Manitoba’s Parkland – Where Memories are Made
From the moment you arrive, until the last seconds of your visit to the Parkland, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. Manitoba’s Parkland is the perfect destination for the outdoor enthusiast. Here you’ll find picturesque lakes and streams set amongst vast forests, providing recreational opportunities for anglers and paddlers alike. You’ll hike or bike on scenic trails and experience the back-country on horseback. You’ll climb to Manitoba’s highest point, Mt. Baldy at Duck Mountain Provincial Park. You’ll gaze east from the Manitoba Escarpment where, on a clear day, you might catch a glimpse of Lake Manitoba over 60 km away. You’ll be awestruck by the landscape, the endless Prairie sky, and the warm summer sun. You’ll want to stay another day. This is Manitoba’s Parkland… let the adventure begin.
The fun doesn’t stop when the snow flies. You can find fun things to do and great events to attend throughout the winter. Manitoba’s Parkland is home to two downhill skiing areas: Asessippi Ski Area & Resort, located near Inglis, and Thunder Hill Ski Club and Lodge, located northwest of Duck Mountain Provincial Park near Benito. Cross-country skiing is also a great way to spend time in the great outdoors. You’ll find groomed trails at Riding Mountain National Park, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, and the nearby communities of Roblin and McCreary, to name a few.
Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity, allowing visitors to venture into the back-country along scenic trails. More than 3,300 kilometres (2,050 miles) of trails criss-cross the Parkland and are maintained by local snowmobile clubs. These clubs host event throughout the winter, including popular snowmobile poker derbies.
And don’t forget the ice fishing! Ice huts dot the Parkland’s lakes every winter, sheltering anglers from the weather as they fish for northern pike, walleye, and perch. Feeling lucky? Take part in one of the Parkland’s ice-fishing derbies.