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Pembina Valley Park Hike / LaRiviere Fish Fry

This exceptionally fine trail serves up panoramic valley views. It crosses boulder-filled creeks and winds up and down steep valley walls through dense aspen and oak forest and out onto the broad expanse of magnificent Deer Meadow.

hike length - 6.5 km loop

hike difficulty - moderate (a few steep climbs)

Club members* pay $5. / Non-club members pay $15.(Event fees will be collected at the beginning of the event)

This is our only park in the Pembina Hills and its creation in 2001 helped Manitoba expand its network of protected areas. Although relatively small in size, Pembina Valley Park is still very important in that it links the Pembina Valley WMAs and the Pembina Valley Camp. These three parcels of land combine to form one large habitat area for the wildlife and plants that live there. Because farmland and towns cover much of southern Manitoba, the value of these natural lands holds even greater significance.

ancient history - As you look out over this wide valley, you may be struck by an apparent discrepancy. How was this massive valley formed by such a narrow trickle of water? The answer goes back thousands of years to when the earth began to warm after the last Ice Age and melting glaciers produced  enormous torrents of raging water.  An ancient river that was miles wide cut out the valley walls you see before you.

recent history - Special credit for his critical role in the establishment of this park must go to one individual. Henry Martens bought up this land with the aim of sharing his beautiful Pembina Valley with the rest of the world. For years, Martens had a vision of creating the ‘Eureka Valley Interpretive Centre’  and using his own equipment, he cut a network of trails.

* Participants who have a current $25. annual Prairie Pathfinder walking club membership are eligible for the discount event price of $5.

Following the hike we can drive a few extra km to the pretty town of La Riviere for their COMMUNITY FISH FRY (4-6pm)
It's an 'all you can eat' mouth-watering fried pickerel and all the trimmings at Blair Morrison Hall.  $13 - $14 (cash only)  Proceeds to LaRiviere & Community Recreation Centre's operating fund.

Directions to Pembina Valley Park: From Winnipeg: Go South West on Highway #3 (from the southwest corner of the perimeter highway) to Carmen, MB. Go south on #3 to Morden/Winkler. Go west on #3 to Highway #31. Turn south on Highway #31 to Provincial Road #201. Turn East on Provincial Road #201 and follow the signs to the park.

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  • Helen W.

    Thank you, to Wendy for the great weather, Rob my eating companion, Leone my hiking bud and to all the genuinely nice people who were there to ice the cake.

    June 2, 2014

  • Linda H.

    As usual a great hike followed by a great meal. Thanks to all our organizers.

    June 1, 2014

  • Jo-Anne R.

    Fantastic, challenging hike. The fish fry supper was delicious!!

    June 1, 2014

  • susan l.

    I accidently signed up for two meet ups on Sunday June 1st. I guess I went overboard but I can't be in two places at once so i have to go with my other meet up. See you next time.

    May 31, 2014

  • Leone B.

    Park passes also available at CAA service centres and MPI service centres

    May 30, 2014

  • Sandra S.

    Hi Wendy,
    Where can I get a vehicle pass for the park?

    May 30, 2014

    • Wendy W.

      You can buy a park pass at most business locations that sell fishing and hunting licences. Canadian Tire is a good bet.

      May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, if anyone needs a last minute ride, I have room for 2 people in my car.

    May 30, 2014

  • Amy

    I am interested in the hike too if someone can offer me a ride as a paying passenger.
    I live in the St. James area near to Polo Park section.
    [masked]

    May 26, 2014

  • Janice H.

    anyone interested in car pooling to this hike?

    May 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Janice, are you still looking for a carpool? If so, and if you are interested in the fish fry afterwards, there's a spot open with us!

      May 22, 2014

  • Barbara H.

    THANKS Janice. I have already found a ride for this hike. I hope to meet you at the hike. See you then

    May 6, 2014

  • Janice H.

    Hi Clarice My phone number is[masked]-0388. i am interested in sharing the cost of transportation to and from the Pembina Valley hike on June 1, 2014

    April 28, 2014

  • Clarice O.

    Super. Here is my phone no. give me a call. Should I be out leave a message and I will get back to you.
    [masked]

    April 11, 2014

  • Clarice O.

    Hi Janice, I am going to the Pembina hike and fish fry. Would like to car pool with you

    April 11, 2014

  • Janice H.

    I would also like to car pool with someone going to the Pembina Valley Hike and Fiah Fry

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to go to the hike & fish fry. Is anyone else interested in going to both and carpooling to share on gas costs?

    April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, Laura I am going to both and willing to carpool with you and share cost.

      April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great!

      April 8, 2014

  • Barbara H.

    Laura I am also going to both and would like to carpool with you and share cost

    April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome, I'll send you an email.

      April 8, 2014

  • Barbara H.

    Is there anyone that I can car pool with to get to this hike?
    Thanks

    April 6, 2014

  • Sandra S.

    Looking forward to this one too!

    March 20, 2014

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