Sunday

    Gudoochiigeh – The Sounds of the Anishinabe Fiddle

    Time: Sundays - 7:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    What to bring: Mug for a hot drink and your mosquito spray

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Can you ""guh-DOO-chii-GEH"" (play an instrument)? Dance, learn and listen to the fiddle 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.

    Kayak Clear Lake

    Time:
    Sundays - 9:00 AM | Mondays - 7:00 PM | Fridays - 9:00 AM

    Cost: $22

    What to bring:

    • Prepare for weather; however guides may cancel in case of weather. Your clothing is likely going to become wet (ie. Rain gear, layered clothing, synthetic materials recommended)
    • Bring a bottle of water, sunblock, and insect repellant, hat, snacks
    • Wear appropriate footwear (water shoes, neoprene socks, etc. your feet are guaranteed to get wet)

    Where to meet: At the Boat Cove

    Pre-registration required: Yes

    Program description: Breathe in the cool lake 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.

    Duration: 1 hour - 1.5 hours

    Warning: *All levels welcome, weather dependent.*

    • * Participants are required to wear a PFD provided by Parks Canada.
    • * Participants will practice rudimentary kayak skills and are expected to be physically able to move the kayak to the water and back to the trailer in pairs. Participants are expected to clean out the kayak post-program, and leave in good condition for the following group.
    • * Must be 12+ years to participate.
    • * Participants 16 and under require an adult with them.
    Snapshot of Vintage Riding Mountain

    Time: Sundays - 7:30 PM

    Cost: $14.70 (includes alcoholic beverage)

    What to bring: Dress for the weather, comfortable shoes

    Where to meet: Visitor Centre

    Pre-registration required: Yes

    Program description: Look to the past for an fresh take on Riding Mountain. Sample gin in our historic theatre, try your hand at an old-timey swede saw, and see if you have what it takes to make it as a fur trader. Together, we will create a true Snapshot of Vintage Riding Mountain to take with you on your journey.

    * Must be 18+ years to participate

    Monday

    Kayak Clear Lake

    Time:
    Sundays - 9:00 AM | Mondays - 7:00 PM | Fridays - 9:00 AM

    Cost: $22

    What to bring:

    • Prepare for weather; however guides may cancel in case of weather. Your clothing is likely going to become wet (ie. Rain gear, layered clothing, synthetic materials recommended)
    • Bring a bottle of water, sunblock, and insect repellant, hat, snacks
    • Wear appropriate footwear (water shoes, neoprene socks, etc. your feet are guaranteed to get wet)

    Where to meet: At the Boat Cove

    Pre-registration required: Yes

    Program description: Breathe in the cool lake 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.

    Duration: 1 hour - 1.5 hours

    Warning: *All levels welcome, weather dependent.*

    • * Participants are required to wear a PFD provided by Parks Canada.
    • * Participants will practice rudimentary kayak skills and are expected to be physically able to move the kayak to the water and back to the trailer in pairs. Participants are expected to clean out the kayak post-program, and leave in good condition for the following group
    • * Must be 12+ years to participate.
    • * Participants 16 and under require an adult with them.
    Floating Dock Walk

    Time: Mondays - 10:00 AM, Saturdays - 10:00 AM

    Cost: $4.90

    What to bring: Good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, optional snacks

    Where to meet: Visitor Centre

    Pre-registration required: Yes

    Program description: Experience wetlands like you never have before on a guided hike into the Ominnik marsh. The marsh is a nursery for babies, home for hundreds of species, and a huge help to humans (whether we know it or not!) Follow the floating boardwalk with a guide and discover how wetlands are huge influencers of life around them.

    Duration: 1 hour

    • Prepare for weather, guides will go out in most conditions (ie. Rain gear, layered clothing)
    • Bring a bottle of water, snacks, sunblock, and insect repellant.
    • Wear appropriate footwear.
    Bats, Man!

    Time: Mondays - 7:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    What to bring: Mug for a hot drink and your mosquito spray

    Where to meet: Wasagaming Campground Campfire Circle

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Do you find bats creepy and crawly? Sometimes bats get a bad rap. We’re here to show you a different side of our fuzzy friends. They are cute, they love to cuddle, and are great for our environment. Figure out the key to helping these little animals survive.

