Fast water pushes through rivers rich with birds, wildlife and cultural history spoken in their names – Bloodvein, Manigotagan, Pigeon, Seal. Rugged granite cliffs striped with pink quartzite tower over still water lakes that dot the landscape. Soft white sand beaches stretch along the shore of massive Lake Winnipeg, the size off an inland sea. Birds, and people, flock to eastern Manitoba for these wild forests, sand dunes and water
Add to your Mantioba Birding Adventure
Round out your birding activities in Eastern Manitoba with a few diversions. Here are a hanful of ideas to get you started:
- Uncover Manitoba’s strong Icelandic connections in Hecla Village and the nearby town of Gimli’s New Iceland Heritage Museum. Turn Viking in August during Islendingadagurinn, also know as the more pronounceable Icelandic Festival of Manitoba.
- Slither over to the Narcisse snake dens in spring to witness tens of thousands of garter snakes engage in the annual mating frenzy.
- Pay a respectful visit to the Bannock Point Petroforms, an important spiritual place for the Anishinabe and other First Nations people. See how the stones laid out on the bedrock take the shapes of turtles, snakes and geometric designs.
- Visit centuries past in Steinbach’s Mennonite Heritage Village to experience the traditional life of Manitoba’s Mennonites.
- Wander through Big Bluestem grases while watching for the Western Fringed Orchid or the endangered Small White Lady’s Slipper in Manitoba’s Tall Grass Prairie Preserve.
A wide variety of trails and landscape provide plenty of opportunity to see Manitoba’s birds.
Over sixty different species of birds, all located near great accommodations.
A true wilderness birding experience! Spot local birds while surrounded by over 700 lakes.
Trek a section of the Trans-Canada Trail, checking birds off your list along the way.
Home to some of Manitoba’s best hiking and birding trails.