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Things to Do

Riding Mountain National Park boasts an endless array of activities to create a fun and memorable getaway. Choose from outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping and observing wildlife in their natural habitat, including watching bison roam at Lake Audy Bison Enclosure. The town of Wasagaming has many relaxing options including shopping, dining, biking, golfing and relaxing on the beach.

En route to Riding Mountain, plan to travel through Dauphin for a history lesson on Manitoba’s Ukrainian roots. Experience Selo Ukrainian Heritage Village which showcases early farm life and visit any of the many unique Ukrainian cathedral-style churches. Built in the style of an 18th century fur trade post, Fort Dauphin Museum gives you the opportunity to take a walk through history.

Location: Riding Mountain National Park | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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Where to Stay

Plan on staying awhile. Choose from camping sites, rental cabins, or hotels such as the Elkhorn Resort at Clearlake or Best Western Plus in Dauphin. If you want a unique “glamping” experience, rent an oTENTik in Riding Mountain National Park. With a wooden structure and canvas cover, this cozy option requires no assembly and can sleep up to six. Trailhead Ranch Bed & Breakfast that offers horseback ride trails and multi-day trips into Riding Mountain Park. Camping options are also available.

Location: Riding Mountain National Park | Photo credit: Wander The Map/Travel Manitoba

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Places to Eat

Prefer not to cook over a campfire every night? Delicious dining options await you. While in Dauphin, enjoy a meal at MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual, homemade pizza at Adelina’s, or visit Corrina’s on Main for a hearty breakfast or burger. Once you arrive in Wasagaming, plan a visit to White House Bakery and Restaurant for decadent cinnamon buns. Delight in Italian classics at TR McKoy’s or try a bison burger at the Wig Wam. Board The Martese cruise ship for a dinner cruise. Need a sweet treat? Stop in for ice cream at The Boardwalk on Clear Lake and be sure to visit The Sugar Shop candy store.

Location: Riding Mountain National Park | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

This map showcases our suggested route to explore Riding Mountain National Park. You can also change your starting point and destination to accommodate where you're travelling from and other sites you may want to explore along the way.

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While You’re There

Here are some of CAA’s favourite stops on this trip.

Dauphin

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Dining at TR McKoy’s

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Elkhorn Resort & Spa

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Hiking to Grey Owls Cabin

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Hiking Brule Trail

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Lake Audy Bison Enclosure

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Town of Wasagaming

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