Riding Mountain National Park

Information bulletin - 2022/2023 Winter offer

Issued: December 15, 2022

Pack your skis, skates, and winter gear for an exciting snowy season in Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP). Winter is a wonderful time to explore RMNP, and this season Parks Canada has plenty to offer.

Upon arrival, head to the newly renovated Visitor Centre for maps, trail updates, and information. Friday through Monday, friendly Parks Canada staff provide visitors with park passes and fishing permits. The historic Visitor Centre building includes exhibits, a warm fireplace, and an official Parks Canada merchandise store. The Visitor Centre is also spot for Fireside Fridays. Every Friday from 6-9 p.m., November to March, Parks Canada plays host for a variety of interactive activities like trivia, movies and open mic nights.

Ice skating paths from behind the Visitor Centre through Central Park in Wasagaming will be lit for night use.

Trail grooming is in full swing. Visitors can choose from a variety of ski-only and multi-use trails across RMNP. Visitors are reminded to check trail descriptions and conditions before heading out. It is important to know what to expect and in some cases, what activity and experience level is best suited for your group. Find these 11 winter maps online at https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/mb/riding/visit/activ4 :

  • Moose
  • Deep Lake
  • Crawford
  • Hilton
  • Moon Lake
  • Bead Lakes
  • Wasagaming
  • Grey Owl
  • Lake Katherine
  • Oak Ridge
  • East Gate

Winter camping is an option for everyone in RMNP. Make it easy on yourself and choose one of our nine winterized oTENTiks in the Wasagaming Campground and at Moon Lake. The oTENTiks are available for rent through the Parks Canada Reservation System online at https://reservation.pc.gc.ca.

Winter safety is a shared responsibility. Thin ice may exist anywhere and at any time in the winter season. Assess ice thickness and never go onto ice alone. Hypothermia is a risk when temperatures drop and visitors should always plan and prepare for their trip before they leave home. Parks Canada can help you prepare by assisting you with trip planning and providing you with information.

For more information visit https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/mb/riding or call the park line at 204-848-7275.