Riding Mountain National Park is a popular destination for watercraft owners as it provides a variety of recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, and paddling. The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program at Riding Mountain National Park is offering Seasonal Permit Holder Courses for the 2020 season. In this course, you will learn about AIS and how to become an ambassador for Riding Mountain National Park's AIS Program--so you can spread the word, not AIS! If you are not sure if this course is for you or not, we recommend talking to one of our AIS staff (see contact information below). If you only launch your watercraft in Riding Mountain National Park this course is for you! It is important to note that the owner of the watercraft must be the person who takes this course and later, receives the permit. What does this mean for you? Please select one of the following options to find out:

If you did not take the Seasonal Permit Holder Course last year, you MUST attend a virtual session. You cannot skip to the quiz without taking the session or you will not be eligible for a seasonal permit. If you did take the course last year, it is recommended that you take the virtual course as a refresher, but it is not required and you may skip to the quiz.

  1. I AM A NEW APPLICANT: Virtual sessions: (I have not complete the Seasonal Permit Holder Course) 
  2. I HAVE TAKEN THE COURSE: Online Quiz: (I completed the Seasonal Permit Holder Course) 
  3. I'M NOT SURE: please email pc.ais-riding.pc@canada.ca or call 204-396-4579

Course Process

  1. Take virtual session
  2. Complete the online quiz
  3. Report to the Boat Cove for your inspection
  4. Receive your 2020 Seasonal Permit

Essential Information

All waters within Riding Mountain National Park are under the jurisdiction of the Riding Mountain National Park AIS Program, and require an inspection permit for any watercraft. AIS inspections are conducted to prevent the transport and introduction of aquatic invasive species to Riding Mountain National Park's waters. Anyone who wishes to launch a watercraft in RMNP must have an inspection permit for each of their watercrafts.

Watercraft is defined as any boat, canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard, or any other physical flotation device that is used to transport a person on top of water.

Course Content:

You will receive the course content when you sign up.

Course Introduction:

Please ensure that you have signed up for a virtual session and understand the course content as you will be quizzed on it. For more information: What do I need to know about watercraft inspections and permits?