Popular Activities

Set amid an astonishing scenery only 1-hour South of Winnipeg, the Oroseau Rapids Park/Parc des Rapides is a group camping area as well as a user-initiated natural adventure park that offers a wide variety of recreational activities.

Campers and visitors can partake in many popular activities including swimming, hiking, biking and relaxing by the river. Groups can also kayak, canoe or go tubing provided they bring their own equipment (depending on the water levels).

Popular activities include:

  • Biking / Hiking / Walking the Crow Wing Trail

  • Canoeing / Kayaking/ Rafting *

  • Tubing  / Swimming

  • Field Sports / Team building

  • Orienteering / GPS / Geocaching*

  • Winter sports (X-Country skiing, Snowshoeing, Tobogganing ,Pond skating)

 

We also offer popular workshops in the Métis history of the area along with finger weaving sashes. The valley lends itself well to  plant identification and clear night skies offer conversations in astronomy. Contact us for information on how we can tailor your workshop for a unique on-site experience activity.

 

Enjoy nature at its best as you explore all that the area has to offer. Five kilometers of nature trails surround a 2-hectare field next to the water while additional trails link the main property to more rapids and a larger field. Local activities include walking sections of the Crow Wing Trail (part of the Trans-Canada Trail), touring the province’s oldest swinging bridge, visiting an ancient aboriginal site or picnicking at the Gardenton Tall Grass Prairie Reserve.

 

*Some activities vary on water levels and/or require advance planning.

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Water Sports

Tubing, canoeing, rafting and kayaking are popular activities due to the river's dramatic drop in elevation (1 meter per kilometer) on the Oroseau property. Swimming is also popular, especially mid-summer when the temperature is hot and water levels are lower.

Water sport enthusiasts must prepare according to their activity. Items such as flotation devises, canoes, kayaks or tubes are not rented or provided. Users must bring the equipment necessary to their activity.

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Connect with Nature

Oroseau is a great place to connect with nature, rejuvenate your spirits and better appreciate the environment. It is a secluded, quiet paradise perfect for nature lovers wishing to observe local flora and fauna at its best. Our pristine setting is also ideal for photographers, writers and painters looking for inspiration from a natural environment.

Visitors should bring their cameras, GPS, binoculars and even telescopes due to the numerous opportunities to see young deer feeding, owls nesting, wildflowers, constellations and much, much more.

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Sports & Team Building

Oroseau is a popular site for sport games and teambuilding activities. A 2-hectare field allows users to play many popular activities such as Soccer, Baseball, Ultimate, Football or any sport requiring a large area. A natural, un-groomed 15-hectare site is also available.

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Hunting & Fishing

With an advance booking, visitors are allowed to hunt or fish during the appropriate game seasons. The area's woodlands attract deer, bear, coyote, grouse and wild turkey while the river's sand and gravel beds are home to a wide variety of fish including walleye, goldeye and catfish.

Hunters and fishermen must bring their own gear and will be required to show (and carry) proper licenses.

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Local Attractions

  • St. Malo Provincial Park

  • St. Malo Grotto / Maison-Chapelle

  • Crow Wing Trail / Trans-Canada Trail

  • Manitoba's oldest swinging bridge

  • Tall Grass Prairie Preserve / Rosa Preserve

  • Ukrainian Museum

  • Bison Farm

  • Three Fires Ceremonial Grounds

  • Wounded Warrior Rock

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Guided Motor Sports

The site's extensive trail system and varying landscape is popular with recreational vehicle enthusiasts. The use of all-terrain vehicles and skidoos is permitted under supervised / guided conditions. Advance booking is required.

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