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.
- TOWN/CITY: Turtle Mountain Provincial Park
- PHONE: 204-534-2028
- Reservations: 1-800-482-2267