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

Cross-country Ski Clinics

Sunday, January 13, 2019
Morning Session: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Birds Hill Park Ranch

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Register online here.

Have you ever wanted to know how to cross-country ski or need to brush up on your skills? Bring your ski equipment and join us to develop proper skiing techniques to explore the park in the winter season.  Please note ski rentals are not available in park.  Participants are encouraged to bring a Tin-for-the-Bin in support of Winnipeg Harvest and help feed those in need in Manitoba.

Winter Safari

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Interpretive Workshop

Registration not required.

Beat the winter blues at our annual Winter Safari Event! Family fun activities include guided snowshoe treks, a bonfire and bannock bake, scavenger hunt, bird feeder craft and skijoring demos by Snow Motion Winter Dog Sports Club.  Participants are encouraged to bring a Tin-for-the-Bin in support of Winnipeg Harvest and help feed those in need in Manitoba.

Guided Snowshoe & Bonfire

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Interpretive Workshop

REGISTRATION REQUIREDRegister online here.

Discover life under the snow in the pukak layer on this 1.8 km trek around Nimowin Trail. We’ll explore the aspen-oak forest searching for animal tracks and evidence of winter wildlife. Afterwards, warm-up with hot chocolate and marshmallows around the bonfire!  We’ll provide the snowshoes (or bring your own).  Participants are encouraged to bring a Tin-for-the-Bin in support of Winnipeg Harvest and help feed those in need in Manitoba.

Nature Detectives – Preschool Programs

January 16; February 13; March 13; April 17
Location: Interpretive Workshop

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Please choose either the morning (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) or the afternoon (1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.) session for each day.  Register online here.

Enjoy fun games, crafts, songs and a healthy snack while learning more about the outdoors and discover the animals and plants that call Birds Hill Provincial Park their home. Nature Detectives programs are designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Younger siblings welcome.  Session themes:

  • Burrowing Under - January 16: Explore the mysterious world of burrowing animals and find out who’s hiding under the ground. Look for signs of the pukak layer where some animals live during the winter while walking on part of Nimowin Trail.
  • Tip Top Tails - February 13: Whose tail is this? Find out why animals have different types of tails and what they use them for. Make your own tail and then take it for a walk on part of Nimowin Trail as we look for tracks and tails in the snow.
  • What's the Buzz - March 13: Discover the buzzing world of insects and why they’re so important to our world. Learn how to identify an insect and then come buzzing along on part of Nimowin Trail to look for insect homes in our forest.
  • Bees & Blooms - April 17: How does a flower grow fruit? Investigate where our fruit comes from and how animals play an important role in helping fruit to grow. After a fruity snack, enjoy a guided walk on part of Nimowin Trail as we look for flowers and natural fruits of the forest.
Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Skijoring & Kick Sledding Workshop

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Park Interpretive Centre

REGISTRATION REQUIREDRegister online here.

Skijoring and kick sledding is the perfect sport for the cross-country ski enthusiast with one or two dogs. Bring your skis and your dogs to learn skijoring techniques!  If your dog can pull you on leash down the sidewalk, you can harness that pulling power and have fun outside with your canine best friend. Our guests from Snowmotion Winter Dog Sports Club will provide loaner harnesses, instruction for basic commands and for training at home.  To skijor, your dogs should be over 1 year in age, in good health, and on leash at the workshop.

Cross-country Ski Clinic

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Park Interpretive Centre

REGISTRATION REQUIREDRegister online here.

Have you ever wanted to know how to properly cross-country ski? Or want to brush up on your skills? Bring your skis to the Park Centre to join a certified instructor from the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors to develop your skiing techniques.  Please note ski rentals are not available in the park.

Winter Family Fun Day

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Winter Recreation Area

Registration not required.

Join the Friends of Spruce Woods for skating, skiing, curling, snowshoeing and tobogganing. Enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides from the Spirit Sands Wagon Outfitters for $7/Adult $4/Child. Check out the scavenger hunt, crafts, snow painting and try riding a fat bike!

Don’t forget to bring your skates and toboggans. Skis, snowshoes and fat bikes provided.  Hotdogs, cookies and hot chocolate are all free!

Whiteshell Provincial Park

Guided Snowshoe Adventure

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Pine Point Rapids Trail

REGISTRATION REQUIREDRegister online here.

Snowshoe along with a Park Interpreter as we trek to the scenic Pine Point Rapids. Along the way, discover what makes a Whiteshell winter special. 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.

Skijoring & Kick Sledding Demonstration

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Foresters Footsteps Trail

REGISTRATION REQUIREDRegister online here.

Skijoring and kick sledding is the perfect sport for the cross-country ski enthusiast with one or two dogs. Our guests from Snow Motion Winter Dog Sports Club will demonstrate how to get outside this winter with your furry friends. Stick around afterwards to roast s’mores and warm up with hot chocolate!

Wolf Howl

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here.

Join a Park Interpreter in the chalet at the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes to discover what makes the timber wolf such a unique animal. Then, hike to a secret location to howl for wolves and listen for their haunting calls. Be sure to dress appropriately for the 3 km trek to the howling location.

Guided Snowshoe Adventure

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Pine Point Rapids Trail

REGISTRATION REQUIREDRegister online here.

Snowshoe along with a Park Interpreter as we trek to the scenic Pine Point Rapids. Along the way, discover the basics to outdoor survival. 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.

Fly Tying Workshop

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: West Hawk Lake Fire Hall

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Register online here.

Listen in with our experts from the Manitoba Fly Fishing Association as they introduce you to the art and technique behind tying flies. Then, get ready for fishing season by making some of your very own.

Learn to Ice Fish

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Lyons Lake

REGISTRATION REQUIREDRegister online here.

Discover the fun family activity of ice fishing! Learn the techniques and regulations then head out onto Lyons Lake to a pre-drilled hole. Be sure to bring your rod and tackle to try to catch a trout, raised at the local Whiteshell Fish Hatchery. No fishing licence required!