Gawbehshiiwin | Heritage Camping Experience
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.
Book your experience today. Call 1-204-848-7275.
Limit: 12 participants
Age: 13 years and older
Location: Ma-Ma-O-Pe group campsite
- Sleeping bag, blanket, and pillow (it can get chilly!)
- Outdoor clothing for all weather
- Comfortable and weather proof shoes
- Bug spray and sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletries and medication
- Your health card and identification
August 18th, 2018
Meet at Visitor Centre
Meet your Parks Canada guides and depart from the historic Visitor Centre in Wasagaming.
||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
||Horseback Trail Ride – Group 2
Bison Range Tour – Group 1
||Shuttle back to camp
Sit back, let us prepare you some traditional cuisine, and experience the local flavour. Get involved and make the evening’s bannock!
||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.
||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
Wake up, breathe the fresh air and enjoy a warm breakfast in front of the campfire.
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|