Parkland Tourism Association | Manitoba, Canada

Only in the Parkland

Riding Mountain National park is Manitoba's first national park. It will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2008.

Wasagaming, which means "clear water", was the winning entry in a contest held to name the townsite in Riding Mountain National Park.

Manitoba's highest point, Baldy Mountain, is located in Duck Mountain Provincial Park. The Mountain rises to 831.2 m (2,727 feet) above sea level.

Manitoba's only indoor wave pool is located at the Parkland Recreation Complex in Dauphin.

A replica of the famous Grotto at Lourdes, France can be seen at Ste. Rose du Lac.

The Parkland Region has over 10 000 km2 (3,900 mile2) of provincial and federal parks and forest reserves.

The Negrych Farmstead, a national historic site near Gilbert Plains, has the oldest and most complete set of farm buildings on the continent built in the Ukrainian style of the Carpathian Mountain region.

The Inglis Elevators National Historic Site of Canada, at Inglis, is the last remaining row of vintage 1920s standard-plan grain elevators in Canada.

A stone cross and commemorative plaque near Trembowla mark the site of the first Ukrainian Catholic mass to be held in Canada, in 1897.

The Park Theatre, in Riding Mountain National Park, is the only log cinema built in a Canadian national park.

Kettle Stones Provincial Park is the only place in Manitoba where kettle stones can be observed in their original setting.