Education & Interpretation

Manitoba’s provincial parks provide dramatic settings to learn and discover the natural wonders, heritage and cultural stories of Manitoba. Make memories to last a lifetime as you explore unique landscapes, paddle around a wetland, walk through the past on a historic site tour, enjoy the ambiance of a campfire, learn new skills at an outdoor workshop and more.

Our Park Interpreters connect you with our sites, stories and landscapes in parks. Interpreters are trained to engage you in dialogue and spark inspiration to care for the special places in our parks. We believe that through learning and discovering comes understanding, appreciation and protection of our parks, so they can be enjoyed for generations to come.

 

Public Programs, Workshops & Events

Park Interpreters lead guided hikes, living history demonstrations, kayak outings, historic site tours, special events, campfire talks, and much more.

Programs are available year-round at Birds Hill, Spruce Woods and Whiteshell provincial parks. During the summer season, programs are also available at Grand Beach, Hecla/Grindstone, St. Malo and St. Norbert.

To find upcoming guided experiences, workshops and illustrated talks at a park near you, along with online webinars and virtual programs, check our Events page.

School Programs

Teachers, are you looking for a way to bring your lessons to life? Take your students to a provincial park for an opportunity to follow in the steps of history or experience science in action, or connect with us virtually for a remote experience!

Park Interpreters deliver programming on cultural history, ecology and flora and fauna study, as well as outdoor skills. Programs are often multi-disciplinary and tied directly into Manitoba Education curriculum learning outcomes.

Learn more about our free programs for schools here.

Group Tours

Park Interpreters can offer guided experiences, site tours and special programming to organized tour groups and organizations. Group leaders can email us for more information.

Activity Booklets

Would you like to become a Nature Detective, Junior Naturalist and a Park Explorer? It's easy – just work on the activities in these booklets and return to us.

Manitoba Parks will make you an official Junior Naturalist, Park Explorer or Nature Detective with an official pin. On the back page of each booklet you will find a place to check off everything you do.

Teachers and group leaders email us for classroom sets of these booklets.



Nature Detectives Nature Detectives
Ages 3 - 5
Manitoba Parks
Junior Naturalists Junior Naturalists
Ages 6 - 9
Manitoba Parks
Parcs Manitoba (en français)
Birds Hill
Grand Beach
Hecla/Grindstone
Spruce Woods
Whiteshell
Park Explorers Park Explorers
Ages 10 - 12
Manitoba Parks
Birds Hill
Grand Beach
Hecla/Grindstone
Spruce Woods
Whiteshell
Passport to Adventure Program

Pick up your Passport to Adventure booklet and explore Manitoba’s provincial parks!

As you and your family visit each of the participating parks, collect a stamp in your passport book from park staff at a park office. Once you have visited 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 parks, return your passport for recognition. Your passport will be returned to you along with a pin for each level you complete. There is no time limit to complete the program.

Adventure Program pins

Can’t access staff for your stamp? Send us a photo of yourself in front of the park sign or distinct landmark within the park and send it in with your passport. We’ll stamp your book for you.

Passport booklets can be picked up at a campground office or visitor centre in one of the participating locations, and staff will be happy to give you your first stamp. You can also email us to request a passport booklet be mailed to you.

Passport Image

 

Contact Us:
Manitoba Parks
Interpretation Unit
200 saulteaux Crecent
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3J 3W3
ParkInterpretation@gov.mb.ca
1-800-214-6497