By Sarah Klein
The Manitoba government is waiving park entry fees for all provincial parks during the month of February.
Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh says there is still plenty to do outdoors, despite not having as much snow on the ground as in previous years.
“We have groomed trails for snowmobiles, skijoring and cross-country skiing, as well as great places for hiking or snowshoeing,” Mackintosh said.
Trail grooming reports are updated every Thursday throughout the winter so people can plan their outdoor adventure. Maps of winter trails and updated reports can be found at ManitobaParks.com. SnoPasses are still required for snowmobilers using groomed trails in provincial parks.
Interpreters are also on-site in several locations to help visitors make the most of what the parks have to offer, the minister said. Interpretive programs are free and offered year round in Birds Hill, Spruce Woods and Whiteshell provincial parks.