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The Basics: Where to Camp

Where to begin camping 

Manitoba

Riding Mountain National Park Riding Mountain National Park
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Riding Mountain National Park

Riding Mountain National Park has something for everyone! Watch for bison, elk, moose, bear and wolves as you explore the unique prairie grasslands, boreal forest and aspen parkland on over 400 km of trails! Enjoy the resort atmosphere complete with English flower gardens, sandy beaches, rustic log architecture, restaurants, accommodation and shopping.

A 3-hour drive from Winnipeg.

Must do

Sunsets, smiles, and S’mores! Be sure to add chocolate, marshmallows, and graham wafers to your camping essentials list to perfect the fine art of S’more making. Combine this with a day of hiking and exploring, a prairie sunset and the smiles of friends and family, and you have all the ingredients for a perfect camping experience.

Wildlife you might see 

  1. Black Bear 
  2. Bison 
  3. Elk 
  4. Moose 
  5. White-tailed Deer

Insider’s tip

Don’t miss Whirlpool Lake Campground. While it is easily accessible by car, you will feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Secluded lakeside campsites are only a short walk to a trail, where you can enjoy a leisurely hike, go birdwatching and soak up the sun.

For more information on the experiences available, visit the Riding Mountain National Park website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.

 

Wapusk National Park Wapusk National Park
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Wapusk National Park

Wapusk is a remote subarctic wilderness that protects one of the world’s largest known polar bear denning areas. Wapusk is Cree for “White Bear,” and there are approximately 900 polar bears in this huge park. Watch for arctic foxes, arctic hares, wolves, caribou and wolverines, as well as 250 bird species.

Wapusk National Park is for experienced campers only. For more information, visit the Wapusk National Park website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.