Sunrise Corner’s diverse landscape is rich in birds and wildlife so you can experience nature up close. Where else can you see migrating song birds, eagles, Sandhill cranes, black bears, fox, wild turkeys, gray wolves and porcupine?
Manitoba Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail
Sunrise Corner is home to parts of the Manitoba Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail. From the unique tall grass prairie, to wildlife management areas, to the beautiful Sandilands Provincial Forest, you are sure to see rare and unique wildlife. From Sharp-tailed Grouse and Sandhill cranes, to Pileated Woodpeckers and Boreal Owls – from black bears to foxes – Sunrise Corner is habitat to a plethora of species. Learn more >
Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre
The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre, managed by The Nature Conservancy of Canada, is a beautiful place to learn more about the unique ecosystems and the species at risk in our corner of Manitoba. The centre has an indoor, walk-through display, picnic shelter and a one-kilometer, self-guided walking trail. The centre is open seasonally for tours and events, and year-round for facility rentals. Call (204) 425-8118 for more information. Located east of Stuartburn off PTH 201, just follow the signs for Nature Conservancy down Road 32 East.
Tall Grass Prairie Preserve
Trails through the preserve – the Agassiz Interpretive Trail near Stuartburn, Manitoba and the Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail near Gardenton, Manitoba – are managed by Nature Conservancy of Canada. The entire preserve is open to non-motorized travel and is home to many rare species of flora and fauna.
Rat River Wildlife Management Area
Known locally as ‘Ducks Unlimited’, the wildlife management area one of the largest expanses of water in Sunrise Corner. With a spectacular view and a hiking trail that traverses the ‘lake’, this is the ideal location to watch for birds, have a picnic and spend time in the great outdoors. Access the area from Road 13 North, off Highway 59, near Rosa, Manitoba.
Spur Woods Wildlife Management Area
Located on Highway 201, just east of Menisino, Manitoba near the beautiful Sandilands Provincial Forest, Spur Woods is home to marsh birds, as well as a variety of owls. There are several year-round trails for use, but they are not maintained.