Watchable Wildlife Manitoba

Pembina Valley Provincial Park


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

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, covered with aspen-oak forest interspersed with native prairie.

Spring is spectacular for raptor migration— watch hundreds of hawks and eagles soaring by 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. The trees are alive with warblers during their migration in early May. A year-round resident is the Wild Turkey, able to survive our harsh winters on the sunny slopes of the Pembina Valley.

There are many trails (PDF) in the park. Some are challenging and take you down to the valley floor. All provide great opportunities to look for wildlife.

Note: The park is closed during raptor migration in March and April. It reopens in May usually after the raptor and warbler migration.

Don’t Miss

  • Wildlife viewing tower at Panorama Point on the Pembina Rim Trail or the foot bridge on Porcupine Ridges Trail.

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.

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 Sustainable Development office or any other Sustainable Development office or provincial park.

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