We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful Nature Experience, Great Trails in Canadian National Park”

Riding Mountain National Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 3, 2012

This Canadian National Park offers many very interesting walking trails, well-cared for campsites at a variety of locations throughout the park, very helpful Parks staff, opportunities to take your canoe out on small lakes & creeks and an interesting variety of wildlife. It is a a gem of a park to observe wildlife in their natural wild settings...Moose, White tail deer, Black bears, among the larger animals. We even had an inquisitive Pine martin watch us near one stream. It was September and the forest was full of Sapsuckers and we also saw beautiful Spruce grouse. The drive to Lake Audy is worthwhile as there is a herd of Bison near the lake. What a grand sight!
The Park headquarters and the Visitor Centre in the village of Wasagaming in the park offer much information and a knowledgeable staff. There is a variety of accomodation, good restaurants, a fine bakery and shops in the village.
We spent 3 days there, stayed at a comfortable Wasagaming motel, ate delicious breakfasts at the Bakery & enjoyed the various trails. They offer brochures with the trails described as to length and difficulty to help plan appropriately. It was a wonderful nature experience.

3  Thank Chanterelley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (198)
There are newer reviews for Riding Mountain National Park
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

177 - 181 of 198 reviews

Reviewed September 24, 2012

While we have visited this beautiful park on numerous occasions, each time I come I am impressed with its cleanliness, the opportunity to view wildlife, its simple beauty, the many trails to explore, the class of the business establishments and the numerous activities for all ages.

Our party consisted of four related families, ranging in age from early twenties to mid eighties. Each of us was able to acquire a site for our recreational vehicle in proximity to other party members.

I find the park staff to be more amicable than at other similar parks.

As an aside; you can’t enjoy this park if you don’t enjoy ice-cream.

1  Thank SeeLDee51
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 14, 2012

At least once a year I make the drive here as the Clear Lake Trail is my favourite mountain biking trail. There is a flat easy section going east from the Wasagaming townsite, and a more rugged trail that heads west to the far end of Clear Lake. Unfortunately high water levels have damaged a section of the trail, but it can still be crossed. There is lots of backcountry territory to explore as well: the trail to Grey Owl's cabin is also worthwhile, although not quite as scenic.

Besides biking, one can enjoy a nice beach, boating, camping, playground, and several shops and restaurants. Expect a taste of the atmosphere of the more famous Banff National Park without all the crowds and expense. (and despite the name, don't expect to see rugged mountains like in Banff and the other "mountain parks").

2  Thank Saskadon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Visited Riding mountain and clear lake again and it was a pleasant experience. The waves were a bit harsh and Kayaking was difficult on the Clear lake. Motor boats had no problem. We visited the Wishing well and though its a small place one can spend an hour. A good spot for pictures.

1  Thank travelingphysio g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The road from the East (historic) gate is extremely scenic. Stops at Whirlpool Lake and Lake Audy are worth the trip. Road conditions are excellent, for gravel roads.

2  Thank Shwaluks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Riding Mountain National Park also viewed

 
Wasagaming, Manitoba
Wasagaming, Manitoba
 

Been to Riding Mountain National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing