Motor boaters and paddlers play a key role in keeping zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species out of park waters. As such, Parks Canada is enhancing its Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program in Riding Mountain National Park by offering Seasonal Permit Orientation Sessions to engage frequent lake users to help us protect park waters. The Seasonal Permit Orientation Sessions will provide visitors with hands-on experience to empower them to become stewards of park waters.

Upon completion of the Seasonal Permit Orientation Session and mandatory inspection, visitors will be issued a seasonal permit and can enter Riding Mountain National Park waters as often as they like provided they do not launch anywhere outside of the park, providing them with the convenience of not having to renew their permits every week throughout the season.

These sessions will last from 1.5 - 2 hours and will begin May long weekend and run until July.

Seasonal Permits will provide frequent visitors with the convenience of not having to renew their permits every week throughout the season. Upon completion of the Seasonal Permit Orientation Session and mandatory inspection, visitors will be issued a seasonal permit and can enter RMNP waters as often as they like provided they do not launch anywhere outside of the park.

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New this year to the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program in Riding Mountain National Park:
Seasonal Permits for watercraft owners.

Are you:

A boater or paddler that wants to know more about Aquatic Invasive Species?

A boater or paddler who is interested in a Seasonal Permit for your boat?

Do you:

Live in or around Riding Mountain National Park?

Want to share the knowledge and skills gained with your family and friends?

 

Then the Seasonal Permit Orientation Session is for you!

 

You will learn more about the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program in Riding Mountain National Park, participate in hands-on skill development, complete a written quiz and be provided with the tools necessary to share your knowledge with everyone you know.

Upon completion of the session and your initial mandatory inspection, a seasonal permit will be issued to use your vessel within Riding Mountain National Park waters. When you launch your motorboat, canoe, kayak, paddleboard, and inflatables outside of RMNP, your permit becomes invalid. In order to re-enter park waters, re-inspection is mandatory.

Sessions will take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete and will be located at the Visitor Centre in Wasagaming unless noted in specific communities. Sessions are being planned for Dauphin, McCreary and Rossburn, dates to be determined.

2019 Schedule for Seasonal Orientation Permit Sessions in the Visitor Centre in Wasagaming

Pre-registration is required and can be booked by calling 204-848-7275

Park staff inspecting watercraft

Sessions will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete

May
May 18, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. FULL
May 18, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. FULL
May 19, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. FULL
May 19, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m FULL
May 20, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. FULL
May 20, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
May 22, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. FULL
May 25, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. FULL
May 28, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

June
June 1 & 4, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 6, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
June 8, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 15 & 18, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 20, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
June 22, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 29, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July
July 6 & 13, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Seasonal Orientation Permit Session dates:

Rossburn May 27th 7 - 9 p.m at the Drop-In Centre

Dauphin June 5th and 11th 7 - 9 p.m. at the Parkland Recreation Complex in the Curler’s Lounge

McCreary June 14th 7 - 9 p.m. at the Community Centre