That’s in addition to the free entry into all national parks this year to celebrate Canada 150 – We have two national parks and seven historic sites in our province in case you’re wondering. If you’re headed out to Riding Mountain National Park they have lots of great events lined up from sun-rise (well almost) to sundown on Saturday.
There are some fun activities going on at a park near you including:
While park entry is gratis is weekend, there are some things you may still have to pay for
- Camping, backcountry and other accommodations;
- Reservation fees;
- Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission;
- Some special event fees;
- Backcountry overnight use.
Nightly camping fees in Manitoba range from $11.55 – $23.10 for basic services and $23.10-$28.35 for full service sites.
Bird’s Hill Park is also celebrating 50 years this weekend. The officially opened on July 13th 1967. This one is nice because it’s super close to the city and they’ll have cake! Aside from the activities for Parks Day, try hiking one of their many trails, or biking into the park via the Duff Roblin Parkway Trail. If you park at the Garven Road lot it’s a beautiful ride through the grasslands and across the floodway and less than 10kms into the park.
The next FREE weekend isn’t until September Long Weekend – so you should probably take advantage this month! Other freebies at Manitoba Parks include the entire month of February and Family Fishing Weekend in June.