What We Do
A Legacy of Impact
Our vision is to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild — forever. We focus on protecting many important areas of Canada's wilderness.
Canada has pledged to protect at least 25% of our lands and terrestrial waters by the end of 2025 and 30% by 2030. Some 12.5% of Canada’s lands and inland waters were protected in 2020, up from 10.6% in 2016.
CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg: nearly 26,000 square kilometers.
CPAWS has been protecting our Canadian Wilderness since 1963. The Manitoba chapter was founded in 1991.
Manitoba has 92 provincial parks and has protected 71,561 sq. km. That's 11% of our province. We’re ranked 7th out of 13 provinces & territories for the percentage of lands and waters protected.
Stay in the Loop
Explore the beauty of Manitoba's Interlake and learn about the lands and water with a free treasure hunt app that's fun for the whole family.
Connecting Manitobans to Nature
Lunch and Learn Webinars
Get inspired to explore nature through free webinars hosted by local experts on birding, the northern lights, nature photography and more.
Protect Hudson Bay
Hudson Bay is losing ice faster than any other part of the Arctic. That doesn’t just make it harder for polar bears to hunt. It also means there are more ships in Canada’s great inland sea.
Tell the Prime Minister it is past time to get moving on the stalled Western Hudson Bay National Marine Conservation Area.