On the Trail of the Monarch

  • Dates:February 15, 2019 - May 1, 2019 ( Recurring daily )
  • Location:New Iceland Heritage Museum Inc.
  • City:Gimli
  • Times:Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission:$7.00/adults, $6.00/children and seniors, children 6 and under are free
  • Address: 108 - 94 1st Avenue Gimli, MB
  • Phone: 204-642-4001
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  • Region: Interlake

In August 2005, Mexican filmmaker and pilot Francisco Gutiérrez took off in his ultralight aircraft from Montreal to follow the monarch butterflies on their 6,000 km migration from Canada to the mountains of central Mexico, in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the butterflies’ habitat.

In collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum has produced an exhibition from the material recorded by Mr Gutiérrez on his journey aboard the Papalotzin – the nickname of his ultralight aircraft, which means small butterfly in the Aztec language. On the trail of the Monarch Butterfly will be presented at the New Iceland Heritage Museum starting on February 15, 2019. 

On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly features breathtaking photographs taken by Mr Gutiérrez, as well as the 60-minute movie documentary Papalotzin – The Flight of the Monarch Butterfly. A number of educational activities and crafts are also available to help raise awareness to the conservation issues facing Monarch butterflies. The movies will be shown on the odd hours: Monday - Friday: 11:00am, 1:00, 3:00. Saturday and Sunday 1:00 & 3:00pm.

On the Trail of the Monarch
  • 204-642-4001
  • 108 - 94 1st Avenue
  • Gimli, MB