Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Effective Saturday, January 23, 2021 the Provincial Response Level: CRITICAL. Visitors to Riding Mountain National Park will be asked to follow this requirement.

  • No social gatherings are permitted. Restricted to household members only.
  • Masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces.
  • Non-essential travel is discouraged.

All visitors are recommended to regularly check the Government of Manitoba webpage for updates: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/prairie_mountain/index.html

Important information about your visit to Riding Mountain National Park

January 23, 2021

  • All visitors are to abide by regulations set out by Manitoba Health.
  • The Administration Office will be open to visitors Monday to Friday from 0900-1500h. We can also be reached by phone: 204-848-7275 or email: pc.info-riding@canada.ca
  • South gate entrance will remain open on weekends. Friday: 1400-2000h - Saturday & Sunday: 1000-1800h
  • Five winterized oTENTiks in the Wasagaming Campground are now open.
  • Three winterized oTENTiks at Moon Lake will reopen on January 29, 2021
  • Backcountry camping is now open with the exception of Cairns Cabin, Elk Creek Campsite and Ochre River Campsite along the Ochre River Trail.
  • All warming huts and enclosed kitchen shelters are closed except for emergency purposes.
  • Trails and day use areas that are typically open in the winter remain open.
  • Wasagaming remains open and accessible to the public.
What’s open? (updated January 23, 2021)

The following services and facilities in the park are open:

  • Entry Gates open for information and to purchase park passes and fishing licences

  • Five winterized oTENTiks in the Wasagaming Campground.

  • Three winterized oTENTiks at Moon Lake will open on January 29, 2021

  • Backcountry camping with the exception of Cairns Cabin, Elk Creek Campsite and Ochre River Campsite along the Ochre River Trail.

  • Trails – some trails are not accessible due to road closures or maintenance (see Trail Condition report)

  • Day use areas, including outlying campgrounds day use areas: picnic areas, kitchen shelters, beaches, and pit privies. Day use is permitted at: Moon Lake, Lake Audy, Whirlpool Lake, and Deep Lake.

  • Bison enclosure

  • Townsite of Wasagaming open:
    • access to businesses remains open
    • green spaces
    • Main beach and pier
    • parking lots
    • washrooms
    • trails
    • open air kitchen shelters
What’s closed? (updated January 23, 2021)

  • Visitor Centre - Projected to reopen in Spring 2021
  • All special events and interpretive activities are cancelled until further notice.
  • Closed-in warming shelters and kitchenettes
Camping during COVID-19 (updated January 23, 2021)

  • Camping in Riding Mountain National Park
  • The three oTENTiks at Moon Lake will reopen January 29, 2021.
  • The oTENTiks at Lake Audy will remain closed.
  • Backcountry camping resumed on Saturday, January 23, 2021.
  • Washroom and shower facilities located in open campgrounds will be available for use.
Your safety when visiting

  • Effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021, the Prairie Mountain Health Region has been raised to the COVID-19 Critical (Red) level. Visitors to Riding Mountain National Park will be asked to follow this requirement.
  • Wear a mask in indoor settings where social distancing is not possible (An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public).
  • No social gatherings are permitted. Restricted to household members only.
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others.
  • We ask guests to practice frequent hand washing and to bring their own hand sanitizer and soap, if possible.
  • Be bear smart in the park
  • Beware of ticks
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and area closures.

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