Riding Mountain National Park

Parks/Nature Details

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.

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