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Nature & animals

Learn about animals and nature in a setting that's comfortable and safe for all (animals included!). Just be sure to check with the organization before you go, as hours may vary by day or season. 

Nature & animal sanctuaries


Riverbank Discovery Centre

545 Conservation Dr., Brandon

Walk along the trails to see animals such as deer, beaver, foxes and birds in their natural habitat, or see the plant life, ducks and other animals that call the interpretive pond home.

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Kismet Creek Farm

28134 Rd. 35E, Steinbach

Many of the animals at Kismet Creek Farm were rescued from livestock auctions or donated by commercial farms. ​See the website for FAQs and to help prepare for your visit. 

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Oak Hammock Marsh

1 Snow Goose Bay on Hwy. 220, Stonewall

View wildlife year-round in a natural setting with walking paths, an interpretive centre and kiosks, and more. Take a guided canoe excursion in summer or snowshoe in winter.

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Parks & trails


Beaudry Provincial Park

MB-241, Springstein

A beautiful site for walking, hiking, biking or cross-country skiing, Beaudry Park is home to tall-grass prairie, white-tailed deer, birds, raccoons and beaver. 

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Birds' Hill Provincial Park

Hwy 59, Oakbank

Visit the beach or hike the trails (Prairie Winds and Bur Oak are family favourites) in the warmer months and enjoy snowmobiling or cross-country skiing when the snow falls.

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Stonewall Quarry Park

166 Main St., Stonewall

Take in the walking trails in the summer and the tobogganing hills in the winter, or the Interpretive Centre year round.

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Assiniboine Forest

Between Chalfont Ave. & Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

A quiet escape from the city, Assiniboine Forest is located in the Charleswood area. Wander the trails, look for white-tailed deer and other animals, birds and rare plants.​

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Assiniboine Park

55 Pavilion Cres., Winnipeg

Check out the Nature Playground and duck pond or walk or bike along the paved trails from spring to fall, and toboggan or skate in the winter.

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650 Shorehill Dr,, Winnipeg

This urban forest is home to several trails, animals and wood spirit carvings that will be a point of interest for the whole family.

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Bunn's Creek Centennial Park

365 McIvor Ave., Winnipeg

Kids will love the playground and the trails (with climbing structures along the way!), along with the toboggan slide and skating rink in the winter. 

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Fraser's Grove Park

85 Fraser's Grove, Winnipeg

A hidden gem bordering the Red River, Fraser's Grove Park has a playground and toboggan slide - plus a scenic river walk through the hills and trees.

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Kildonan Park

2015 Main St., Winnipeg

Check out the duck pond, gardens, walking trails, playgrounds, pool and splash pad in the summer, and enjoy skating in the winter months. 

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La Barriere Park

4403 Waverley St., Winnipeg

This scenic park has a footbridge, walking and cross-country ski trails, barbecue pits and picnic shelters, so you can spend the day whether in summer or winter.

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St. Vital Park

190 River Rd., Winnipeg

Located along the Red River, this park has a boat launch, duck pond, playground and walking trails for the warmer months, as well as cross-country ski trails and skating in the winter.

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