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East Gate Registration Complex NHSC

Natural Wonders & Cultural Treasures

Introduction

East Gate Registration Complex NHSC
The East Gate Registration Complex NHSC is the only original park entrance from the early 1930s remaining in any of Canada’s national parks.

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Rising up at the curve of the road, its truss bridge spanning the twin turret-like cupolas, the East Gate registration Complex stands proud as the last remaining early 1930s-style National Park gate. A shining example of the traditional Canadian Rustic Design style of architecture, its logs and stone walls were built by local craftsmen with local materials. Nowadays it still remains as eastern gateway to Riding Mountain National Park.

Constructed by skilled local craftsmen with logs hewn from the nearby trees, and local stone, the East Gate Registration Complex stands as the last remaining early 1930s-style entrance to any of Canada’s National Parks.