September 5-10, 2017

Dance to DJ Mama Cutsworth’s beats, deck yourself out at the Pride Yourself Station, and party on a cruise boat at our very first Pride Week September 5-10, 2017.

Connect with the beauty of Riding Mountain National Park’s landscape while cultivating a community of inclusiveness for all.

Parks Canada places belong to all Canadians, including members of the LGBT2SQ+ community. We recognize diversity and inclusiveness, and wholeheartedly welcome and encourage all Canadians to visit our treasured places.

Parks Canada activities:

Tuesday

Opening Ceremony -
12 p.m. on the Parks Canada Administration Building front lawn

Pride Yourself Station – Grab your flags, tattoos, and everything you need to show your Pride. Presented by Community School GSAs.
1 to 4 p.m. on the Visitor Centre lawn

Wednesday
‘Call of the Wild Car Caravan’ – From the comfort of your car, golden aspen leaves serve as a beautiful backdrop for the bugling elk and rutting moose. Keep your eyes open for other large mammals such as bison and deer.
6:30 – 9 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Vehicle and pre-registration required. Fees apply

Thursday
‘Animal Attractions’ – Join presenter Heather Hinam and learn about animal attractions in the wild.
7:30 – 10 p.m. in the Visitor Centre

Friday
Temporary Tattoos – Riding Mountain National Park’s Outreach Team will be in the Park celebrating Pride with some colourful Park themed tattoos. Don’t worry, they are for adults too!
12 – 4 p.m. on the Visitor Centre lawn

Pride Yourself Station – Grab your flags, tattoos, and everything you need to show your Pride.
1 to 4 p.m. on the Visitor Centre lawn

Saturday
Temporary Tattoos – Riding Mountain National Park’s Outreach Team will be in the Park celebrating Pride with some colourful Park themed tattoos. Don’t worry, they are for adults too!
12 – 4 p.m. on the Visitor Centre lawn

Family Street Dance party with DJ Mama Cutsworth – Parks Canada is closing Heritage lane so all ages can enjoy a street dance party featuring DJ Mama Cutsworth.
1 to 4 p.m. on Heritage Lane

‘Call of the Wild Car Caravan’ – From the comfort of your car, golden aspen leaves serve as a beautiful backdrop for the bugling elk and rutting moose. Keep your eyes open for other large mammals such as bison and deer.
6:30 – 9 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Vehicle and pre-registration required. Fees apply

Sunday
Gorge Creek Hike – Join a Parks Canada interpreter for a guided hike through one of Riding Mountain National Park`s most famous trails, Gorge Creek.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vehicle and pre-registrations is required. Fees apply.

Temporary Tattoos – Riding Mountain National Park’s Outreach Team will be in the Park celebrating Pride with some colourful Park themed tattoos. Don’t worry, they are for adults too!
12 – 4 p.m. on the Visitor Centre lawn

To get the complete list of activities, visit the official website of Clear Lake Country at discoverclearlake.com 

What is Pride?

Pride Week

Pride celebrates being proud of who you are. Celebrations seek to bring a spirit of inclusiveness and diversity to all, uniting and empowering members of marginalized communities. Solemn and celebratory events are held every year in a variety of Canadian places.