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Manitoba’s Parks, Campgrounds Set to Open for the Season

Manitoba’s Parks, Campgrounds Set to Open for the Season

By Sarah Klein

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Another camping season is about to get underway in Manitoba as provincial parks open their gates to visitors ahead of the May long weekend.

Some recreational areas will open on Friday, with all provincial campgrounds set to open on May 19.

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Manitoba Implements Staggered Campground Bookings

Manitoba Implements Staggered Campground Bookings

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WINNIPEG — Booking a campground site in Manitoba on the morning reservations open can sometimes feel like competing in an Olympic sport. Fast fingers, Internet browser queues, and rapidly hitting ‘redial’ seem like the norm.

The Manitoba government is hoping to alleviate some of that stress and frustration by introducing staggered bookings.

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Manitoba Extending Camping Season into Fall

Manitoba Extending Camping Season into Fall

By Sarah Klein

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(Autumn camping image via Shutterstock)

A pilot project by the Manitoba government is extending the season of several campgrounds around the province.

Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff said public feedback was the reason behind the trial program, which will have some campgrounds open until Thanksgiving.

“The public has told us they want more time to explore the great outdoors in many parts of our province and we want to find ways to make that happen,” Nevakshonoff said.

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Wasagaming Campground to Get 20 New oTENTiks

Wasagaming Campground to Get 20 New oTENTiks

Richard Dupuis, visitor experience manager, shows off the newest addition to the Wasagaming Campground: the oTENTik tents in Riding Mountain National Park. (HANDOUT)
Richard Dupuis, visitor experience manager, shows off oTENTik tents at Wasagamaing Campground in Riding Mountain National Park. (HANDOUT)

Riding Mountain National Park will get 20 additional oTENTiks this summer.

The popular camping-style structures will be in the Wasagaming Campground as part of improvements announced by Parks Canada on Monday.

Further improvements in the campground include eight renovated washroom buildings and more than 200 improved sites. For the 2016 camping season, over 130 existing sites will be upgraded to have water and electrical utility services.

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Open Season on Fall Camping in Manitoba

By David Klassen

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(Autumn camping image via Shutterstock)

The summer-like weather may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean camping has to.

Manitoba’s parks remain open for business and the province is encouraging people to take advantage of its campsites and numerous interpretive programs.

Several provincial park campgrounds, group-use areas, cabins and yurts remain available throughout the fall season. Some campgrounds remain open as late as Thanksgiving. Continue Reading

Provincial Park Passes Now Available at Manitoba Liquor Marts

CampingNeed to pick up a park pass? Grab a cold one while you’re there.

Manitoba Provincial Park Passes are now available for sale at Manitoba Liquor Marts, the province announced Friday.

“The addition of more retail outlets now makes it simpler and more convenient for park visitors to buy their pass while they get ready to visit Manitoba’s provincial parks,” reads a statement from the province.

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Campgrounds Open in Riding Mountain National Park

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Riding Mountain National Park has opened all of its campgrounds for the season.

More than 400 serviced and unserviced sites are available for booking at the Wasagaming Campground, including 10 oTENTiks, which is a spacious wood and canvas framed structure that can sleep six.

“Spring and summer is a special time for our visitors. We have a full complement of services and programs available and we invite visitors to discover what Riding Mountain National Park has to offer,” said RMNP superintendent Michaela Kent.

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How to Go Camping in Style This Summer

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(NC) — Our interests can be so varied when venturing into the great Canadian wilderness – and this includes our comfort.

For example, spending your vacation admiring one of the largest dark sky preserves in the world, or exploring the training site for a future mission to Mars, or even retracing the footsteps of the Kennedy family are all fascinating ideas, and now Parks Canada can elevate your experience with the addition of its state-of-the-art camping facilities. How about ending your day with your feet up on the front deck of one of its ‘oTENTik’ tents?

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