We’ve pasted a message from our friends at Riding Mountain National Park below. If you’re not already aware Riding Mountain offers some of the most beautiful terrain in Manitoba to enjoy in the summer or winter, and is an especially great winter destination for skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.
This holiday season they will be offering many free programs for you to enjoy. Stop in at Olympia on your way out of town to pick up a good set of gloves, a headlamp for winter hiking, some energy bars or drinks for mid snowshoe refuelling, and much more.
Riding Mountain National Park Winter Experiences
Join park interpreters for unparalleled winter experiences in RMNP! Relax
with your family around a warm campfire after a snowshoe walk through the
forest looking for evidence of winter wildlife.
Saturday December 18th
2:00-4:00pm -Animal Tracking Snowshoe /Hike -Meet at Brule trailhead
7:00pm – Murder Mystery Winter Campfire -Meet at Wasagaming skating rink
Tuesday December 21nd
9:00am- Christmas Bird Count – Pre-registration requested.
Wednesday December 22th
2:00-4:00pm- Animal Tracking Snowshoe- Meet at Arrowhead trailhead
7:00pm -Murder Mystery Winter Campfire -Meet at Wasagaming skating rink
Sunday December 26th
2:00pm -Murder Mystery Winter Campfire – at Friends learning Centre
7:00pm -Moonlight Snowshoe Walk – Meet at Friends Learning Centre
Wednesday December 29th
2:00pm -Animal Tracking Hike -Meet at Brule trail head
7:00pm -Campfire – Meet at Wasagaming skating rink cook shack.
Saturday January 1st
2:00-4:00pm -Murder Mystery Winter Campfire – at Friends learning Centre
7::00pm – Moonlight Snowshoe Walk-Meet at Friends Learning Centre
Snowshoes are provided for the first 20 people attending the
interpreter-guided snowshoe walks. Call 848-7275 for more information.
Animal Tracking Snowshoe /Hike- Reveal a fascinating story of life in
winter while learning to identify animal tracks and signs.
Murder Mystery Winter Campfire –Join us around the campfire while you
investigate and discover clues that help you uncover the Riding Mountain
winter murder mystery.
Christmas Bird Count- Count Birds for Science! –Join Park Biologists,
Interpreters and Birders in this grand birding tradition. Volunteers will
count and identify birds along specific routes. Your contributions
represent a valuable resource for learning more about bird behaviour and
Moonlight Snowshoe Walk- A white expanse of snow blanketing the forest, the
moon creeping up through the silhouettes of tress, and the stars twinkling
overhead all set the scene for our guided Moonlight Snowshoe Walks.
Don’t forget -The Skating Park and Snow Hill – Day or night, this
beautifully lit skating rink and trail through the forest is located behind
the Visitor Centre. There is an on-site warming shelter with wood stove,
picnic tables and heated washroom open year round.
– Cross-country skiing – With over 200 km of packed and groomed
cross-country ski trail, there are many options for everyone. Warming
shelters are located at Whirlpool Lake; along Lake Katherine, Crawford
Creek, Moon Lake and Grey Owl trails
– Snowshoeing- Snowshoeing in RMNP is truly amazing! The beauty lies in
creating your own trail anywhere, at any time, allowing you to explore many
special nooks in the park. If you prefer, there are also 100km of
designated snowshoe trails.