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.
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. &
12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m
South Gate Entrance
December 14 - March 31:
Friday 2 – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission for youth in 2018. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
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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.
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.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Standing on the bank of the Red River for more than 180 years, Lower Fort Garry tells inspiring tales of innovation, discovery and struggle. Chat with a 19th century Red River settler and immerse yourself in the daily life of the Fort’s inhabitants.
Riel House National Historic Site
Travel back to spring 1886, six months after the death of Louis Riel. Visit his family home and discover what life was like for the Riel family and Métis who lived along the banks of the Red River.
St. Andrew's Rectory National Historic Site
Learn about the significance of the St Andrew’s Rectory, an excellent example of mid-19th century Red River Hudson’s Bay Company architecture. Imagine the day to day lives of the Reverend and his Red River settler parishioners in the 1800s.