Ominnik Marsh Trailhead Work and Road Microsurfacing in Wasagaming

Issued: September 19, 2019

To ensure the safety of visitors, Parks Canada would like to inform the public that infrastructure projects will be underway this fall in Riding Mountain National Park. These projects are part of the ongoing infrastructure work aimed at ensuring a safe, high-quality experience for visitors.

Ominnik Marsh trailhead:

The Ominnik Marsh trailhead will be under construction for the next several weeks, weather permitting. This work is limited to the trailhead area. The trail itself will remain open and visitors can access it by following the bush line on the northwest side of the trailhead. The work consists of moving the trailhead closer to the road, planting trees in the existing grassy area and installing an accessible parking space and a pull-through lane for school buses. 

Visitors planning to hike the Ominnik Marsh are asked to use caution when approaching the trailhead, to park at the south end of the main parking lot in Wasagaming, and to walk along the north side of the Boat Cove Road with caution. Hours of work are from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Roadway Microsurfacing:

To ensure a safe, high-quality traveling experience for visitors, road work consisting of microsurfacing, a treatment to prolong the life of the asphalt, is will be occurring between September 23, 2019 and October 11, 2019 in the following areas:

  • Highway 10 and TaWaPit Drive to Balsam;
  • Highway 10 and Columbine to Wasagaming Drive, 
  • Highway 10 and Wasagaming to the Mooswa intersection; and
  • Highway 10 from km 20 to 25

Visitors travelling in the park should be prepared for single-lane, alternating traffic, speed reductions to 30 km/hour in the construction zone with traffic control personnel on site, and occasional delays of up to 20 minutes. Hours of work are from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Parks Canada is leading this infrastructure work in Riding Mountain National Park to ensure safe, high-quality experiences for visitors by improving heritage, visitor, waterway, and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas.