Riding Mountain NP

Riding Mountain National Park

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VISIT Riding Mountain National Park:

Riding Mountain National Park is home to a staggering diversity of living things in southwest Manitoba. The park is home to windswept grasslands and deep, silent forests, and lakes and wetlands teeming with animal life. Riding Mountain National Park is in Treaty 2 Territory, where the Anishinabe indigenous tribes call home.

Park Details

Riding Mountain National Park was established in 1929, and has a total area of 733,440 acres (1,146 square miles, or 2,969 square kilometers).

Address 133 Wasagaming Dr, Onanole, MB, R0J
Phone204-848-7275
HoursOpen daily, 8am - 8pm
Entrance FeeFree - $8, depending on age
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Riding Mountain National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Riding Mountain National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Riding Mountain National Park are September, July, June & August.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation191734428893676242362921
Avg Temp162030486272787866503119
Max Temp343648688087919384704836
Avg Temp041630425257564634196
Min Temp-23-18-9132438454229171-16
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Riding Mountain National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Riding Mountain National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Riding Mountain National Park.

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Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Riding Mountain National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ski ValleyMinnedosa, MB1,968 ft29%62 km
Asessippi Ski Area & ResortInglis, MB1,814 ft34%92 km
Duck Mountain Ski AreaKamsack, SK1,001 ft32%134 km

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Riding Mountain National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Riding Mountain National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International AirportYWGWinnipeg, MB225 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Riding Mountain National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Dauphin Barker AirportYDNDauphin, MB26 km
Brandon Municipal AirportYBRBrandon, MB106 km
Berens River AirportYBVBerens River, MB266 km
Lac Du Bonnet AirportYAXLac Du Bonnet, MB291 km
Minot International AirportMOTMinot, ND303 km
Regina International AirportYQRRegina, SK330 km
The Pas AirportYQDThe Pas, MB352 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.