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Mantario Summer Program


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Member-led Mantario Canoe Trips

Join us! Spend a week or week-end this summer immersed in the wilderness. Whether you are an experienced back-country paddler or a complete beginner, our member-led canoe trips are a great way to experience the incredible scenic beauty of the largest intact boreal forest in the world.

Each trip begins on Monday with an exhilarating full day's paddle over 7 lakes and 6 portages, is followed by three days at a rustic island cabin with a blissful wood-fired sauna , and finishes up on Friday with a day's paddle back out (Note: we occasionally host weekend trips that are exceptions to this weekday format). Canoes, paddles, safety equipment, food and accommodation are all provided.

Experienced leaders will help you learn canoeing techniques and basic wilderness skills. You will participate in all aspects of the experience, from portaging to washing dishes. Your enjoyment of nature will be enhanced by varied activities including hiking, exploring, fishing, refreshing swims and evening saunas.

The spectacular surroundings offer unmatched opportunities for photography, astronomy, botany and wildlife observation. Wildflowers dot every patch of sunlit ground. Songbirds and waterfowl make the most of the short northern summer. Each week a different expert helps you explore a new facet of the Mantario experience. Review this year's program listings and select the one that is right for you.

Book your trip today. You will return refreshed and invigorated by the beauty and tranquility of the Mantario Wilderness Experience.

See bottom of this page for details on rates and registration.

Mantario Summer Program Weeks

Astronomy Week - FULL

Event Date: 

Mon, August 7th to Fri, August 11th

Enjoy some of the darkest skies in southern Manitoba during the week of the Perseid meteor shower.  Experience beautiful sunsets and moonrises, learn to navigate the stars, be amazed at the majesty of the Milky Way, view the wonders of the universe through a telescope, and possibly enjoy some Northern Lights.  Whether you stay up all night or head to bed early, you can spend your days paddling, hiking, fishing, swimming, or relaxing.

Exploring Mantario - FULL

Event Date: 

Mon, August 21st to Fri, August 25th

Hiking, exploring, swimming, snorkeling, fishing and relaxing; these are some of the activities planned for Exploring Mantario Week. All activities are subject to change due to weather and participants interests.

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