Asessippi Ski Area and Winter Park, nestled deep in the Shell River Valley near Inglis, offers 25 runs for downhill skiing and snowboarding, with half-pipe and two terrain parks. There are three chair lifts, one quad, two triple lifts, three surface tows and one snow carpet. The winter park offers three downhill snowtubing runs (ride up and slide down — no effort required!). With its charming winter village, the resort was the recipient of the Best New Attraction 2000 by Attractions Canada.
Bed and Breakfast Manitoba is the official guide to B&B's in the province of Manitoba.
Geocaching site for Riding Mountain National Park and area.
Travel and visitor information for the communities of Erickson, Onanole and Wasagaming (in Riding Mountain National Park).
In the 1930s there were over 6,000 grain elevators in western Canada; now there are fewer than 850. At Inglis, the last remaining row of five standard plan grain elevators has been carefully restored. Guided tours, interpretive centre and arts and crafts gift shop.
Explore this website for information on camping, reservations, special programs, maps and the latest park news.
Manitoba Parks is takes online reservations for campsites, cabins, yurts and group use areas around the province.
The Manitoba Recreational Trail Association (MRTA) is the official body overseeing the coordination of the building of the Trans Canada Trail in the province.
A network of Manitoba's rural tourism regions.
Riding Mountain National Park, established in 1933, will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2008. This website has details of the events planned to commemorate this milestone.
Manitoba's first national park achieved this status in 1930. It had previously been set aside as a forest reserve, amid the rapid deforestation of the surrounding area. The area of the Riding Mountains was held in great reverence by Native peoples. The townsite of Wasagaming was developed during the Great Depression by work crews hired through a federal relief program. Several impressive log constructions still exist from this era of the town’s development, giving the town a distinctive, rustic flavour. The park itself covers 3 078 sq. km (1,188 sq. miles), ranging from areas of open meadows to boreal forest, aspen parkland, and deciduous forest, besides the escarpment from which the park received its name. An abundance of wildlife can be found here, including deer, moose, elk, black bear, and beaver. There are also a few Great Gray owls and wolves in the park. A small bison herd is kept at Lake Audy (see below). The park offers unique experiences for families, photographers, birders and wildlife enthusiasts.
Campgrounds can be found throughout the park, and an extensive trail system offers a variety of scenic routes for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and birding. Over 400 km (250 miles) of summer trails and 260 km (163 miles) of cross-country ski trails are available.
Snoman is a non-profit organization representing 49 provincial snowmobiling clubs which maintain and groom over 11,000 km of Manitoba's scenic trails.
Manitoba's official tourism agency.