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.
VISIT Riding Mountain National Park:
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|
|Hours||Open daily, 8am - 8pm|
|Entrance Fee||Free - $8, depending on age|
|Learn More||Official 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.
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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.
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:
|Ski Valley||Minnedosa, MB||1,968 ft||30%||62 km|
|Asessippi Ski Area & Resort||Inglis, MB||1,814 ft||35%||92 km|
|Duck Mountain Ski Area||Kamsack, SK||1,001 ft||33%||134 km|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight.
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.
|Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International Airport||YWG||Winnipeg, MB||225 km|
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.
|Dauphin Barker Airport||YDN||Dauphin, MB||26 km|
|Brandon Municipal Airport||YBR||Brandon, MB||106 km|
|Berens River Airport||YBV||Berens River, MB||266 km|
|Lac Du Bonnet Airport||YAX||Lac Du Bonnet, MB||291 km|
|Minot International Airport||MOT||Minot, ND||303 km|
|Regina International Airport||YQR||Regina, SK||330 km|
|The Pas Airport||YQD||The Pas, MB||352 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.