Things to See & Do
Riding Mountain National Park of Canada
Community: Riding Mountain National Park
An island of wilderness nestled in the heart of the prairies awaits you in Riding Mountain National Park. Your first encounter with the park is bound to be love at first sight. The beautiful, quaint townsite of Wasagaming unfolds in front of you. It’s big in charm and rich in history. The original Parks Canada Visitor Centre welcomes you in with its original 1930s rustic design. The friendly interpreters and park staff are pleased to assist you any way you may need them.
Three thousand square kilometres of rugged wilderness beckons you. A trip to the Lake Audy bison enclosure should be in your plans, where over 30 plains bison live. A trip down the Highway 10 parkway allows for prime wildlife viewing, giving you glimpses of the hundreds of species that dwell in our park.
If immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the park is your style, camping is the best way to discover the true feel. Camping options near the townsite of Wasagaming are for all levels of adventurers. Experience the outdoor life in a oTENTik perfect for camping newbies and families who like a little more room. Serviced and unserviced sites are available in the Wasagaming campground as well as in many of the other campgrounds, including Lake Audy, Moon Lake, Whirlpool Lake and Deep Lake. For the avid adventurer, 19 backcountry campsites are located across the park.
For the curious at heart, the park’s extensive trail system is sure to satisfy the quest for adventure within. There are scenic routes located throughout the park for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and birding.