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Critical Wildlife Habitat Program


Prairie Day


Tall Grass Prairie more than just Tall Grass

Manitoba's Tall Grass Prairie Preserve hosts its annual Prairie Day event on the second Saturday of August at the Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail, located 3 kilometres east of Tolstoi on Provincial Road 209.

Each year, special presentations highlight the unique prairie plants and animals that have adapted to the harsh prairie climate.  Expert botanists, birders and entomologists are a few examples of the natural history topics covered at Prairie Day.  Guided walks provide a little of the Preserve's history and identifies many of the exceptional wildflowers in bloom.  Face painting, a scavenger hunt and other fun activities take place throughout the day.

Admission for the day is $5.00 per adult and no charge for children. Activities will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is an on-site canteen that will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. A barbecue lunch with hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. please note, only cash is accepted at this event. Picnic tables and rustic washrooms are also available on-site.

Please bring a lawn chair, sunscreen and insect repellent. Trail conditions may be wet so rubber boots or a change of footwear is suggested. All Prairie Day activities will take place rain or shine.

For more information on this event, please contact Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve staff at 204-425-3229 (mid-May to mid-September) or tgpphq@mymts.net (year round).