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

Effective Thursday, November 12, 2020 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:

Important information about your visit to Riding Mountain National Park

November 12, 2020

  • All visitors are to abide by regulations set out by Manitoba Health.
  • The Administration Office will be closed to visitors but can still be reached by phone: 204-848-7275 or email:
  • South gate entrance will remain open on weekends.
    • Friday: 1400-2000h - Saturday & Sunday: 1000-1800h
  • oTENTiks and the yurt in Wasagaming Campground are closed.
  • All existing oTENTik reservations up to and including December 11, 2020 will be cancelled and Parks Canada will be waiving cancellation fees at this time.
  • All warming huts and enclosed kitchen shelters are closed.
  • 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 November 12, 2020)

The following services and facilities in the park are open:

  • Entry Gates open for information and to purchase park passes and fishing licences
    • Friday: 1400-2000h - Saturday & Sunday: 1000-1800h

  • 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 November 12, 2020)

  • oTENTiks in Wasagaming Campground.
  • oTENTiks at Moon Lake and Lake Audy will remain closed
  • All special events and interpretive activities are cancelled until further notice.
  • Playground in the Wasagaming Townsite
  • Closed-in Warming shelter and Kitchenettes
Your safety when visiting

  • Effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, November 12, 2020, 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.

Stay informed

For the most up to date information, visit: