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Riding Mountain Visitor Centre Undergoing a Makeover

February 5, 2020 7:02 AM | News

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

WASAGAMING, Man. — Parks Canada is about to begin renovations on the visitor centre in Riding Mountain National Park.

The site has been closed since last fall and hasn’t seen a major upgrade in more than 25 years.

Many elements of the heritage building are either outdated or in need of repair.

“The site will be most heavily impacted throughout the winter of 2020. As this work is weather dependant, there is a possibility that construction could extend to the spring of 2020,” Parks Canada said in a release.

“An alternative space will be used to provide visitor services and programming.”

Key upgrades include renewing the interpretive exhibits, re-designing the visitor service reception area, accommodate for a Parks Canada merchandise store, improve accessibility to the building and the grounds, install new inclusive washroom facilities, update the audiovisual equipment, improve the building to easily host events, repair and upgrade the roof, and install geothermal heating and cooling.

Construction will begin later this month and is being funded through the Federal Infrastructure Investment program.