    Tuesday

    Where the Wild Wolves Are

    Time: Tuesdays - 7:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    What to bring:/strong> Mug for a hot drink and your mosquito spray

    Where to meet: Wasagaming Campground Campfire Circle

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Wild wolves call many fields and forests across Riding Mountain home. Figure out where the wolf packs are in the park and what they’re really saying when they ‘Howwwwwl’! You may realise that, in the end, you’re more like a wolf than you think!

    Foraging Forest Food

    Time: Tuesdays - 7:00 PM

    Cost: $7.30

    What to bring: Good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, optional snacks

    Where to meet: Visitor Centre

    Pre-registration required: Yes

    Program description: Foraging Forest Food. Wander down Brûlé Trail with a Parks Canada guide to identify plants you can eat. Discover how these wild plants can be used in your kitchen and which have been used to make tinctures, teas and other medicinals. We’ll stop to taste test a few locally sourced snacks along the way.

    Duration: 2 hours (Driving time included)

    • * Prepare for weather, guides will go out in most conditions (ie. Rain gear, layered clothing)
    • * Bring a bottle of water, snacks, sunblock, and insect repellant.
    • * Wear appropriate footwear
    • * Participants must use own transportation

    Wednesday

    Mehwenzha - The Bison from long ago

    Time: Wednesdays - 7:30 PM

    Cost: $7.30

    Pre-registration required: Yes

    Program description: Learn about "meh-wen-ZHA" (a time from long ago) and how the Anishinabe co-existed with the giant bison of Turtle Island. As evening nears at Lake Audy, explore the bison range with a Parks Canada Anishinabe interpreter. Uncover tools, traditional techniques and an entire way of life for the area's Anishinabe people.

    Duration: 2 hours

    • * Participants require their own transportation to and from Bison Range
    • * Prepare for weather, guides will go out in most conditions (ie. Rain gear, layered clothing)
    • * Bring a bottle of water, sunblock, and insect repellant
    • * Wear appropriate footwear
    Campfire Hacks

    Time: Wednesdays - 7:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    What to bring: Mug for a hot drink and your mosquito spray

    Where to meet: Wasagaming Campground Campfire Circle

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Be a happy camper! Impress your friends with all the smart tricks you’ll learn at this campfire. Keep dry in the rain, survive in the wilderness and make your next trip smooth as silk.

    Wild Town Walk

    Time: Wednesdays - 10:00 AM

    Cost: $4.90

    What to bring: Good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, optional snacks

    Where to meet: Visitor Centre

    Pre-registration required: Yes

    Program description: Become an adventurer and explore the homes of animals who live in the park. Discover why animals at risk choose their homes in Riding Mountain. We’ll play games and explore habitat to find out just how close we are to wild life!

    Duration: 1 hours

    • * Prepare for weather, guides will go out in most conditions (ie. Rain gear, layered clothing)
    • * Bring a bottle of water, snacks, sunblock, and insect repellant.
    • * Wear appropriate footwear.

    Thursday

    Oozhitoon – Traditional Craftwork

    Time: Thursdays - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    Where to meet: Visitor Centre Tipi

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Watch and learn - as Indigenous interpreters "oo-zhi-TOON" (create an object). They will create pieces of art from porcupine quills and drums and rattles from moose hide!

    Duration: 2 hours (Come and go)

    Songs of Riding Mountain

    Time: Thursdays - 7:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    What to bring: Mug for a hot drink and your mosquito spray

    Where to meet: Wasagaming Campground Campfire Circle

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Sing along to songs that are all about Riding Mountain National Park. Discover more about your favourite animals like Mary-Ann the bison, Murdock the white-nose bat, the famous outlaw cougar, and a little bitty baby itch!

    Delights of the English Gardens

    Time: Thursdays - 10:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Where to meet: Visitor Centre

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Discover the treasure of the English Gardens surrounding the Visitor Centre during this tour guided by the RMNP gardening team. Learn some tips on organic gardening practices!

    Heart of the Prairies

    Time: Thursdays - 7:30 PM

    Cost: $10.80

    What to bring: Good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, optional snacks

    Where to meet: Visitor Centre

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Soak up the raw beauty of nature on a tour through the forests, grasslands and lakes of Riding Mountain National Park. Take a short venture into the boreal forest to find a bear den. Drive through the heart of the park that moose, elk, bear, and beaver call home. Explore protected grasslands and find wild bison. Return to the charming town of Wasagaming to relax as the sun sets.

