Manitoba Campgrounds Make Magazine’s Shortlist

The sun sets on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Two Manitoba campgrounds have made the grade in Explore Magazine’s top 25 campsites in Canada list.

The Tulabi Falls Campground in Nopiming Provincial Park was ranked 10th for having  all the qualities of its southern neighbour, the Whiteshell. Another draw was that it’s a quiet destination and doesn’t have as many visitors as the Whiteshell.

“The park’s lakes and rivers combine into excellent canoe routes through the Canadian Shield on the Manitoba-Ontario border,” the magazine wrote. “A woodland caribou herd wanders its northern reaches and moose and wolves are commonly seen. With only 36 sites, Tulabi is not only the closest campground in the park to Winnipeg but also the most private, with its own beach right on the Bird River canoe route.”

Whirlpool Lake Campground in Riding Mountain National Park came in 11th for boasting welcoming tent-only, walk-in sites situated on a quiet lake. The campground is also located only 15 minutes from the Wasagaming townsite, and has some of the park’s best hiking trails nearby.