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Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada

Moose crossing, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba © Craig Fast

Manitoba: flat, dull and cold, right? Wrong! Riding Mountain National Park straddles the hilly Manitoba Escarpment. Fescue grasslands, boreal forests, aspen parkland and groves of maple, oak and elm sit alongside ponds, marshland meadows and streams. Moose, black bears, beavers, elk, wolves, coyotes and hundreds of bird species live here.

Riding Mountain is one of Manitoba’s two national parks. As well as the wildlife spotting opportunities, it is full of lakes warm enough to swim in (in summer, naturally), and the gateway town, Wasagaming, is a great place to base yourself for a holiday.


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