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Ottawa Investing $5.9M in Upgrades to Riding Mountain National Park

Ottawa Investing $5.9M in Upgrades to Riding Mountain National Park

Clear Lake Visitor Centre
The Riding Mountain National Park visitor centre in Wasagaming, Manitoba will be overhauled. (DISCOVERCLEARLAKE.COM)

The federal government is spending $5.9 million on upgrades throughout Riding Mountain National Park, including an overhaul of the visitor centre.

The visitor centre in the heart of Wasagaming, Manitoba will be completely renewed with new exhibits, improvements to the layout of the visitor reception area, and will have its park gift shop moved into the main lobby area. The multi-purpose theatre will see new technologies installed to accommodate live performances, interpretive programs and small group bookings.

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Portion of Highway 10 Down to One Lane Through Riding Mountain

Portion of Highway 10 Down to One Lane Through Riding Mountain

Riding Mountain National Park
The original gate entering Riding Mountain National Park. (TRAVEL MANITOBA)

Repair work on a section of Highway 10 has traffic reduced to one lane through Riding Mountain National Park.

Visitors travelling through the park are asked to be prepared for single lane alternating traffic, possible delays, speed reductions to 40 km/hour, and traffic control personnel between kilometre markers 46 to 50. Road repairs are taking place at KM 48.

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Girl, 3, Nearly Drowns at Manitoba Resort

Girl, 3, Nearly Drowns at Manitoba Resort

Elkhorn Resort Pool
A three-year-old girl nearly drowned in this pool at the Elkhorn Resort near Riding Mountain National Park on Thursday, August 4, 2016. (BOOKING.COM)

A three-year-old girl was flown to Winnipeg Thursday after nearly drowning in a swimming pool at a Manitoba resort.

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Mandatory Boat Inspections Continuing in Riding Mountain National Park

Mandatory Boat Inspections Continuing in Riding Mountain National Park

Zebra Mussels - Boat
A boat washing station in Clear Lake (PARKS CANADA)

Free watercraft inspections are continuing this season at Riding Mountain National Park as Parks Canada works to keep aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels, out of park waters.

RMNP is reminding visitors that all motorized and non-motorized watercraft entering park waters are required to undergo an inspection.

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Vandals Topple Topiary Moose in Clear Lake

Vandals Topple Topiary Moose in Clear Lake

Topiary Moose - Riding Mountain National Park
A topiary moose in Riding Mountain National Park was toppled over and broken overnight Wednesday into Thursday. (RMNP / FACEBOOK)
Topiary Moose - Riding Mountain National Park
The topiary moose in Riding Mountain National Park during happier times. (RMNP / FACEBOOK)

Vandals are said to be responsible for the destruction of a topiary moose in Riding Mountain National Park.

The moose sat in front of the visitor centre in the Clear Lake townsite before it was recently moved to an intersection a couple blocks north.

The park shared the news on its Facebook page, saying the vandalism occurred sometime overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

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New Amenities Coming to Riding Mountain National Park

New Amenities Coming to Riding Mountain National Park

Clear Lake
The Wasagaming townsite in Riding Mountain National Park. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Visitors to Riding Mountain National Park this summer are in store for vast improvements.

Parks Canada is introducing new visitor experiences, expanded Indigenous interpretive programming and fat bike rentals.

“We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning visitors for what promises to be an exciting year ahead,” said Richard Dupuis, visitor experience manager with RMNP.

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