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Located approximately 100 km north of Brandon, Riding Mountain National Park is a pocket of wilderness, which contains 3,000 km2 of rugged nature just waiting to be explored.

 

Riding Mountain National Park is one of only five national parks that has a resort town site.  Although small in size, the picturesque town of Wasagaming is big in charm and character.  Wasagaming is located along the shore of Clear Lake, a town which bustles on busy summer days, is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, beach, golf course, boat rentals and tours to name a few.  Music, picnics and special events are also always taking place.  The original Parks Canada Visitor Centre remains, built in the Rustic Design tradition of the 1930s, reminding us of the early days of Canada's national parks system.  The aesthetic can also be seen in the East Gate Registration Complex National Historic Site on the Eastern side of the park.

 

Wildlife is abundant in Riding Mountain National Park, and by simply driving through the park you are likely to spot a variety of species from black bear, elk, moose, and lynx all call the park home.  Only a short drive away from Wasagaming you can go on your own Canadian safari to Lake Audy where approximately 30 bison live in an enclosure.

 

Camping is the best way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the park, and Riding Mountain has an array of camping options that are sure to fit anyone's needs.  Wasagaming Campground features over 400 serviced and unserviced sites and is a short walk from town  Riding Mountain National Park has also introduced the Parks Canada oTENTik to the Wasagaming Campground - the ultimate camping experience with all the comfort of home.  The oTENTik is a spacious wood and canvas framed structure exclusive to Parks Canada that sleeps up to six people.  The outdoor lodgings come complete with a table and seating for six people, deck, picnic table, barbecue, fire pit and wood stove for those cold nights.  All that's needed on this hassle-free holiday are sleeping bags, food and cooking utensils.  In addition to the oTENTiks in Wasagaming Campground, there is a yurt for rent that accommodates five people. 

 

The park has four other unserviced front country campgrounds suitable for RVs and tents on Lake Audy, Moon Lake, Whilrpool Lake and Deep Lake.  Groups can enjoy one of three group camping options that are ideal for family reunions, birthdays, weddings or any special event.  Finally, for those seeking challenging yet rewarding experience, Riding Mountain National Park has 19 backcountry campsites located around the park on maintained trails.

 

Becoming one with nature is easy in Riding Mountain National Park and with over 400km of trails there is always something new to discover.  The trail system offers scenice routes for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and birding.  The Gorge Creek is a visitor favourite, featuring a natural transition from white spruce forest to harwood-lined streams and awe-inspiring vistas at the edge of the Manitoba Escarpment. 

 

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.  Start planning your visit today!

 

For more information please call 204-848-PARK (7275) or visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/riding or www.discoverclearlake.com  

 

 

The City of Brandon
Brandon Tourism
Riverbank Discovery Centre
1-545 Conservation Dr.
Brandon, MB, R7A 7L8
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