Event Listings

Interpretive events are free for everyone to attend!  An adult must accompany children under 12 to all programs.  Click on each park below for specific event details and links to the event listings on our Facebook page. For more information on interpretive programs and events, email ParkInterpretation@gov.mb.ca.

Birds Hill Provincial Park

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Sunday, December 16, 2018
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Interpretive Workshop

The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is a fun birdwatching event for kids and families. Join a Park Interpreter to learn about winter birds in Manitoba and become a citizen scientist to count birds in the park. Our recorded data will be sent to eBird to be used in scientific research in North America. Afterwards, enjoy hot chocolate!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here.

All participants are encouraged to bring a Tin-for-the-Bin in support of Winnipeg Harvest, and help feed those in need in Manitoba.

Snowshoe Trek & Bonfire

Thursday, January 3, 2019
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Interpretive Workshop

Ring in the New Year and enjoy the winter beauty of the aspen-oak forest on this exhilarating 1.8 km trek around Nimowin Trail. Afterwards, enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows! We’ll provide the snowshoes (or bring your own). Snowshoes fit a variety of sizes, recommended for ages 9+.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here.

All participants are encouraged to bring a Tin-for-the-Bin in support of Winnipeg Harvest, and help feed those in need in Manitoba.

Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Spruce Woods Survival

Saturday, November 17, 2018
1 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Park Centre

What would you do if you found yourself stranded in the woods?  Cycle through each station to learn various skills and techniques to prepare you to survive in the wild, including water purification, fire starting, shelter construction, snares and wildlife identification, emergency kits.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here.

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Sunday, December 16, 2018
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Park Centre

The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is a fun birdwatching event for kids and families. Join a Park Interpreter to learn about winter birds in Manitoba and become a citizen scientist to count birds in the park. Our recorded data will be sent to eBird to be used in scientific research in North America. Afterwards, enjoy hot chocolate!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here.

Canadian Free Traders Fest

Saturday, December 29 & Sunday, December 30, 2018
Experience life as a fur trader in the Spruce Woods winter!

  • Snowshoe Trek
  • Saturday, December 29
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Yellow Quill Trailhead

    Join John MacDonnell, fur trader with the North West Company, on this 2 km trek through the woods with komatiks (traditional sleds) to meet with the Free Traders at their wintering cabin to exchange stories, supplies, goods and furs. Enjoy homemade bannock and wild tea. Watch out for rival HBC traders! We’ll provide the snowshoes, or bring your own.  Registration not required.

  • Camp Activities
  • Sunday, December 30
    Location: Park Centre

    • 19th Century Sewing Workshop (9 a.m. - 11 a.m.): Try your hand at 19th century sewing techniques with textile artist Claire Sparling. We will provide your own personal sewing kit, or housewife, to make your own creation. Space is limited - register by calling 204-827-8850 and leave your contact information.
    • Free Trader Open Camp (12 p.m. - 4 p.m.): Drop by the Free Trader’s winter camp to enjoy some hot beverages and make bannock, check out their display of tools, furs and arms collections. Be prepared to hear some loud booms as they shoot off their muskets and blow the cannons!  Registration not required.

Whiteshell Provincial Park

Photo Walk

Sunday, November 18, 2018
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Amisk Trail

Bring your camera and join a Park Interpreter as we trek the scenic Amisk Self-guiding Trail. Along the way, we will capture the beauty of the park while discovering the importance of staying connected to nature. Be sure to dress appropriately for this 4.5 km hike.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here.

Snowshoe Adventure

Sunday, December 16, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Pine Point Rapids Trail

Snowshoe along with a Park Interpreter as we trek to the scenic Pine Point Rapids. Along the way, discover what animals are doing to get ready for the winter ahead. At the rapids, we will warm up in the shelter with hot chocolate next to the wood stove. We’ll provide snowshoes, or bring your own for this 5 km trek.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here.

Wolf Howl Hike

Friday, January 4, 2019
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Pine Point Rapids Trail

Hike along with a Park Interpreter as we trek to the scenic Pine Point Rapids. Along the way, we will howl for wolves and listen for their haunting call.  At the rapids, we'll warm up in the shelter with hot chocolate next to the wood stove. Be sure to dress appropriately and bring a flashlight for this 5 km hike. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here.