Pre-Register at: 

  • Friends of Riding Mountain National Park (204-848-4037), 154 Columbine St 
  • Administration Building (204-848-7275), 135 Wasagaming Drive 
  • You can register and pay at the event as well. (Cash or card)

Stars and S’mores

Friday @ 7 PM (2 hours) (Dec 20 + 27, Jan 3)

Meet: Friends of Riding Mountain National Park

Cost: $7.30 – Ages 8+ (Snowshoe rentals available for $5 from Friends)

An evening snowshoe with an extra special something. Discover winter with its fresh smells and starry skies. Adventure through the forest on snowshoes, then gather round a campfire to make your own s’mores. Enjoy a hot chocolate and fantastic stories about the stars.

Secrets of the Species-at-Risk

Saturday @ 10:30 AM (1 hour) (Dec 21 + Jan 4)

Meet: The oTENTik Cookshack at the Wasagaming Campground

Free for all ages (+ Free hot chocolate)

Welcome to our first campfire program at the new winterized cook shack at the Wasagaming Campground. We will share the secrets that make species-at-risk such special animals. Learn tricks for helping out the animals of Riding Mountain right from home!

Campfires and Cocoa

Sunday @ 10:30 AM (Dec 22 + 29)

Friends of Riding Mountain National Park

Free for all ages (+ Free hot chocolate)

Southern Sun Snowshoe

Saturday @ 2:00 PM (1-1.5 hours) (Dec 21 + 28, Jan 4)

Meet at Friends of Riding Mountain National Park

$3.90 – Ages 12+ (Snowshoe rentals available for $5 at Friends)

Come join our classic snowshoe experience this winter. A Parks Canada guide will show you the ropes and take you off the standard snowshoe trails to explore the forest. You may come upon moose prints in the snow, a snowshoe hare, or even a bear den. All levels welcome to take a dip into winter adventure. 

Winter Wonder Walk

Sunday @ 2:00 PM (1-1.5 hours) (Dec 22 + 29)

Meet at the oTENTik Cookshack at the Wasagaming Campground

$3.90 for all ages

We all love trees, but what do they really do? Come to this wonder-filled winter walk to learn about how trees talk, which tree is which, and how the we all rely on them. We’ll sample some maple and birch syrup and explore the forest! 

Parks Canada Pop-up

2:00 PM on Dec 23 + 30, Jan 2 + 3

Meet: The Skating Rink

Free for all ages (+ Free hot chocolate)

Watch for a Parks Canada interpreter at the skating rink throughout this holiday season! From historic hockey to special winter species, you’ll learn a lot of cool stuff in a little bit of time! 


Look beneath the snow, up in the trees, and around the townsite as you investigate clues to unlock a mysterious treasure. Head to Friends of RMNP or the Parks Canada Administration Building to receive your mission and become a certified Parks Canada Winter Xplorer.

FAT BIKES Rent Parks Canada fat bikes at the Friends of RMNP Learning Centre.

SKATING A rink and skating paths are located behind the Parks Canada Visitor Centre.

WINTER TRAILS Check out the online trail report at to see what ski snowshoe, and fat bike trails you should explore.