COVID-19 and your visit to Riding Mountain National Park
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. 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
Effective Saturday, January 23, 2021 the Provincial Response Level: CRITICAL. Visitors to Riding Mountain National Park will be asked to follow this requirement.
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: email@example.com
- 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
- open air kitchen shelters
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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