We welcome your input. If you know of other special events taking place in or around Riding Mountain National Park that will have a regional draw, please call 204-848-7275, or email rmnp.info@pc.gc.ca

December 19, 2017 - Riding Mountain National Park Christmas Bird Count

Owl in a tree

Join us in this great birding tradition! 

Local rivalries and the long history of the count (since 1900 internationally and since 1970 at Riding Mountain National Park) have made it one of the biggest social and sporting events in the birding world! Participants will take part in a pre-count orientation session, and then will join Park Biologists, Interpreters and Birders for the whole or half-day (or as long as you like!) to count and identify birds along specific routes. 

The Christmas Bird Count is volunteer based, so any member of the public may participate; all are welcome, beginners and experienced bird watchers alike. It's a fantastic day with a great group of local people. If you are new to "birding" this is probably the best way to start learning. 

Your contributions represent a valuable resource for learning more about bird behaviour and bird conservation.  Call 848-7226 to register and for more information.


December 23, 2017: Guided Snowshoe to a Bear Den

Guided Snowshoe to a Bear Den

Join a Parks Canada interpreter for a guided snowshoe to a bear den! 11:00am & 2:00 pm. Must register in advance at the Friends Learning Centre 154 Columbine in Wasagaming as space is limited.


December 23, 2017: Winter Xplorer Program Launch

Winter Xplorer Program Launch

Winter Xplorer Program Launch. New Winter Xplorer Program for this winter season. Become a certified Parks Canada Xplorer while Xploring the Wasagaming Townsite in the WINTER! Receive your mission at the Friends Learning Centre, 154 Columbine in Wasagaming.


December 27, 2017: Anishinabe Tea and Bannock

Anishinabe Tea and Bannock

Anishinabe Tea and Bannock. Enjoy a hot drink and some bannock around the campfire with Des, our Cultural Interpreter, as we talk about winter, the Anishinabe of Riding Mountain and life on the land. 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Friends Learning Centre, 154 Columbine in Wasagaming.


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2018 Events 

February 9-11, 2018 – Winter Adventure Weekend

Kite surfing on Clear Lake

Cure your cabin fever with three days of winter fun during Riding Mountain National Park’s Winter Adventure Weekend. This annual celebration of all-things-winter, brings the whole community together to throw an unforgettable festival. Participate in a guided snowshoe, skate under twinkle lights, warm-up with a drink by the fire, or enjoy an evening of live music. More details coming soon!


July 1, 2018 – Canada Day

Girl with Canadian flags

Join us to celebrate Canada on Treaty 2 and the crossroads of Treaties 1 and 4 Territory. We’re planning a full day of fun activities that will keep everyone in your family busy! Start your day by welcoming new Canadians into Canada at a morning citizenship ceremony, then enjoy a full afternoon of multicultural entertainment. More details coming soon!

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