Yellow goldenrods sway in prairie meadows and a gentle breeze blows through the aspen. Black bears pad along boreal trails and the piercing sound of elk bugling echoes around the forest. Visit Grey Owl’s historic cabin and see the enduring landmark of the East Gate. Go to sleep under canvas lulled by the sounds of night birds and wake to decide which of the 400 km of trails you’ll hike today.

Featured things to do

Kick off your flops
Kick off your flip flops and dance at a day of beach-side fun and music.

Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the annual beach-side outdoor concert at Clear Lake, Wasagaming in Riding Mountain National Park. Dance under the trees and clap your hands to the music.

Hike and bike the escarpment
​Hiking and biking the Manitoba Escarpment.

For thousands of years people have explored the Manitoba Escarpment, gathering native plants like high bush cranberries and red osier dogwood for food and medicine. Hike or bike in their footsteps 1200 feet above Winnipeg.

Build a sandcastle
​Build a sandcastle and splash in the lake

Discover an idyllic beach break getaway in the heart of Riding Mountain National Park. Explore the trails and immerse yourself in the beauty of the prairies, smile as you feel the sand between your toes.

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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Sites nearby

  • Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex National Historic Site

    Canada’s last remaining early 1930s-style national parks entrance, the East Gate Registration Complex stands as a carefully maintained example of this form of traditional architecture.

  • Wapusk National Park

    A vast subarctic wilderness of tundra and boreal forest, Wapusk protects one of the world’s largest known polar bear maternity denning areas, as well as more than 200 bird species, caribou, wolverine, arctic hare and foxes.

  • The Forks National Historic Site

    At the place where generations of people have met for 6,000 years or more, discover a history rich in stories of Aboriginal heritage. This is the birthplace of Western Canada.

  • Grasslands National Park

    At Grasslands National Park, expanses of dinosaur fossils harken back to a time before history. Tipi rings are testament to First Nations communities, and ruins of prairie homesteads tell of settlers intent on taming the prairie.

  • Prince Albert National Park

    Prince Albert National Park offers accessible wilderness and extensive outdoor recreation in central Saskatchewan. Hike boreal forests, canoe pristine lakes and see free-range bison, with the town of Waskesiu as a convenient base.

Hours of operation

Visitor Centre

May 19 to June 29
Every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

June 30 to September 3
Every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

September 4 to October 9
Every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 204-848-7275
Fax: 204-848-2596