Travel Manitoba eNews - September 2013
By the middle of September to the middle of October, thousands upon thousands of migrating birds and geese will make their way through Manitoba to their winter homes in the southern parts of the U.S, Mexico, Central and South America. Along the way, these flocks will stop for food and rest, offering the perfect opportunity for you to bid them bon voyage.
Oak Hammock Marsh celebrates the migration season with special events, including Fall Migration Dinners on September 24 and 26. Enjoy a three-course meal, followed by a sunset fly-out by the geese and ducks. The Marsh’s Migration Festival (September 28 and 29) takes place during what is traditionally one of the best times during the fall migration to see and hear this spectacular natural event.
Four orphaned goslings are the reason the Alf Hole Goose Sanctuary in Whiteshell Provincial Park exists. The modernized interpretive building presents the story of the sanctuary, plus the biology of Canada geese and plenty of opportunities to view hundreds of migrating geese up-close. The sanctuary is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Thanksgiving.