Riding Mountain National Park will host its first Pride Week celebration later this summer.
But instead of a traditional parade, the park will be celebrating all week, September 5-10.
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.
Repair work is continuing on Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park.
Parks Canada is advising travellers of construction near kilometre marker 48 in the park, which is expected to continue until May.
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.
Work is underway in Riding Mountain National Park to remove trees planted on native grassland some 50 years ago.
Park officials say the work in the Clear Lake area is to help protect homes, cottages and businesses from wildfire.
A three-year-old girl was flown to Winnipeg Thursday after nearly drowning in a swimming pool at a Manitoba resort.
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.
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.
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.
The federal government committed $8.8 million in infrastructure funding to Riding Mountain National Park on Wednesday.
The Canada Day funding announcement was made by Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette MP Robert Sopuck, which will cover rehabilitation and renovations at several locations within and adjacent to the Wasagaming townsite.