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Riding Mountain National Park

Middle Years School Experiences

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Program Descriptions

Space is limited. Bookings taken from April 1st to May 1st. Program dates available are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from May 22nd to June 27th.

Middle Years School Experiences © Parks Canada

Escarpment Odyssey
Students will be guided on a rugged and spectacular 6 km hike down the Gorge Creek Trail - an experience not easily forgotten! Awareness and knowledge will be developed concerning the geology, history, flora and fauna of the Manitoba Escarpment in Riding Mountain National Park.
Grades 5-8 Program length: 3 hours.
(4 1/2 hours with travel time from Wasagaming)

The Beaver of The RMNP Region
In the field students will monitor and learn about the diversity of these “ecosystem engineers” provide to the surrounding landscape and some of the issues facing management of wild and not so wild spaces.
Grades 6-8 Program length: 2 hours.

Boreal Explorer
Spruce trees, wolves, moose and fire are all part of the “northern” or Boreal forest. Students will explore the extreme interactions within this forest community. The program will develop knowledge, skills and student commitment to responsible behaviours and actions concerning boreal forests.
Grades 4-6 Program length: 2 hours.

Middle Years School Experiences © Parks Canada

Grassland Safari
Students use monitoring techniques to study the soil, plants, insects and animals on the prairie. They will explore the diversity of the remnant grasslands of Riding Mountain National Park and understand the endangered status of grasslands nationally and globally.
Grades 4-6 Program length: 2 hours.



Fees and General Information

  • Program fee: $3.90 per student. 
  • All students should bring appropriate clothing (long pants, jackets) sturdy shoes, food and water needs, and insect repellent.

Explore the Park on Your Own

  • Choose one of seven self-guided hiking trails in RMNP.
  • Explore the Visitor Centre; take in a 30-minute orientation, do a scavenger hunt with your class or watch a video presentation.
  • Rent a Marsh Kit from the Nature Shop and schedule an unguided Ominnik Marsh walk.


Riding Mountain National Park of Canada
Phone: (204) 848-7275 (204) 848-7226
Fax: (204) 848-2596

Visitor Centre

Located at 133 Wasagaming Drive

May 17 to June 26 & September 1 to October 13 Thursday to Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 27 to August 31 Daily 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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