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Riding Mountain National Park Monitoring Watercraft for Invasive Species

Riding Mountain National Park Monitoring Watercraft for Invasive Species

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

The annual zebra mussel prevention program is now up and running for the season in Riding Mountain National Park.

Parks Canada staff will be on the lookout for any invasive species attached to motorboats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and inflatables entering RMNP waters.

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Potential Zebra Mussels Close Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Potential Zebra Mussels Close Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Zebra Mussels
Diesel and Handler Heather McCubbin inspect a boat for invasive species in this undated handout image. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The discovery of potential invasive zebra mussels has closed Whirlpool Lake and the campground area in Riding Mountain National Park until further notice.

Parks Canada says water samples taken this summer and fall tested positive for potential environmental DNA (eDNA) evidence of zebra mussels.

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Connected with Nature in Riding Mountain National Park

Connected with Nature in Riding Mountain National Park

Clear Lake
The shores of Clear Lake on the main beach in Riding Mountain National Park. (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Clear Lake
Sharing scenes like this, from the marina in Clear Lake, has never been easier with TELUS. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG, Man. — There’s something special about Riding Mountain National Park in the fall. Everything from the fallen leaves and light chill in the air, to the peacefulness of the Wasagaming townsite as businesses and cottages close up for the season.

A trip down Highway 10 to Clear Lake is often met with bouts of spotty cell phone reception in anticipation of sharing such lake-side moments with friends and family.

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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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