The Pembina Valley Interpretive Centre overlooks the Pembina Valley, a little-known but intensely beautiful place. Open year-round, the Interpretive Centre welcomes 1,500 people each year. Some come alone to experience rest and solitude, others come for picnics and hiking or snowshoeing. Groups of school children delve into hands-on studies of the watershed, forest, and tallgrass prairie in programming offered by A Rocha volunteers. All are welcomed to experience God’s creation.
The centre is a living sanctuary for wildlife and people in Southern Manitoba. The 40 hectares of forest, prairie, and ponds at the centre add to over 1000 hectares of protected land in the Pembina Valley. This combination of protected land and dedicated stewardship activity creates space for the plants and animals of the Pembina Valley to thrive.
The peacefulness, beauty and community of wildlife in this corner of the Pembina Valley make the centre a sanctuary for people too. It is easy to find refreshment and rejuvenation from the stresses of life in such a space. Taking time to retreat and see God’s fingerprints in creation can help fan the flames of wonder, peace, and adoration of God.
With its rich biodiversity and varied landscapes, the centre is also an effective outdoor classroom, able to provide educational programming to school groups and other visitors. Learning about local ecosystems is an important part of developing a passion for the outdoors and concern for creation.
Drop by on Saturdays and Sundays (July to October) for a guided hike! Hikes leave from the trailhead by the Meeting Place:
Saturday at 11:00am & 2:30pm
Sunday at 2:30pm
For bed and breakfast info or to book your luncheon and meeting, please call the Pembina Valley Interpretive Centre: 204.246.2059.
To book your school or homeschool field trip, please call the Pembina Valley Interpretive Centre: 204.246.2059
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