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Riding Mountain National Park

Learn-to Camp

Questions and Answers

  1. What if I don’t have a sleeping bag?
  2. What meals will be provided?
  3. Where will I store my food?
  4. What kinds of amenities are available at Wasagaming Campground?
  5. Can I bring my pet?
  6. Can a 4-person family or group reserve a 6-person tent?
  7. How do I get to Riding Mountain National Park?
  8. What if the weather is bad?

1. What if I don’t have a sleeping bag?

Bring warm blankets from home.

2. What kind of meals will there be?

Learning about camp cooking Camp cooking
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  • Dinner (Saturday)
  • Breakfast (Sunday)

Some snacks will be provided but you may want to bring your own. Options for those with any dietary restrictions will be provided. We will collect this information at the time of registration.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. Where will I store my food?

Store your food in your cooler, IN your vehicle after each meal. Food should NOT be stored in your tent when camping because it may attract wildlife.

4 . What kinds of amenities are available at Wasagaming Campground?

  • All sites have a fire pit and a picnic table
  • Water
  • Washrooms with hot water and showers
  • Kitchen shelters
  • Cycling trails nearby

5 . Can I bring my pet?

For the purpose of the event pets are not permitted at Learn-to Camp.

6 . Can a 4-person family or group reserve a 6-person tent?

Participant setting up a tent Tent set-up
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We have a very limited amount of 6-person tents and are reserving those for larger families/groups of 5-6 people. Even if the group is willing to pay the price of a 6-person tent we will keep the larger tents for larger groups. That way, we are able to offer as many people as possible the opportunity to participate in Learn-to Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 How do I get to Riding Mountain National Park and the Campground?

June 18 & 19: Wasagaming Campground

The park is easily accessible by car and bus from centres to the north, east and south. Highway #10 connects Brandon, 95 km (59 miles) to the south, with Wasagaming (the park's Visitor Services Centre) and continues to Dauphin, 13 km (8 miles) beyond the northern border of RMNP. More detailed directions will be provided upon reservation.

August 27 & 28: Minnedosa River Campground

Meet RMNP staff at the parking lot at the North End of the Bison Enclosure. From Highway #10 in Onanole, turn west on PTH #354. Follow PTH #354 signs for 24 km and then turn right at the Lake Audy sign. Continue north 9km through the bison enclosure. At the “Central / Strathclair” trail sign, turn left. The parking lot is at the end of this road, about, 3 km.


8 . What if the weather is bad?

The Learn-to camp event will occur rain or shine and only be cancelled if weather conditions are dangerous. Participants will be contacted at the phone number they provided if we need to cancel.


Call 1-888-773-8888, or Patrick at 204-848-7275 for more information.