September 14-16

Riding Mountain National Park, in cooperation Clear Lake Country, is pleased to announce they will be hosting Riding Mountain Pride, September 14 - 16, 2018. In 2017, Riding Mountain was the first national park to organize its own Pride celebrations. Parks Canada places belong to all Canadians, including members of the LGBT2SQ+ community. We recognize diversity and welcome all Canadians and visitors from around the world to discover the park, in Treaty 2 territory, on the crossroads of Treaty 1 and Treaty 4.


Friday

Call of the Wild: Car Caravan | 6:30 p.m. | Meet at Visitor Centre | $$

Join us for a Canadian Safari centred around Riding Mountain's elusive elk. Travel through the park from the comfort of your car with stops along the way, taking in breathtaking autumn views and spotting the last of the summer flowers. End the night at Lake Audy as we listen for their impressive bugle. Duration: 2 hours.

Riding Mountain Pride Launch and Movie Night | 8 p.m. at the Visitor Centre | Free

Join the Sexual Education Resource Centre of Brandon for a screening of Major! (adult content) in the Parks Canada Visitor Centre. We’re topping off this movie night with snacks sponsored by the Trading Post and the Boardwalk on Clear Lake.

Chalk it up | All weekend | In front of the Visitor Centre | Free

What does Pride mean to you? We’ve closed down the loop in front of the Visitor Centre and want to hear from you.

Karaokee | 10 p.m. | Wigwam  | $$

Sing your heart out at one of the last karaoke nights of the summer – a Riding Mountain tradition.

Saturday

Fine ice cream tasting | All day | The Boardwalk on Clear Lake | $$

The Boardwalk is taking ice cream to the next level. Test your palate during a weekend long fine ice cream tasting. Purchase individual samples or grab a connoisseur card.

Pride Breakfast | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Foxtail Clear Lake |$10

Start your day off right with a classic breakfast and free coffee at the Foxtail Cafe in Wasagaming.

Explore Gorge Creek | 10:00 a.m. | Meet at Visitor Centre | $$

Travel through the forests and valleys of Gorge Creek Trail with a Parks Canada guide . Discover local plants, animals, and the Manitoba Escarpment - the edge of what was once the ancient Lake Agassiz. Don't forget your camera to capture some epic views. Pre-registration required at the Visitor Centre. Duration: 4 hours including driving time.

All Bodies Yoga | 10 a.m. | On the lawn at Cottages of Clear Lake | $$

Get moving with Tori of The Wildflower Movement. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and water bottle.

Makers Market | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Lakehouse

Looking to bring home something local for a friend, or maybe yourself? Check out Lakehouse's Makers Market for clothing, baking, and handmade gifts. Visit Lakehouse on Facebook for more information @staylakehouse.

Temporary Tattoos  | 12 – 4 p.m. | Heritage Lane | Free

Celebrate Riding Mountain Pride with some colourful Parks Canada themed tattoos. Don’t worry, they’re for adults too!

Family Dance Party ft. DJ Mama Cutsworth | 1 – 4 p.m. | Heritage Lane | Free

We’re closing Heritage Lane so all ages can enjoy a dance party featuring Winnipeg’s DJ Mama Cutsworth. Dress up or borrow something fun and unique from the Ragpickers costume station. Our friends from SERC and Klinic will be set-up, ready to answer any of your questions.

Call of the Wild: Car Caravan | 6:30 p.m. | Meet at Visitor Centre | $$

Join us for a Canadian Safari centred around Riding Mountain's elusive elk. Travel through the park from the comfort of your car with stops along the way, taking in breathtaking autumn views and spotting the last of the summer flowers. End the night at Lake Audy as we listen for their impressive bugle. Duration: 2 hours. 

Pride at Poor Michael’s Emporium | 7 – 9 p.m. | Poor Michael’s Emporium | $$

Sunshine House is celebrating 35 years of the hustle, and they'll be bringing it to Onanole with Queer Bingo at Poor Michael's Emporium. All Queer Bingo proceeds go to supporting Like That! at Sunshine House. You can’t visit Riding Mountain without a stop to Poor Michael’s Emporium.

Pride After Party presented by QPOC | 10:00 p.m. – Close |  The Wigwam | $10

Pride’s Official Adults Only Dance Party presented by Queer People of Colour (QPOC) and the Wigwam, featuring DJ Slow Grind, DJ Petty Wap, Super Shonek, and DJ C8E. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Sunday

Pride Breakfast | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Foxtail Clear Lake |$10

Start your day off right with a classic breakfast and free coffee at the Foxtail Cafe in Wasagaming.

Kayak Clear Lake | 10:00 a.m. | Meet at Visitor Centre | $$

Breathe in the cool autumn breeze as you propel yourself toward new horizons. You'll kayak along the shore of Clear Lake with a guide, exploring landmarks and legends along the way. Warning: *All levels welcome, weather dependent.*

Read by Queens | 1:00 p.m. on The Lakehouse Patio | Free

Bring the kids for story time at 1:00 pm read by the famous Sunshine Bunch drag performers from LikeThat! at Sunshine House.

Button Making | 12 – 3 p.m. | On the Visitor Centre Lawn | Free

Celebrate Riding Mountain Pride with some colourful Parks Canada themed buttons!