Recreation - Riding Mountain National Park
This rich wilderness in the midst of Manitoba’s prairie landscape covers 3,000 km2 (1158 sq. miles) of rolling hills and valleys. Bold boreal forest, expanses of meadows and lakes, lofty heights and deep gorges of the Manitoba Escarpment is home to wolves, moose, elk, black bears, hundreds of bird species and even a captive bison herd.

Visitors can enjoy a diverse range of memorable and engaging activities throughout the park and surrounding communities. On the south shore of Clear Lake, lies the townsite of Wasagaming that provides visitors a full range of services including accommodations, restaurants, shopping, activities and cultural attractions. Come explore one of Manitoba’s exciting destinations. What else is going on in RMNP? 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada. There's a whole slate of events planned to celebrate the occasion. Have a look here at the 2011 Visitor Guide.
 

Natural Heritage

Riding Mountain, covering 3000 square kilometres (1158 sq. miles) of rolling hills and valleys, stretches eastward from a dramatic rise of land known as Manitoba Escarpment. This park includes expanses of boreal (northern) forest, a strip of eastern deciduous forest along the foot of the escarpment, huge meadows of rough fescue grasslands in its west end, and significant tracts of marsh and river-bottom wetland. This area of wilderness surrounded by agriculture is home to wolves, moose, elk, black bear, hundreds of bird species, countless insects and a captive bison herd.