People passionate about nature


Monday, August 12, 2024 to Friday, August 16, 2024

Enjoy some of the darkest nighttime skies in southern Manitoba during the week of the Perseid meteor shower.  We'll learn to navigate the stars, be amazed at the majesty of the Milky Way, view the wonders of the Universe through a telescope, and possibly enjoy some Northern Lights.  During the day we'll explore as far and wide or as close to home as participants desire. Possibilities include hiking, paddling, orienteering, swimming, fishing, and day trips to nearby lakes.

Trip Leaders

Heather Matheson is a former astrophysicist who would much rather be outdoors than in front of a computer. She has been exploring the Mantario area in all seasons for 15 years and looks forward to sharing one of the loveliest places in the world with you.

Gilles Ferrand does research in astrophysics and is excited to explore the Mantario wilderness.