Natural Wonders

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) (Throughout the North)

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are a truly breathtaking sight. The phenomenon is named for the Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas, the greek name for the north wind. Appearing in shades of white, blue and green, and sometimes red, the aurora put on their celestial light show much to the delight of their earthbound observers. Displays can last from just a few minutes, to an hour or more. There's no predicting how the show will play out either, as the movements and intensity of the aurora vary greatly from one appearance to the next. Best viewing times are March to April, and September to October. Simply find a dark viewing spot away from the distraction of town lights and look to the north!


Kwasitchewan Falls (Wabowden)

Manitoba Star Attraction

Kwasitchewan Falls is the highest waterfall in Manitoba. It is accessible via a 22 km (13.2 mile) return hiking trail from Pisew Falls. Backcountry campsites are available at the far end of the trail loop.

Location:
Located between Wabowden and Thompson on PTH6.


Pisew Falls (Wabowden)

Manitoba Star Attraction

Pisew Falls
Located on the Grass River, Pisew Falls has a vertical drop of 13 metres (42.7 feet). The falls can be viewed from an observation platform, and a short 0.5 km (0.3 mile) hike leads to the Rotary Bridge which crosses the Grass River just below the falls. The bridge provides access to a trail which leads to the top of the falls.

Location:
Located between Wabowden and Thompson on PTH6.