    Friday

    Kayak Clear Lake

    Time:
    Sundays - 9 AM | Mondays - 7 PM | Fridays - 9 AM

    Cost: $22

    What to bring:

    • Prepare for weather; however guides may cancel in case of weather. Your clothing is likely going to become wet (ie. Rain gear, layered clothing, synthetic materials recommended)
    • Bring a bottle of water, sunblock, and insect repellant, hat, snacks
    • Wear appropriate footwear (water shoes, neoprene socks, etc. your feet are guaranteed to get wet)

    Where to meet: At the Boat Cove

    Pre-registration required: Yes

    Program description: Breathe in the cool lake 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.

    Duration: 1 hour - 1.5 hours

    Warning: *All levels welcome, weather dependent.*

    • * Participants are required to wear a PFD provided by Parks Canada.
    • * Participants will practice rudimentary kayak skills and are expected to be physically able to move the kayak to the water and back to the trailer in pairs. Participants are expected to clean out the kayak post-program, and leave in good condition for the following group
    • * Must be 12+ years to participate.
    • * Participants 16 and under require an adult with them.
    Breaking! Bad Bears?

    Time: Fridays 7:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    What to bring: Mug for a hot drink and your mosquito spray

    Where to meet: Wasagaming Campground Campfire Circle

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Some people see bears as scoundrels while other think bears are the bees’ knees. Come learn how bears make their homes in Riding Mountain National Park what their all-day buffets taste like, and how we can share the park with them.

    Boreal Bistro

    Time: Fridays 5:30 PM

    Cost: $14.70 (Includes meal with bison or vegetarian smokies)

    What to bring: Good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, optional snacks

    Where to meet: Visitor Centre

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Riding Mountain National Park – home of glaciers, prisoners, and extinct animals? Riding Mountain is a landscape with amazing opportunities to explore. But it isn’t quite the untouched wilderness you might think. Join us on a scenic drive along the Riding Mountain Parkway in your own vehicle as a Parks Canada interpreter shares some lesser known knowledge of the area. We’ll finish with a campfire cookout at scenic Moon Lake. Bring your appetite and a sense of adventure!

    Duration: 2.5 hours

    • * Prepare for weather, guides will go out in most conditions (ie. Rain gear, layered clothing)
    • * Bring a bottle of water, snacks, sunblock, and insect repellant.
    • * Wear appropriate footwear.
    • * Participants must use own transportation

    Saturday

    Floating Dock Walk

    Time: Mondays - 10 AM, Saturdays - 10 AM

    Cost: $4.90

    What to bring: Good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, optional snacks

    Where to meet: Visitor Centre

    Pre-registration required: Yes

    Program description: Experience wetlands like you never have before on a guided hike into the Ominnik marsh. The marsh is a nursery for babies, home for hundreds of species, and a huge help to humans (whether we know it or not!) Follow the floating boardwalk with a guide and discover how wetlands are huge influencers of life around them.

    Duration: 1 hour

    • Prepare for weather, guides will go out in most conditions (ie. Rain gear, layered clothing)
    • Bring a bottle of water, snacks, sunblock, and insect repellant.
    • Wear appropriate footwear
    Guardians of the Mountain Galaxy

    Time: Thursdays - 7:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    What to Bring: Mug for a hot drink and your mosquito spray

    Where to meet: Wasagaming Campground Campfire Circle

    Pre-registration required: No

    Program description: Who defends the park? What do the protectors of Riding Mountain National Park do to help the biggest bison to a baby bear? Your Guardian of the Mountain Galaxy training starts now.

    Wasagaming on Edge: Drinks, Debauchery, and the Dirty Thirties

    Time: Saturdays - 7:30 PM

    Cost: $14.70 (includes alcoholic beverage)

    What to bring: Dress for the weather, comfortable shoes

    Where to meet: Visitor Centre

    Pre-registration required: Yes

    Program description: Join us on an eye opening tour of historic Wasagaming. Death, lies, exploitation, Nazis; explore the hidden history behind Riding Mountain National Park and see all the skeletons in the closet. Cap off the evening with a selection of local brews.

    * Must be 18+ years to participate