Ride on horseback under the canopy of the boreal forest. Uncover the stories that lie within our night sky. Eat local food surrounded by new friends. Form a once-in-a-lifetime connection with the landscape of Riding Mountain National Park.

Ride on horseback 

Book your experience today. Call 1-204-848-7275. 

Cost: $66/person
Limit: 12 participants
Age: 13 years and older
Location: Ma-Ma-O-Pe group campsite 

Packing List:

  • Sleeping bag, blanket, and pillow (it can get chilly!)
  • Outdoor clothing for all weather
  • Pyjamas
  • Comfortable and weather proof shoes
  • Bug spray and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Personal toiletries and medication
  • Camera
  • Your health card and identification

Itinerary

August 18th, 2018

10:00 a.m. Meet at Visitor Centre
Meet your Parks Canada guides and depart from the historic Visitor Centre in Wasagaming.
10:30 a.m.
Depart for Ma-Ma-O-Pe Campground
Leave Wasagaming town site.
10:45 a.m.  Set Up Camp
Learn how to set up an ideal campsite.
11:00 a.m. Teepee Raising
Participate in the raising of this iconic symbol and learn about the symbolic significance of each piece.
12:00 p.m. Opening by Grandfather/Grandmother
Opening presentation by local elders on the significance of the wigwam (teepee) and Anishinabe way of life.
12:30 p.m. Shuttle to Lake Audy
Travel to the Lake Audy Bison Range and learn about historic berry picking areas, trap lines and ancient campsites.
1:15 p.m.  Lunch at Lake Audy
Enjoy a bagged lunch at beautiful Lake Audy.
2:00 p.m. Archaeology Presentation with Friends of RMNP
Discover the deep history of the park through the wonders of archaeology. Delve into the past and see what secrets are there to uncover.
3:00 p.m. Horseback Trail Ride – Group 1
Hop on horseback and experience the breathtaking scenery from the comfort of your saddle. Form a connection with both the landscape and this majestic animal.

Bison Range Tour – Group 2
Gaze out at the fescue plains and see mashkode bizhiki – the plains bison – amongst prairie sage, in its natural habitat
4:30 p.m.
Horseback Trail Ride – Group 2
Bison Range Tour – Group 1
6:00 p.m.
Shuttle back to camp
6:45 p.m.
Dinner
Sit back, let us prepare you some traditional cuisine, and experience the local flavour. Get involved and make the evening’s bannock!
8:00 p.m.
Sounds of the Anishinabe Fiddle
Dance, learn and listen as we journey back in time with a local Anishinabe musician. You'll uncover the often forgotten history of how the Anishinabe discovered the fiddle.
10:00 p.m.
Dibikoh Giizhigoong - The Ancient Night Sky
Lie back and gaze up at the stars. Learn and see how the stars provided an education system for the Anishinabe since the beginning of time.
Overnight Sleep Under the Stars
Spend un unforgettable night under the ancient sky.

August 19th, 2018

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Wake up, breathe the fresh air and enjoy a warm breakfast in front of the campfire.
9:30 a.m.
Buffalo Culture
Learn about “Buffalo Culture” by using traditional tools and techniques.
10:30 a.m.  Sharing Circle
We'll talk about our sometimes difficult past and the history of the park. In a time of reconciliation, let’s talk about the future.
12:00 p.m. Wrap up and Goodbyes