Bird River Paddle for Protection 2021

Saturday, September 25, 2021 8:00am - Sunday, September 26, 2021 5:30pm
Lower Bird River

Join the Wilderness Committee and members of Sagkeeng First Nation on World Rivers Day as we paddle and tell stories of the river, the risks, and the future of this wild waterway. 

Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 9. Canoe rentals including life jackets and paddles are $10 per person.

  • Who: Anyone who can paddle, including families and kids.
  • What: A paddling day trip with lunch included and a chat about protecting our water.
  • Where: The lower Bird River about 1.5 hours northeast of Winnipeg.
  • When: You can register for Saturday the 25th, Sunday the 26th, or both! Each day trip will leave the city at about 8:00AM and return at about 5:30PM.
  • Why: It’s World Rivers Day! The lower Bird River is under threat and needs our help to stay healthy.

People in colorful rain jackets launch canoes on a lush green bank.The lower Bird River, in Sagkeeng First Nation territory, has been at risk from mining activity and mineral exploration for years. We need to put protections in place for all of our waterways and preserving the lower Bird River according to the wishes of Sagkeeng First Nation is a step forward in that work.

Experiencing the wild beauty of the intact nature along the lower Bird is the best way to become an advocate for it’s continued protection.

Please note:

  • Masks must be worn in vehicles and when in close proximity to others.
  • Hot soup and drink will be served alongside pre-packaged lunch snacks
  • Carpooling from Winnipeg is available to individuals with proof of vaccination. 

Register below, because this event always fills up fast!