Lang's Crossing (Dunrea)
A popular spot for swimming, hiking and horseback riding trails, birdwatching and wildlife viewing.
Dusty Mile Outfitters (Glenboro)
Ride a pony! For kids 12 and under. Equestrian campging is available! A great place for those horse lovers who like to camp with their horses. Due to the high cost of insurance and extensive rules horseback trail rides are no longer available.
Hamiota Municipal Park (Hamiota)
Established in 1967 as part of Canada’s centennial celebrations, it is home to seven ball diamonds, an outdoor equestrian arena, horse and cattle barns, soccer pitch, beach volleyball, children’s playground, serviced campground, Hamiota Municipal Museum and the Hamiota Aquatic Centre. Conveniently located next to the Hamiota & District Sports Complex and the Hamiota Golf Course, the park is the host location of a variety of events on an annual basis.
Riding Mountain National Park (Riding Mountain National Park)
Since Riding Mountain National Park was first declared a forest reserve in 1895, people have recognized the scenic beauty of the area, the importance of habitat for wildlife, and the potential for recreation and relaxation.
Riding Mountain National Park is where eastern, western and northern Canada meet to create a unique and majestic 3,000 sq km environment of towering white spruce, hardwood forests and prairie grasslands. It is home to some of North America’s largest elk, moose and black bears. The park offers unique experiences for families, photographers, birders and wildlife enthusiasts.
Wasagaming, the parks historic town located on the shores of Clear Lake, offers a full range of visitor services and events. Wasagaming offers a great selection of accommodations, a visitor centre, boat rentals, a great beach experience, restaurants and shopping to name just a few.
Campgrounds can be found throughout the park. There are endless opportunities for recreation in Riding Mountain. A extensive trail system offers scenic routes for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and birding. Over 400 km of hiking, biking and horseback trails and 260 km of cross-country ski trails are available. A small bison herd and exhibit is kept at Lake Audy, viewing is best in the morning or evening. Riding Mountain is a must for those looking for that family getaway.
Spruce Woods Provincial Park (Spruce Woods Provincial Park)
A unique desert-like environment in Manitoba where wildlife species such as western plains hognose snake and northern prairie skink can be found. Interpretive and hiking trails lead across rolling hills, mixedgrass prairie, through white spruce and deciduous forest, and to the eerie springfed ponds of the Devil’s Punchbowl.
The park features camping facilities, unsupervised beach, many kilometers of hiking, cycling, horseback riding trails, interpretive programs and special events throughout the summer. For winter enthusiasts, the park has an extensive system of crosscountry ski and snowmobile trails, as well as an outdoor skating oval, rink and toboggan hill. For more information, contact the Services Centre.
Turtle Mountain Provincial Park (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, to hiking, horseback riding, cycling and canoeing in the summer. For more information, contact Manitoba Conservation in Boissevain.
Pine Castle Equestrian Centre (Waskada)
Offers English and western riding lessons and clinics. Boarding, arena and viewing lounge.