Riding Mountain National Park


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Riding Mountain National Park,

1,148 sq mi (2,973 sq km), SW Man., Canada, W of Lake Manitoba; est. 1929. A wooded region with small glacial lakes, on the highest part of the Manitoba escarpment, it is a recreation area and big-game sanctuary.
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Riding Mountain National Park

Address:General Delivery
Wasagaming, MB R0J2H0

Phone:204-848-7275
Fax:204-848-2596
Phone:800-707-8480
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/mb/riding
Size: 2,968 sq. km.
Established: 1933.
Location:Highway 10 connects Brandon, 95 km to the south, with Wasagaming (the park's visitor services center) and continues to Dauphin, 13 km beyond the park's northern border. From the east, Highway 19 enters the park through the scenic escarpment region.
Facilities:Visitor center, 5 family campgrounds, backcountry campsites, 400 km of hiking, biking, and horse trails; Wasagaming, the park's townsite, offers a full range of visitor services including accommodations, restaurants and shopping.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, wildlife viewing, guided hikes and interpretive programs, junior naturalist program, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Forming part of the Manitoba Escarpment, park is situated at the crossroads where habitats characteristic of eastern, western, and northern Canada meet and mingle in a diverse pattern of forest and grasslands, hills and valleys. It offers the greatest mix of wildlife and plants in southwestern Manitoba, including 60 species of mammals and 260 species of birds. It also features a captive bison herd and some of the highest concentrations of moose and elk in the area.

See other parks in Manitoba.
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Wolves, Canis lupus, killing denning black bears, Ursus americanus, in Riding Mountain National Park area.
Material examined.--CANADA: Quebec: Riviere-du-Loup, Ile Verte [47[degrees]50'N, 69[degrees]32'W], 6 [??], 6 [??] (CNC); Pontiac, Les Collines- de-l'Outaouais, Pare de la Gatineau, Lac Brown [45[degrees]36'N, 75[degrees]55'W], 1 [??] (CNC); Ilesde-la-Madeleine [47[degrees]24'N, 61[degrees]47'W], 1 (CNC); Manitoba: Riding Mountain National Park [46[degrees]41'N, 60[degrees]28'W], 1 [??] (CNC); Alberta: Athabasca [54[degrees]45'N, 113[degrees]35'W], 1 (DJB).
Dans cet article, les auteurs presentent les resultats d'un programme pilote prometteur utilisant diverses methodes pour mettre sur pied une strategie et un cadre de surveillance des impacts dans le Riding Mountain National Park. Ce programme met l'accent sur les elements particuliers au cas: le lieu, les gens, et le processus, qui contribuent a la mise en oeuvre et au maintien du programme.
In Riding Mountain National Park, home to thousands of moose and elk, a simple drive through the park can offer you a view of these magnificent animals.
Consider Elkhom Resort and Conference Centre for your next meeting, located next to spectacular Riding Mountain National Park. This 150-acre resort features meeting facilities for groups of up to 200, accommodating guests in single lodge-style rooms with fireplaces or two- and three-bedroom chalets sporting fully equipped kitchens and sundecks.
For tourists tired of the rampant commercialism plaguing most tourist destinations, Shawenequanape Kipichewin camp, located at Lake Katherine in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba, is a guaranteed antidote.
He was instrumental in advancing archeological work at the Camp Hughes training site on the edge of the Carberry sandhills, and at the Whitewater Prisoner of War Camp in Riding Mountain National Park. Recently, he collaborated in producing a trilogy of documentary films entitled "WarPaths," in which he explored connections between men from his hometown of Boissevain and their valiant service during the First World War.
My labyrinth garden at my cottage at Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park, MB actually started with thread.
Riding Mountain National Park is an island of pine, aspen, spruce and bunchgrass prairie that sprawls along the edge of a glacial escarpment in Manitoba.
The camp is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Katherine in Manitoba's Riding Mountain National Park. The corporation signed a 10-year lease agreement with Parks Canada for the use of the site, the first agreement of its kind in the country.