Discover the best top things to do in Wasagaming, Canada including Riding Mountain National Park, Clear Lake Golf Course, The Clear Lake Marina, Poplar Ridge Golf Course, Ominik March Trail, The Park Theatre, Kinosao Trail, Sugar Shop, Gorge Creek Trail, Escape the Final Countdown.
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4.5 based on 207 reviews
We visited this park in early July 2017. We were driving into the park and immediately saw a huge elk walk right in front of our car! Then we headed to the Bison Viewing Enclosure. We stopped at their lookout but saw no bison out in the field. it was quite hot and sunny. We left the lookout and drove about 2 minutes along the road in the enclosure and immediately saw a large herd of bison right across the road. There were 2 cars in front of us so we waited and the bison were walking all around us! We got great photos of babies, females and huge males! It was fantastic! We counted at least 20 individuals that we could see! Then we drove all around the bison enclosure and saw no more bison.
By now it was lunch time and we headed back from lake Andy to Clear Lake to stop and have our picnic lunch by the lake. We walked into the grass and there were thousands of fish flies clinging to us so we left there and went to another spot for lunch, further away from the lake. Apparently these fish flies had just all hatched overnight and can be quite annoying. At least they don't bite!
We drove all the way north out of the park to Dauphin and then back out to the east end of the park. We didn't do any trails in the park, but we did go into the park town of Wasagaming and walked out to the lake pier which was very nice. Lots of people were swimming and enjoying the beach there.
5 based on 28 reviews
The Clear Lake Golf Course was built in two stages commencing in 1928. Renowned architect Stanley Thompson designed the front nine while the back nine was designed and built by Vic Creed with supervision from Park Superintendent Mr. Smart. The complete course was open for play in the spring of 1934. Relief Workers during the Great Depression supplied labor for the back nine, and at the time the green fees were set at fifty cents. An annual golf membership was available for husband and wife for the princely sum 5.00 per couple. The Golf Professional for the day was well-known Johnnie Lawrence who continued in that capacity for 43 years until his retirement in 1976. Local tradespeople built the Clubhouse, which is registered as a Heritage Building, in 1933. We are situated in Riding Mountain National Park at the east end of Clear Lake. The course remains one of the most unique and beautiful courses in the Province. The course is within 10 minutes of the commercial district and any of the lodges in the area. When driving north along highway #10, turn left at the end of the lake and the gates will invite you in.
Rarely have I been this impressed. The course is challenging and beautifully maintained. The interaction with the staff showed that they all genuinely care about your experience at the facility. The ground staff all showed respect to the golfers by shutting off their machines which at many other courses seems like it is the golfers that are getting in the way of the employees doing their work. Bravo to the management team for instilling respect by the staff into the customer's experience. The food service and quality was as good as I have ever had. Bravo.
4.5 based on 43 reviews
Offering watercraft rentals and daily cruises on The Martese, The Clear Lake Marina provides Riding Mountain National Park's visitors an opportunity for an up-close and personal experience of Clear Lake's beauty. We pride ourselves on being ambassadors for Riding Mountain National Park, love it as much as anyone, and hope that all visitors thoroughly enjoy it as much as we do. With respect to Parks Canada's Mandate- we present the beauty and significance of Riding Mountain by guiding visitors, from across Canada and around the world, through a place of discovery, learning, and recreation. We are storytellers recounting the history of our land and our people. And above all, we serve Canadians, working together to achieve excellence guided by values of competence, respect, and fairness.
Very pretty little marina, with excursions available, check in advance as trips around the lake are sometimes cancelled due to a private function.
4.5 based on 14 reviews
This is a very pretty course. They have improved the course a hundred percent since it first opened. It is much more playable now for the average player.The condition of the course is second to none. MUCH better than the other courses in the area. It has some very interesting holes and the staff is very friendly and welcoming,especially the new pro there ,Tracy. The only knock on this course is the number of greens shaped like a saucer. However if you play the course enough you will play short and let the ball run up. The prices are reasonable to play and you can purchase a card for a number of games at a discount.The more you play the course the better you like it. They continue to make improvements so perhaps fixing a few of the more severe greens might be on the menu.Well worth playing.
5 based on 15 reviews
Location – The trailhead began off of Chemin Boat Cove Road, just a little ways west of the intersection with Wasagaming Drive. Distance/Time – 1.9 km round trip/35-45 minutes Rating – Easy Parking – There are three parking spots situated at the trailhead along Chemin Boat Cove Road. There is also a larger parking lot located at the intersection with Wasagaming Drive and Chemin Boat Cove Rd
This trail is 1.9 km long and a good part of it is on floating sidewalks over a marsh. It was easy to observe all kinds of fish and other water creatures. We witnessed many families with young children that were scooping up samples of the water to observe under magnifying containers, then pouring back, so it would be educational. I also saw some sort of activity book for children at one point on the trail. We went with a group of eight between the ages of 16 to 76 and it was just the right length.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
Me and my two boys went there on a Wednesday evening because the weather was extremely windy that night. The theater is so cool, being entirely constructed of logs and a neat piece of history. The movie was new and the picture quality and sound were good. It was an interesting experience and should be done at least once when visiting the park.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
nice trail and 2 others start here as well so you have options. Nice lake at the end, it was raining when we got there so didn't hang around to enjoy the view. Looking forward to skiing or snowshoeing here.
5 based on 4 reviews
4.5 based on 3 reviews
I headed out on the this hike solo one evening. I started a bit late, around 5pm, this trek at a comfortable pace takes about three hours each way. I hiked hard, starting on the west point and ending at the East Gate where I hiked back up the road as it was quicker. Though the way back up is a bit grueling at pace and the mosquitoes were quite bad as dusk had set in.
That being said this is an amazing hike and one I will do again very soon. For those that go with a descent and then ascent route (you can flip the order by starting at the East Gate, choice is yours) can also loop the route or use Hwy 19 for a different route, this also provides a wonderful lookout at a viewpoint along the highway. But starting at the west point your first 45 minutes will have you going through a rather flat portion, also one that is filled with poison ivy, so shorts are discouraged. Those that make it through this portion will be rewarded with a short descent into the gorge and you will be wondering where those fantastic views are. You will find them on the way up on the north portion of the gorge, so keep going!
Manitobans will find this trail a fantastic break from the stereotype of the flat Manitoban views. Those from regions with more elevation might be a little disappointed but I think will still find this an intriguing and rewarding hike and thus far is my favourite not only in Riding Mountain but also around Manitoba. The trial is difficult, so anyone with walking difficulties is not encouraged to take this route. Along the north portion there are some points that are actually quite treacherous where a slight slip can send you down into the gorge, which is a long way down, so watch your step. I also got lost hiking ahead on one hump instead of taking the stairs to the north which actually guides you to the end of the trail and the East Gate. Had I gone further I would of gone down a steep slope and probably got stuck, so make sure to follow the trail. Again there is poison ivy and plenty of bugs in the evening, I would ideally start this trail at noon and get out at a comfortable time and this would allow to enjoy all the views.
The first Escape Room Game Facility in Riding Mountain National Park, located in beautiful Wasagaming! For groups of 4-8 players of any age, this 1 hour game will be a vacation highlight! Open Wed-Sun and all holidays, May - September
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