The Parkland is located in the west-central region of the province of Manitoba, Canada, approximately 180 km (112 miles) north of the United States border. The region is bordered by provincial trunk highway (PTH) #77 to the north, Lakes Winnipegosis and Manitoba to the East, PTH #45 to the south, and the Saskatchewan border to the west.
Arriving by Automobile
Access to the Parkland Region is available from the TransCanada Highway #1 and the Yellowhead Highway #16 from the south, via PTH #10 from the north, and along Saskatchewan highways #3, #5, #8, #10, #57 and #49 in the west.
A number of highways provide direct access to the Parkland. The main north/south highways are PTH #10, which connects with the TransCanada Highway #1 to the south at Brandon, and exits the Parkland approximately 390 km north near Mafeking (an approx. 5 hour drive); and PTH #83, which extends north from the US border, entering the Parkland region near Russell, then straddling the Saskatchewan border as it winds its way north through Duck Mountain Provincial Park to Swan River in the north. PTH #5 bisects the region, extending from Roblin in the west, to Ste. Rose du Lac in the east, then south where it joins with the TransCanada Highway #1 at Carberry. PTH #20 provides access to eastern regions, extending north from Dauphin to Winnipegosis and then along the western shore of Lake Winnipegosis and west to Cowan where it joins with PTH#10.
Arriving by Air
Travelers arriving by air have a number of options, each of which will involve automobile or bus travel to complete the trip.
Flights arriving at Winnipeg, Manitoba. Manitoba’s capital, Winnipeg, is located approximately 275 km (171 miles; approximately a 3-1/2 hour drive) east of the southern entrance to Riding Mountain National Park. International and domestic flights are available daily to Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Automobile rentals are available at the airport, and Greyhound Canada’s Winnipeg bus terminal is located at the airport.
Flights arriving at Brandon, Manitoba. Manitoba’s second-largest city, Brandon, has daily air service from Calgary, Alberta, via WestJet Encore. Brandon is located approximately 100 km (60 miles) south of Riding Mountain National Park (approx. 1 hour drive) via PTH #10. The airport (McGill Field) is located approximately 4km (2.5 miles) north of the city. Rental cars are available through Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Brandon.
Perimeter Aviation provides air service to Manitoba’s north, with regularly scheduled flights from Winnipeg and Brandon to the city of Dauphin, Manitoba, the Parkland’s largest community, and home to Lt. Col W.G. (Billy) Barker, VC Airport.
Greyhound Canada provides bus service from Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba, to destinations in the Parkland, including Onanole, Dauphin, Swan River and more.