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Riding Mountain National Park
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Location Wasagaming, Manitoba, Canada
Address 135, Wasagaming Dr, Wasagaming, Manitoba R0J 2H0, Canada
Lat, Long 50.811527, -100.203858
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Phone Number 204-848-7275
Description Riding Mountain National Park is a national park in Manitoba, Canada. The park sits atop the Manitoba Escarpment. Consisting of a protected area 2,969 km2 (1,146 sq mi),[1] the forested parkland stands in sharp contrast to the surrounding prairie farmland. The park is home to wolves, moose, elk, black bears, hundreds of bird species, countless insects and a captive bison herd. It is most easily reached by Highway 10 which passes through the park. The south entrance is at the townsite of Wasagaming, which is the only commercial centre within the park boundaries. The park was first protected in 1929 and had much of its public infrastructure created during the 1930s by labourers participating in Canada's great depression relief programs. Much of this early construction survives to this day. During World War II it was home to a prisoner of war camp which has since been dismantled. In 1986, Riding Mountain was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
Keywords MB, Park, Trails, Wildlife, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Cycling, Fishing, Boating, Picnic
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2012-06-22
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