Yellow goldenrods sway in prairie meadows and a gentle breeze blows through the aspen. Black bears pad along boreal trails and the piercing sound of elk bugling echoes around the forest. Visit Grey Owl’s historic cabin and see the enduring landmark of the East Gate. Go to sleep under canvas lulled by the sounds of night birds and wake to decide which of the 400 km of trails you’ll hike today.
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Your free pass to discovery
Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast.
Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex National Historic Site
Canada’s last remaining early 1930s-style national parks entrance, the East Gate Registration Complex stands as a carefully maintained example of this form of traditional architecture.
Wapusk National Park
A vast subarctic wilderness of tundra and boreal forest, Wapusk protects one of the world’s largest known polar bear maternity denning areas, as well as more than 200 bird species, caribou, wolverine, arctic hare and foxes.
The Forks National Historic Site
At the place where generations of people have met for 6,000 years or more, discover a history rich in stories of Aboriginal heritage. This is the birthplace of Western Canada.
Hours of operation
May 19 to June 29
Every day, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
June 30 to September 3
Every day, from 9:30 am to 8 pm
September 4 to October 9
Every day, from 9:30 am to 5 pm
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list