26 Outdoor Adventures for All Ages: Activities for Family Gatherings

Kevin Penner

26 Outdoor Adventures for All Ages: Activities for Family Gatherings

26 Outdoor Adventures for All Ages: Activities for Family Gatherings

When it comes to family gatherings, finding activities that cater to all ages can be a challenge. However, the great outdoors offers a wide array of adventures that are perfect for bringing families of different generations together. In this guide, we'll explore outdoor activities that we do here at Wildernes Edge, one hour from Winnipeg, that are suitable for family gatherings, ensuring everyone has a memorable and enjoyable time.

1. Canoes: Embark on a serene adventure by exploring the pristine natural beauty of Whiteshell Park in our full-seater canoes. Paddle along the tranquil waters surrounded by lush forests, providing a peaceful and immersive outdoor experience for all ages.

Madison leads our Paint Night and afternoon craft sessions

2. Ladies Paint Night: Unleash your inner artist during our Ladies Paint Night. Whether you want to get a little messy or simply relax and express your creativity, this event offers a unique opportunity to create beautiful artwork on canvas while bonding with your family.

3. Wilderness Edge Marina: Our marina provides a gateway to a variety of water-based activities, including canoeing and boating. It's the perfect place to launch your aquatic adventures, all located on our property.

Dual Volleyball and Due Horseshoe pits

4. Dual Volleyball courts: Challenge your family and friends to some friendly competition at our fully equipped volleyball courts. It's an excellent way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors while fostering a sense of camaraderie.

Water Tubing at Old Pinawa Dam

5. Tubing and Rafting on the Pinawa Channel: Float in the refreshing waters of the Pinawa Channel with tubing and rafting adventures. It's a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty of the area while having an exhilarating and fun-filled day. We have 120 tubes and 26 Rafts in our inventory. Ask about our free tube offer for overnight guests!

6. Paddleboard Lessons: If you're new to paddleboarding, don't worry! Our team of trained professionals offers lessons to get you started. It's a great way to explore the waters and develop a new skill.

s'mores done to perfection

7. Firepit with S’mores: Wind down your day by gathering around the fireside. Cozy up by one of our dozen firepits and enjoy the delightful combination of marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers with s'mores provided by our kitchen, creating lasting memories in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

8. Dual Horseshoe Pits: Test your aim and precision with a game of horseshoes. Set up a friendly competition with your family or friends and see who can land the horseshoes closest to the target, all while enjoying the beautiful outdoor surroundings.

9. Pinawa 18 Hole Golf with Cart: For those who love golf, an 18-hole course with cart rentals is conveniently located just three blocks away, offering a leisure activity that requires minimal coordination.

10. Pinawa Suspension Bridge: The Swinging Bridge above the serene Pinawa Channel offers an exhilarating journey with breathtaking views of lush forests and sparkling waters.

11. Pinawa Heritage Sundial: The Pinawa Heritage Sundial, constructed to commemorate the new millennium with diverse themes, graces a tranquil spot near the marina in Pinawa, offering views of the Winnipeg River.

12. Bannock Point Petroforms: Petroforms, including figures of turtles, snakes, humans, and abstract patterns on bedrock, are believed by Anishinabe and other First Nations to hold ancient teachings and healing powers for visitors to this site.

Transcanada Trail right on Wilderness Edge property

13. Transcanada Trail located right on our property: Pinawa's Trans Canada Trail section winds through forests, granite ridges, and beaver dams, featuring the Pinawa Channel Heritage Walk, Ironwood Trail, and Alice Chambers Trail from the Pinawa Dam Provincial Park to the Seven Sisters Generating Station.

14. Old Pinawa Dam: About a 12 minute drive, sitting on the Winnipeg River, Pinawa Dam, Manitoba's inaugural hydro-electric generating station, now resides within the historic Old Pinawa Dam Park, offering walking paths and opportunities for rapids surfing in its turbid waters. (Make sure you have a 1 day, weekend or year Manitoba Provincial Park Pass)

15. Hoopla Island: Challenge your balance, coordination, and teamwork while tackling an exciting floating obstacle course in the picturesque waters of Pinawa. (Make sure to book onine through the Hoopla website days or even weeks prior to coming out)

16. Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary: Remember to bring binoculars for a 2.5 km self-guided trail around Goose Pond to observe wildlife, or relax and enjoy the sights and sounds from our viewing area.

17. Wolf Howl Hikes: Hike along with a Park Interpreter as we trek the 2.5 km trail around the Goose Pond and howl for wolves.

18. UFO Guided Hikes: Participate in a guided hike with a Park Interpreter on the 2.2 km Falcon Creek Trail while learning about the intriguing Falcon Lake UFO incident of 1967.

19. Voyageur Bannock Bake: Explore the rich history and cultural significance of bannock, a vital bread for voyageurs and Indigenous communities, and have the opportunity to bake your own over a campfire with all the necessary ingredients provided.

20. Nature Scavenger Hunt: A nature scavenger hunt is an excellent way to engage family members of all ages in an outdoor adventure. Create a list of items to find or natural phenomena to observe, such as a certain type of leaf, a bird's nest, or a beautiful sunset. Provide each participant with a checklist, and watch as they explore the natural surroundings in search of these treasures.

21. Picnic in the Park: A classic family gathering activity, a picnic in the park allows everyone to relax and enjoy delicious food together. Bring along a variety of snacks, sandwiches, and drinks to suit all tastes. Set up a picnic area with blankets, cushions, and comfortable seating to ensure everyone's comfort.

Ice fishing or Fishing in Summer... there are always fish to be caught

22. Fishing Excursion: Fishing is a timeless outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Find a serene fishing spot near a lake or river and bring fishing gear for everyone. Teach the younger ones the art of angling, while the seasoned fishermen in the family can share their expertise.

23. Outdoor Games Tournament: Organize an outdoor games tournament with a mix of classic games like sack races, tug-of-war, and three-legged races. These lighthearted competitions provide endless entertainment and allow family members of all ages to participate.

Winter Village with heated tents and snowshoe tours!

24. Winter Village with Campfire and S'mores: A campfire is a quintessential outdoor activity that brings families closer together. Gather around the fire, share stories, and roast marshmallows to make delicious s'mores. It's a simple yet heartwarming experience that everyone can appreciate.

See the milkyway

25. Stargazing Night: Pick a clear night for stargazing and introduce your family to the wonders of the night sky. Set up telescopes or simply lie on blankets and gaze at the stars. Point out constellations and share stories from mythology for a truly magical experience.

26. Nature Crafts Workshop: Engage family members' creativity by hosting a nature crafts workshop. Collect natural materials like leaves, pinecones, and rocks, and encourage everyone to create artwork or decorative items inspired by the surroundings. It's a hands-on activity that allows for self-expression and bonding.

Incorporating these outdoor adventures into your family gathering will ensure that everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, has a fantastic time. The key is to create a balanced mix of activities that cater to various interests and physical abilities while fostering a sense of togetherness and appreciation for the great outdoors. So, start planning your next family adventure in nature today!

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One hour from Winnipeg

Located in Pinawa, East Whiteshell Provincial Park


25+ outdoor activities

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