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Riding Mountain National Park

Learn-to-Camp: Backcountry in Riding Mountain National Park

What you need to know for your Learn-to Backcountry camp experience

Learn-to Camp
Learn-to Camp

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Never been backcountry camping? Not sure where to get started? Don’t worry. This section will tell you everything you need to know to prepare for your Learn-to Backcountry camp experience.

Event Dates

Saturday, August 27 to Sunday, August 28, 2016


Minnedosa River Backcountry Campsite Site in Riding Mountain National Park


$44.00 per participants, $22 for ages 16 and under.

Price is per individual, regardless of the number of participants per tent.


Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Riding Mountain National Park.

What's included

  • Park entry & Camping fees
  • Camping equipment (tent, sleeping pads and firewood and Camp kitchen
    (dinnerware/cookware, glasses/cups, dishpan, dish soap and dish scrubber, garbage bags) )
  • All meals (Saturday’s dinner, campfire snacks and Sunday’s breakfast)
  • All scheduled workshops and activities


August 27, 2016



Arrive at Central Trail Head 
(Just North of the Bison Enclosure in the Lake Audy Area)


Welcome, Introductions, Prepare to Hike


Hike into Minnedosa River Campsite


Set Up Camp


Backcountry 101: Backcountry essentials, gear demonstrations, safety, meal prep and much more…


Dinner / Clean up with Bear Safe Campsite Demo

19:30 – 20:15 (Dusk)

Elk Bugling Hike

20:15 – 22:00

Campfire Program – Songs of Riding Mountain


Campfire Snacks – Bannock, Smores and More!


Quiet Time

August 28, 2016

08:00 – 09:30



Backcountry Q & A

09:30 – 10:30 Take Down Tents & Pack-up

10:30 – 12:00

Hike Out to Trail Head / Vehicles with Snacks Enroute



What to bring

  • Backpack to carry all backcountry items
  • Sleeping Bags
    (sleeping bags are NOT provided. Please ensure you have one for each member of your group or several blankets).
  • Pillow
  • Suitable, comfortable clothing for the outdoors
    (remember that it can be cool at night so bring a variety of clothing so that you will be able to layer for warmth, for more ideas go to: The Basics – What to Wear)
  • Pyjamas
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable and supportive shoes
    (you will be involved in many different activities, so be prepared to be on your feet)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottles
  • A hat to protect you from the sun
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Your health card

*Please remember you will have to carry all these items 4 km in and out of the campsite, try to pack light.

What not to bring

  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fire arms/or weapons
  • Illegal drugs


Wasagaming weather

This is a rain or shine event.


Space is limited so reservations are required. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register:

  • By Phone; please call 1-888-773-8888 or Patrick at 1-204-848-7275
  • Via email at

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received one week (7 days) before the start of the event will be fully refunded. Should you cancel your registration less than 7 days before the start of the event, we reserve the right to retain your registration fee.