Riding Mountain National Park, Manitobia

Travel Diary

Cruising through the prairies we made it to Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba. There are so many great national parks in Canada and this one was great. It looks different than you'd expect from a park in Manitoba because there is a lot of trees. We went from flat prairies to being in the park surrounded by forest. 

In the park, of course, we found more of the Parks Canada red chairs for our photo collection.


The camp had a campground and the oTentiks as well. We were only visiting the park for the day as we were looking to carry on our road trip.
One great thing about the park was the nice beach.
There were plenty of people out enjoying the beach for the day swimming, playing beach volleyball, and hanging out in the nice weather.

There was a sort of pier/boardwalk/dock area that we walked out on. It was really windy.

There were more red chairs for our photo collection. It felt like we were going to blow away. You can see how windy it was by the waves on the lake.

There were red chairs all over this park. Some of the parks only have one set but others have many of them.
After a nice time exploring the park, it was time for us to get back to our vehicle Wanderlust Jimmy.
We drove through the park a little longer before heading East on our journey across Canada.

On this cross Canada we have been very happy with all of the National Parks we've visited. If it weren't for the parks pass we might not have visited so many national parks. We think the free Canada 150 parks passes were a great idea in promoting the parks. We aren't completely certain of the reasoning behind giving out the passes for free in 2017 but it must be bringing in a lot of people and promoting the parks. Whatever the reason this has been a great year for a cross Canada road trip.

Check back next week for our post on the province of Manitoba. 

Comments

  1. National Parks in North America are fantastic. I can't wait until I get my Canadian roadtrip going to start seeing some of it for myself.

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    1. Absolutely. I hope you get a chance soon.

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  2. This park looks quite quaint and quiet. I would love to come here and get away from the urban sprawls. Loving the photos guys :)

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  3. I have never been to Canada but this is exactly how you picture it, I knew it is made up of lots of national Parks and it looks amazing to hire a camper van and go on a road trip. I love the red chairs!!

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    1. It is a great country for a road trip for sure.

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  4. My friend just moved to Canada and I'm gonna send this to him. I just told him about the Canada 150 where all National Park entries are free. Getting to camp in there would be the icing on the cake!

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    1. Yeah definitely. It's getting pretty cold now though so I hope your friend likes winter camping.

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  5. You mist have and nice time in Canada.. I'm proud of my country. Heard of the free park pass but I've not hears a good time to utilize it but I've friends who did. I think the idea is to encourage tourism. But whatever it is like you said its a good deal. And the faraway of the beach is amazing.

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    1. Absolutely. The parks pass is such a great deal.

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  6. Some nice "Red Chair Experience" you had in this park. I read about this idea a few months ago: National park staff put those chairs at some locations to surprise visitors and mark special places with an awe-inspiring view or as an "I made it!"-marker at the end of a rugged hike :)

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    1. It was great looking for the red chairs all over the country.

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  7. It certainly was a good year to visit the national parks of Canada. Now people are talking about them more! I'd never heard of Riding Mountain National Park before but I'll know of it now when I drive through Manitoba.

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    1. We saw more parks this summer than we ever had in the past. It was really cool.

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  8. Oh wow, some really cool photos. The National Parks across the US and Canada look fantastic. I'd love to visit a few!

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    1. Indeed. There are some great parks. We didn't make it to any in the USA though.

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