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Nature Manitoba Events

August 2018

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2 week canoe trip to Woodland Caribou park

2 week canoe trip to Woodland Caribou park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Fri, July 20th to Fri, August 3rd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Join Jerry for a 2 week trip canoeing in Woodland Caribou park. Max of 6 paddlers.

It is a loop trip starting and ending at Johnson L (see map).

There are two main route options *(#1 and #2) with two suboptions (#2.1 and #2.2).

  • Decision between option #1 and #2  based on how trip is proceeding.
  • Decision between option #2.1 and #2.2  based on how trip is proceeding.

Should be about 4 layover days. SEE READ MORE for route info.

Email: raven981@mts.net

Option #1: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Royd to Lightning to Indian House to Johnson

  • Total number of portages: 44 with a 975 m (twice) and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is mostly small system travel. Disadvantage is doing Indian House to Johnson leg twice and most # of portages.

Option #2.1: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Roustol to Glenn to Telescope to Onnie to Johnson

  • Total number of portages: 34 with a 975 m and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is fewest # of portages. Disadvantage is big lake travel from Roustol to Telescope and revisiting a long section (Glenn to Johnson via Onnie & Douglas Creek) travelled in 2016.
 
Option #2.2: Johnson to Page to Indian House to Gammon to Roustol to Glenn to Telescope to Embryo to Johnson
  • Total number of portages: 34 with a 975 m and a 1900 m. 
  • Advantage is fewest # of portages. Disadvantage is big lake travel from Roustol to Telescope and revisiting a section Glenn to Telescope) travelled in 2016.

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Jul 20 2018 to Aug 3 2018
 
 
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Family Week

Family Week

Mon, July 30th to Fri, August 3rd
Pat Nowicki

Come out and enjoy Mantario with Pat and learn to appreciate the beauty of the area. The Mantario Cabin will give you great memories of different activities on or off the island. Whether it’s jumping off the dock, discovering the forest trails, or enjoying seeing one of the many creatures who share the island, Mantario will keep you and your kids coming back for more.

Jul 30 2018 to Aug 3 2018
 
Hike Tunnel Island Trails in Keewatin (near Kenora), ON

Hike Tunnel Island Trails in Keewatin (near Kenora), ON

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, August 1st

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Charles Begley ccbegley@shaw.ca or 204-233-8395

This will be a full day hike by the Winnipeg River Water System, hiking both A & B Loops – total distance approx. 12 kms. Early start leaving Winnipeg before 8 am. Bring a trail lunch and plenty of water, etc. 

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Aug 1 2018
 
 
 
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Education Week

Education Week

Mon, August 6th to Fri, August 10th
Bob Hummelt

Looking for a chance to become more comfortable in a canoe and more confident navigating a confusing canoe route? Acquire or hone your canoe skills and enjoy some map and GPS practice while you pick some blueberries and catch some fish after you have finished relaxing on the Mantario Cabin deck. The days will be warm and the bugs will be down!

Aug 6 2018 to Aug 10 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
Astronomy Week *FULL*

Astronomy Week *FULL*

Fri, August 10th to Wed, August 15th
Heather Matheson

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP IS FULL & WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Enjoy some of the darkest nighttime skies in southern Manitoba from the idyllic setting of the Mantario Wilderness Zone.  With a New Moon on Saturday and the peak of the Perseid Meteor shower predicted for Sunday, we're beginning our trip on Friday in order to enjoy the darkest sky possible and give ourselves the best chance to view numerous meteors.  At night we'll learn to navigate the stars, be amazed at the majesty of the Milky Way, and view the wonders of the Universe through a telescope.

Astronomy week isn't only for die-hard astronomers - all are welcome!  Stay out as late as you like or head to bed early and get up with the Sun.  During the day we'll travel by canoe and on foot, exploring the area as far and wide or as close to home as participants desire.  Possibilities include hiking part of the Mantario Trail, an evening paddle to Sunset Hill, fishing, wildlife viewing, blueberry picking, and longer day trips to nearby lakes.

