The Riding Mountain National Park

1929 ( Manitoba-Par Geocentroid=50.86N, 100.08W) 2.973 km

Background information



Riding Mountain was first called Fort Dauphin Hill. the first settlers were Robert Campbell and his son Glen Lyon. Some important features are the Southern Boreal Plains and plateaux ( National Region), Fescue Prairie, Shoal Lake Marsh community, Manitoba Escarpment, snake Hibernacula, Okanesse cemetery .ecozone= the cropland of the southern Prairies and the forests of the Boreal Plains.


"The Parks are hereby dedicated to the people of Canada for their benefit, education and enjoyment...and shall be maintained and made use of so as to leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of the future generations." National Parks Act, 1930.



The predicted temperature changes are(degrees Celsius):


  • Spring = 2 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Summer= 1 degree to 6 degree
  • Fall= 2 degrees to 4 degrees
  • Winter= 2 degrees to 8 degrees



The predicted precipitation changes are(increase/decrease%):


  • Spring= 4 to 26
  • Summer= -29 to 18
  • Fall= -7 to 24
  • Winter= -9 to 14
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come to Riding Mountain National Park and enjoy our fun activities

Riding Mountain National Park offers a large variety of different activities. It is great for camping, taking a hike/ biking on the Manitoba Escarpment, boating/canoeing/ kayaking, car touring, fishing, geocaching, golfing, horse back riding, horse drawn wagon, scuba diving/swimming, tennis, wildlife viewing/viewpoints, ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, traction kiting, have a great energy full ski day on our cross country ski trails, fun beach day, and an amazing outdoor concert on Clear Lake
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