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Brandon is considered by many to be the regional hub of western Manitoba. Pack a picnic lunch, jump in the car and explore the beautiful scenic parks our region has to offer! Head back to the city at the end of the day and plan your next adventure!  

 

Riding Mountain National Park

Located approximately 100km north of Brandon, Riding Mountain National Park is a pocket of wilderness, which contains 3,000km-squared of rugged nature just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or inspiration, Riding Mountain National Park has something to offer everyone. One visit and you’ll quickly realize why it’s considered the jewel of the province.

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Rivers Provincial Park

Made up of 38 hectares of mixed grass prairie, this park is situated by Lake Wahtopanah. The lake, a reservoir created by damming the Little Saskatchewan River, was named after the native word “watopapinah” meaning “canoe people”. The community of Rivers was named after Sir Charles River Wilson, Chairman of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Board of Directors. The park is home to a popular beach and provides ample fishing for pike, walleye and perch.

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Spruce Woods Provincial Park

This park offers a unique sand dune environment where endangered wildlife species such as Western Hognose Snake and Northern Prairie Skinks can be found. Interpretive and hiking trails lead across rolling hills, mixed grass prairie, through white spruce and deciduous forest and to the eerie spring fed ponds of the Devil’s Punchbowl. The park features camping facilities, unsupervised beach, horseback riding trails, interpretive programs and special events throughout the summer. For winter enthusiasts, the park has an extensive system of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile trails as well as an outdoor skating oval, rink and toboggan hill. Interpretive events are held throughout the winter as well.

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Turtle Mountain Provincial Park

A large block of deciduous forest and more than 200 lakes and wetlands straddle the international boundary in Southwest Manitoba. This is in fact the first part of Manitoba to dry after the glaciers receded. Rising 245 metres above the prairie, this rolling terrain is popular amongst avid mountain bike enthusiasts. Its abundant wildlife includes; white-tailed deer, moose, waterfowl, songbirds and its namesake Western Painted Turtles. The park offers a wealth of recreational activities from skiing, skating, tobogganing and snowmobiling in the winter. Hiking, cycling and canoeing in the summer.

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William Lake Provincial Park

William Lake Provincial Park is located to the east of Turtle Mountain Provincial Park. A challenging yet rewarding hike up the Turtle’s Back Trail provides you with a spectacular panoramic view of Southwest Manitoba. It passes through Turtle Mountain Community Pasture, which offers you a glimpse at where livestock roam and graze. The lake is well-liked by windsurfing enthusiasts because of its round shape, clear water and gas-motor restrictions. It is stocked with Brown Trout making it a favourite for anglers. There is also a swimming and beach area.

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