Faune observable Manitoba

Pembina Valley Provincial Park


Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
Photo by Robert R. Taylor
larger image

Services

Availability

Drinking Water
Yes
Restrooms
Yes
Marked Trails
Yes
Boardwalk
No
Viewing Tower
Yes
Picnic Shelter
Yes
Camping
No
Concession
No
Visitor Centre
No
Interpretive signs/Brochures
No
Primitive Site
Yes

Map



larger map

 

Description

If you would like some variety in your wildlife watching landscape, visit Pembina Valley Provincial Park. The valley is approximately two kilometres wide and 100 metres deep. The park is 180 hectares of meadows and aspen-oak forest.

Spring is spectacular for raptor migration— watch hundreds of hawks and eagles playing on the thermals as they migrate north. The best time to catch the migration is the last week of March and first week of April. While you are quietly watching the raptors, keep an eye out for does with fawns and listen for the breeding songbirds. The trees are alive with warblers during migration. A year-round resident is the Wild Turkey, able to survive our harsh winters on the sunny slopes of the Pembina Valley.

There are lots of trails pdf (720 KB) in the park. Some are challenging and take you down to the valley floor. All provide great opportunities to look for wildlife.

Don’t Miss

Habitats

  • Aspen-oak forest
  • Riparian
  • Mixed-grass prairie

Site Specialties

  • White-tailed deer
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Wild Turkey
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • American Redstart
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Warblers in migration

Directions

The park is in southwestern Manitoba, close to the Canada-U.S.A. border. It is located off Provincial Road 201, which is accessible from Highway 31, south of Darlingford, or from Provincial Road 432 south of Morden and from Highway 32, south of Winkler. There is a large park sign at the entrance.

Cautionary Notes

Watch for poison ivy

Admission

Daily or seasonal provincial park pass is required. There is no park office at Pembina Valley so please pick up your park pass at the Manitou Conservation office or any other Conservation office or provincial park.

More about Pembina Valley Provincial Park

top of page