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National parks

Riding Mountain National Park

Wasagaming - 270 km from Winnipeg

Find peace on the prairies in a place where the boreal forest and aspen parkland meet. Enjoy superb wildlife and bird watching along more than 4,000 km of trails and sandy lakeside beaches.

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Wapusk National park

Churchill

A vast subarctic wilderness of tundra and boreal forest, Wapusk protects one of the world’s largest known polar bear maternity denning areas, as well as more than 200 bird species, caribou, wolverine, arctic hare and foxes.

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National historic sites

The Forks National Historic Site

Winnipeg

At the place where generations of people have met for 6,000 years or more, discover a history rich in stories of Aboriginal heritage. This is the birthplace of Western Canada.

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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

St. Andrews - 25 km from Winnipeg

Standing on the bank of the Red River for more than 180 years, Lower Fort Garry tells inspiring tales of innovation, discovery and struggle. Chat with a 19th century Red River settler and immerse yourself in the daily life of the Fort’s inhabitants.

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Prince Of Wales Fort National Historic Site

Churchill

Stone remains of the star-shaped, 18th century Prince of Wales Fort stand on Hudson Bay’s tundra shore, offering a glimpse into a remote Hudson’s Bay outpost amid a wild subarctic landscape alive with polar bears, birds and beluga whales.

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Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex

Wasagaming - 270 km from Winnipeg

Constructed by skilled local craftsman, the East Gate Registration Complex, with its hand-hewn logs and stone walls built from local materials continues to welcome visitors as a shining example of 1930s architecture.

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Riel House National Historic Site

Winnipeg

Travel back to spring 1886, six months after the death of Louis Riel. Visit his family home and discover what life was like for the Riel family and Métis who lived along the banks of the Red River.

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St. Andrew's Rectory National Historic Site

St. Andrews - 25 km from Winnipeg

Learn about the significance of the St Andrew’s Rectory, an excellent example of mid-19th century Red River Hudson’s Bay Company architecture. Imagine the day to day lives of the Reverend and his Red River settler parishioners in the 1800s.

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York Factory National Historic Site

Churchill

Perched incongruously amid vast tundra wilderness, York Factory was the Hudson’s Bay Company’s major trading and administration centre for centuries. Its grounds and grand Depot, filled with artifacts, provide profound insights into a pivotal period in Canada’s founding days.

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