Passes and permits

Riding Mountain National Park

Riding Mountain National Park entry and service fees help support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit, you are investing in the park — and in a legacy for future generations.

What is a park pass?
Where do my park pass fees go?
What pass options are available? 
Who needs to purchase a park pass? 
How much does a park pass cost? 
Where can I buy a fishing permit and Park Pass outside of Riding Mountain National Park?
Business licences and other permits

What is a Park Pass?

A Park Pass is a permit to visit a national park. Park pass fees help pay for scenic parkways, day use areas, trails, public safety, education and information services. Fees remain in the national park or national historic site where they are collected.

Where do my Park Pass fees go?

All revenues from Park Passes remain in the location in which they are collected and help maintain the places and services that national and international visitors use most – including scenic parkways, day use areas, trails and public safety, education and information services.

Canadian tax dollars help Parks Canada create, maintain and restore National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas. Parks Canada tries to ensure good value for visitors and fair economic return for taxpayers while upholding its mandate.

What pass options are available?

Daily passes 

  • Valid until 1:00 pm on the day after purchase 
  •  Can be purchased on site

Annual Discovery Passes 

  • Valid for a full year from until the end of calendar month from date purchased 
  • Provide entry into more than 100 National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites 
  • Can be purchased on site or online

Who needs to purchase a Park Pass?

Purchase a pass if:

  • You are spending time in a national park (e.g. road trips, camping, backcountry adventures, visits to picnic sites and viewpoints, stops in towns and villages)  

Do not purchase a pass if:

  • You are travelling through the parks without stopping – except on scenic parkways. Please check your speed.

How much does a Park Pass cost?

Daily Park Passes and Annual Discovery Passes are available for adults, seniors, youth, and families or groups. Special daily rates are also available for commercial and school groups. Complete list of fees 

Where can I buy a fishing permit and Park Pass outside of Riding Mountain National Park?

  • Mountain View Esso (Passes and fishing permits)
    1474 Main St. S.
    Dauphin MB R7N 1M8

  • Five & Fifty Tempo (Passes and fishing permits)
    300 Mountainview Dr.
    McCreary MB R0J 1B0

  • Friends of the RMNP (Passes and fishing permits)
    154 Columbine St.
    Wasagaming MB 

  • Elkhorn Resort (Passes and fishing permits)
    Wasagaming MB

CAA Manitoba (Passes)

  • 870 Empress St.
    Winnipeg MB
    R3C 2Z3

  • 501 St. Anne’s Rd
    Winnipeg MB
    R2M 3E5

  • 1555 Regent Ave W
    Winnipeg MB
    R2C 4J2

  • 305 18th St N
    Brandon MB
    R7A 6Z2

BY PHONE OR ONLINE (Annual Discovery Pass only):

Call 1-888-773-8888 to purchase your Annual Discovery Pass by phone. You can also purchase your pass online. Please allow 5-10 business days for delivery in Canada and in the USA. Passes will be mailed out the following business day.

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