Partnering with Riding Mountain National Park
By working in collaboration with respected organizations who share our values, Parks Canada is able to better deliver its promise to Canadians by continuing to be a world leader in the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. We believe in sharing leadership and working with our partners to offer unique, inspiring opportunities for Canadians to discover our treasured places and to achieve extraordinary results.
We are proud to be formally collaborating with the following partners:
- Travel Manitoba
- Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
- Assiniboine Park Conservancy
- Friends of Riding Mountain National Park and The Riding Mountain Trail Stewards Association Inc.
Travel Manitoba is the provincial marketing organization for Manitoba's tourism industry. Travel Manitoba and Parks Canada began a marketing relationship in 2005. The first agreement was to formally recognize a mutual interest in strengthening the province's tourism industry by developing attractive, engaging and authentic heritage tourism products and services, promoting them to Canadians and visitors, and delivering high quality experiences to people visiting the heritage places of Manitoba and Canada.
The agreement has expanded over the years and now includes selected tourism promotions for Riding Mountain National Park , Wapusk National Park , and seven National Historic Sites in Manitoba, as well as public relations and communications activities, including staff training. The partners also collaborate in the presentation and provision of information to the public at the Explore Manitoba Centre at The Forks National Historic Site in Winnipeg.
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship (MCWS), a department of the Government of Manitoba, is committed to delivering programs and services that result in a clean, healthy and diverse natural environment for current and future generations. MCWS wishes to work collaboratively with First Nations and other Aboriginal communities, and many stakeholders, to balance the environmental, social and economic needs of Manitobans.
Parks Canada and Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support collaboration in areas around Wapusk National Park and the provincial Churchill Wildlife Management Area. The agreement also applies to Riding Mountain National Park and surrounding provincial lands. Parks Canada and MCWS will work cooperatively and collaboratively to provide a greater capacity for ecological monitoring, resource management and public education pertaining to ecological and cultural resources for the benefit of Manitobans and Canadians.
For more information, visit: Churchill Wildlife Management Area.
Assiniboine Park Conservancy is a not-for-profit corporation which is mandated, by the City of Winnipeg, to manage and develop Assiniboine Park and its amenities, including the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Conservancy works to connect people with nature and to inspire them to take positive actions to protect wildlife and wild places by delivering memorable programming, including direct, indirect and hands-on exploration and discovery.
Parks Canada (Riding Mountain and Wapusk National Parks) and the Assiniboine Park Conservancy are engaging in a public outreach education collaboration to offer Assiniboine Park Zoo audiences opportunities to learn about species and ecosystems common to Assiniboine Park Zoo and Wapusk and Riding Mountain National Parks, and to create awareness of and connections to these places. Through this collaboration, visitors will also learn about conservation and the tools that support conservation actions.
The Friends of Riding Mountain National Park is a non-profit organization, committed to increasing awareness and appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage of Riding Mountain National Park. Through innovative programming in partnership with Parks Canada and other like-minded organizations, they provide valuable educational opportunities that inspire environmental stewardship. www.friendsofridingmountain.ca
The Riding Mountain Trail Stewards Association Inc. is committed to providing Nordic skiing opportunities in Riding Mountain National Park. This organization is found in five satellite areas of the park.
The Riding Mountain Trail Stewards Association Inc., Friends of Riding Mountain National Park, and Parks Canada are working together to ensure Nordic skiing opportunities are maintained in the park. This year the group groomed 18 trails throughout Riding Mountain National Park. These valued partners also strived to provide Parks Canada up to date trail condition information so visitors could better plan their Nordic skiing adventures.