From hanging out with bison to taking a fat bike on awesome forest trails, here’s our list of the best things to do in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba.
The central provinces of Canada are some of the least-visited, yet most interesting, destinations in the country.
Known as the Prairies, the huge expanses of flat land that make up the interior are often skipped by travellers who tend to focus more on the mountains of the west or the bustling and historic cities in the east.
We have travelled across the country by campervan twice, and we too are ashamed to admit that on these times we breezed through, with our sights set on further locales.
This time though things were different, and when we happened to find ourselves in Manitoba for a week of road trip exploration, we were excited to discover the highlights of this incredible province.
After spending a couple of days seeking out the best things to do in Winnipeg, and a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the legendary Falcon Trails Resort, we drove out to one of two national parks in Manitoba, Riding Mountain National Park.
Located 100km north of Brandon, and 250km from Winnipeg, Riding Mountain National Park is a favourite holiday destination for Manitobans and foreign tourists alike.
With the quirky little village of Wasagaming acting as the main hub, filled with nice cafes, restaurants and possibly the best gelato in the province, it’s a great spot to call home for a few days, or more.
Things to Do in Riding Mountain National Park
We spent two nights there, and found plenty of amazing things to do in Riding Mountain National Park that could have kept us occupied for a week longer.
If you’re planning a trip here and wondering what to do in Riding Mountain National Park, our list will help get you ready for a perfect trip!
Visit the Lake Audy Bison Enclosure
The provincial animal of Manitoba is the plains bison, and they may just be one of the most impressive, and intimidating, creatures in the country!
You’ll see the silhouette of the bison everywhere in Manitoba – on signs, on car registration plates, hanging in stores, and with this kind of display, you might think they’re as common as chipmunks.
The truth is though the chances of seeing a bison in the wild are extremely rare, however your best…