Aug 10 2018 to Aug 15 2018
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Mantario Trail south end Hike

Mantario Trail south end Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, August 11th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219.Meeting place at 9 am is Fermor Ave parking lot in Southdale facing Red Rver Coop Food Store .

Drivers need valid Manitoba park pass .

Join Roger for hike at south end of Mantario Trail in Whiteshell Provincial Park . We will go in direction of Caribou Lake and see how close we get to lake  of if we make it up to lake , Terrain is rocky and has up and downs .

Potluck and BBQ will follow.

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Aug 11 2018
 
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Astronomy Week *FULL*

Astronomy Week *FULL*

Fri, August 10th to Wed, August 15th
Heather Matheson

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP IS FULL & WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Enjoy some of the darkest nighttime skies in southern Manitoba from the idyllic setting of the Mantario Wilderness Zone.  With a New Moon on Saturday and the peak of the Perseid Meteor shower predicted for Sunday, we're beginning our trip on Friday in order to enjoy the darkest sky possible and give ourselves the best chance to view numerous meteors.  At night we'll learn to navigate the stars, be amazed at the majesty of the Milky Way, and view the wonders of the Universe through a telescope.

Astronomy week isn't only for die-hard astronomers - all are welcome!  Stay out as late as you like or head to bed early and get up with the Sun.  During the day we'll travel by canoe and on foot, exploring the area as far and wide or as close to home as participants desire.  Possibilities include hiking part of the Mantario Trail, an evening paddle to Sunset Hill, fishing, wildlife viewing, blueberry picking, and longer day trips to nearby lakes.

Aug 10 2018 to Aug 15 2018
 
Riverton/Sandy Bar Weed Pull

Riverton/Sandy Bar Weed Pull

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, August 16th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register please contact Tim at iba@naturemanitoba.ca

It is the time for our annual Riverton Sandy Bar weed pull. held in conjunction with IBA Caretaker Joanne Smith, this is an excellent opportunity to roll up your sleeves and help recreate the Piping Plover habitat for which this area was once known.  We'll meet at 8:45 am at the parking area and then take the 15 minute walk out to the sandbar area together. We hope to pull weeds (which will most likely involve some birding) for three or four hours, depending on the weather. If you can even help for an hour or two, it would be greatly appreciated. Please bring gloves, hat, sunscreen, water and a bag lunch. 

Aug 16 2018
 
 
Seven Sisters Walkabout

Seven Sisters Walkabout

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, August 18th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger ay 204-451-1219. Meeting time will be 9 am at Regent  & Lagimodière parking lot besides Perkins facing Lagimodière .

Please join Roger and explore the Seven Sisters Area followed by a potluck and BBQ.

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Aug 18 2018
 
Delta Marsh IBA Blitz

Delta Marsh IBA Blitz

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, August 12th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register contact Tim at iba@naturemanitoba.ca

Join us for an exciting blitz in the world famous Delta Marsh. We will be counting some of the specialty species of the area including shorebirds, grebes and wading birds. We will begin early and be finished by lunchtime. 

Aug 12 2018
 
 
 
Cycle to St Adolphe, MB

Cycle to St Adolphe, MB

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, August 15th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Marilyn Hearn 204-895-4659 or marilyn_hearn@hotmail.com

Cycle to St Adolphe, MB from Crampton’s Vegetable Market (Waverley & Bishop Grandin) to St. Norbert Historic Site. Then cycle along west side of the Red River to St. Adolphe for lunch. Bring a trail lunch or enjoy lunch at an eatery in St. Adolphe. Return along the same route. Approx. distance 40 km. round trip. 

