enjoy a rib supper at the world famous rib eatery in Vermillion Bay. The trip is classified as intermediate. The most difficult part of the trip would be paddling on Eagle Lake (very big) if the wind is blowing. There are 4 portages each way, with the longest about 300 m. Maximum of 3 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, July 18th -- 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/are 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, July 25th -- General Trips

Please join me on a hike in picturesque Pembina Hills Provincial Park in southern Manitoba . Please bring lunch and water. We can stop for ice cream on the way  back .

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

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

Hike up and down the ski trails of Falcon Ridge at Falcon Lake, Whiteshell Provincial Park. No pets allowed. Register after August 7.

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

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]

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]

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

Join Jerry for a 7 day cycling trip in Riding Mountain. The  trip begins on the Central trail at the buffalo compound. We cycle to the western end of the central trail (Kay's campsite) and then head south to Deep Lake (exit point). We will be cycling from campsite to campsite on the trip (about 2-3 hours of cycling per day). There will be ample time for exploring. The trip is classified as advanced but strong intermediate cyclists are welcome. Maximum of 6 people for the trip.

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

Jerry Ameis [Trip Rating: 5.0]

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]

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]

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]

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]