Outdoor Programs > Boreal Woods



Outdoor Classroom programs at the Boreal Woods Nature Centre are held in the southern edge of the boreal forest near the Grand Beach area of Lake Winnipeg, about an hour from Winnipeg.

The site includes a classroom and dining facility for large classes. Besides various trails that access diverse areas of the forest with native plants, trees, mosses, lichens and fungi, the Manitoba Model Forest Demonstration Trail winds through the property highlighting forest sustainability and management.


Teachers and chaperones attend free. Find our map or
check the Curriculum Links.

To Book:

Call Mike James



Or Email


Programs at the Forest

Half Day, Full Day, Overnight and Multi Day Adventures

Spring, Fall & Winter Options Can Include:

  • School Curriculum-related Field Trips (Grades K-12)

  • Girl Guides, Brownies, Scouts, Cubs Merit Badges
    and Outdoor Programs

  • Envirothon Trail Testing Practice

  • Instructional Tours of the Manitoba Model Forest Demonstration Trail

  • Ecological Studies of Lake Winnipeg

  • Snow Ecology

  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Biomonitoring

Prices vary according to activity and length of stay. Contact us for details. Minimum field trip charge = $10 per student/day.

Ecotourism Activities

  • Hiking/Biking the North Star Trail

  • Visiting a Brokenhead Ecological Reserve (boardwalk in a fen)

  • Birding the Grand Beach Area

  • Snowshoeing

  • Outdoor Camping

  • Interpreting Ecosystems in Manitoba

  • EAL/Outdoor Adventure Combination

  • Feng Shui in the Garden Workshops

  • Non-Timber Forest Workshops (teas, salves, etc)

  • Workshop Available - Harvesting Wild Foods from the Forest

Ask us about other activities at the Boreal Woods Nature Centre. We have hosted meetings and events for a range of groups.