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Aug 15 2018
 
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The Great Trail – Pinawa to Seven Sisters Falls
Aug 19 2018
 
St Boniface to Kildonan Park Cycle
Aug 19 2018
 
 
 
8 day Canoe Trip from Robinson to Ethelma

8 day Canoe Trip from Robinson to Ethelma

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, August 22nd to Wed, August 29th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Join Jerry for a canoe and camping trip at the edge of the ELA. Start at Robinson L and end at Ethelma L. (Involves a 2 km road walk back for drivers after driving cars to Ethelma landing.) Appreciate a marvelous pictograph site at a cliff cave on Dryberry. 3 to 4 lay over days likely. A total of 6 portages (7 if low water levels). SEE READ MORE for portage details. Email raven981@mts.net

P1: From vehicle to Berry River (400 m downhill walk on a rough road)

P2: 500 m portage on good trail

P3 & P4: about 150 m portages

P5: 800 m portage

P6: 250 m marshy portage

P7?: If water level in stream OK, then walk canoes downstream under a bridge. Otherwise 50 m portage.

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Aug 22 2018 to Aug 29 2018
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Urban Cycle tour

Urban Cycle tour

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, August 22nd

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peggy Smith 204-832-4978

Urban Cycle tour around Charleswood and Tuxedo.

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Aug 22 2018
 
 
 
 
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8 day Canoe Trip from Robinson to Ethelma

8 day Canoe Trip from Robinson to Ethelma

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, August 22nd to Wed, August 29th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Join Jerry for a canoe and camping trip at the edge of the ELA. Start at Robinson L and end at Ethelma L. (Involves a 2 km road walk back for drivers after driving cars to Ethelma landing.) Appreciate a marvelous pictograph site at a cliff cave on Dryberry. 3 to 4 lay over days likely. A total of 6 portages (7 if low water levels). SEE READ MORE for portage details. Email raven981@mts.net

P1: From vehicle to Berry River (400 m downhill walk on a rough road)

P2: 500 m portage on good trail

P3 & P4: about 150 m portages

P5: 800 m portage

P6: 250 m marshy portage

P7?: If water level in stream OK, then walk canoes downstream under a bridge. Otherwise 50 m portage.

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Aug 22 2018 to Aug 29 2018
 
 
 
 
North, West, and East Shoal Lakes IBA Blitz

North, West, and East Shoal Lakes IBA Blitz

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, August 26th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register contact Tim at iba@naturemanitoba.ca

Our fall program begins with an exciting opportunity to visit the excellent North, West and East Shoal Lakes. The data generated will give us a flavour of the populations of birds in this globally significant place for nature. Shoal Lakes IBA is a great place to see rare species including large wading birds, shorebirds and migrant water and songbirds. A late breakfast/lunch will be part of this package!

Aug 26 2018
 
McGillivary Falls Hike

McGillivary Falls Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, August 26th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

To register contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net after August 18th

A ca. 12 km. hike from Caddy Lake to the McGillivray Falls loop (a bit of a rugged trail, lots of ups and downs along narrow rocky and gravelly washouts and scree; completely do-able for intermediate hikers).

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Aug 26 2018
 
Photography Week

Photography Week

Mon, August 27th to Fri, August 31st
Brian Hydesmith

Led by a former newspaper photographer, Brian Hydesmith, who will encourage you to improve your enjoyment of photography through exploration and understanding. You’ll improve your visual thinking and story-telling, try new compositions and techniques, and explore unfamiliar settings on your camera.  See the photos from the 2013 photography trip in here.

Since most photography is digital today, the trip won't focus much on film, but may be discussed if people are interested. Please note there is not the possibility for recharging batteries out there! It is important that participants come equipped with adequate spare batteries to cover their time, knowing that they will be doing more photography than usual.

Aug 27 2018 to Aug 31 2018
 
 
 
Cycle The Great Trail

Cycle The Great Trail

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, August 29th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Daniela Rempel at danielarempel@shaw.ca

Cycle The Great Trail (formerly called Trans Canada Trail) from Beaconia through Grand Beach to Lester Beach. Distance and more details to follow later. 

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Aug 29 2018
 
 
 

 

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Mar 13 2019 to Mar 24 2019