The washrooms open in CLCG besides the shower building are South end 1 and 3, North end 7 and 8.
In addition to the Shower building in the cabin area, Washroom #3 and #7 will be open as of today.
Other washrooms will come online over the next couple of weeks as we continue to have staff return to work.
AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) Seasonal Orientation Sessions are back!
Due to Covid-19 the sessions will be done virtually this year.
Seasonal permits for your watercraft are available by taking an online informational course and quiz. For more information and a schedule, please visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mb/riding/nature/conserv/aqua/aqua-orientation
Starting June 12th, get your mandatory inspection before launching your motorboat, canoe, kayak, paddleboard, and inflatables into the water. Inspections are free and take only 15-30 minutes, call 204-396-4579 or 204-848-7275 to book a mobile appointment with an inspector after June 12th. For more information, visit our website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mb/riding/visit/moto-boat#inspect
Townsite Manager, Riding Mountain National Park
The boil water advisory for the Clear Lake Cabin Area has been lifted.
Also the shower building should open early next week, we are targeting June 1, however it maybe a day or two later as we are currently getting some plumbing repairs and concrete work done around the building.
The Townsite washroom will be open for Monday and other individual washrooms in the cabin area will gradually open as we bring staff on.
From Kevin Bachewich – RMNP Townsite Manager
Limited visitor access and basic services resume at Riding Mountain National Park
Issued: May 27, 2020
Starting June 1, 2020 Riding Mountain National Park will offer limited visitor access and basic services.
Visitors will be able to access as the following services and facilities:
• day-use trails, including cycling and horse back riding access on designated trails and pathways;
• day-use areas, including green spaces, picnic areas, and beach areas;
• public toilets and other visitor facilities;
• the townsite of Wasagaming, and;
• the bison enclosure at Lake Audy
Until June 1, these facilities remain closed and we ask that visitors respect these closures in order to allow park staff to do the necessary work to prepare for opening.
The large parking lot in Wasagaming will be open as will the smaller parking lots along Wasagaming Drive. The parking lot beside the Visitor Centre as well as the parking lot on the corner of Columbine and Ta-Wa-Pit will be under construction throughout June.
All boating, including motorboats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, etc. is prohibited on all park waters until our aquatic invasive species prevention program is fully operational. We are aiming to resume this service by June 12, 2020.
Visiting Riding Mountain National Park will be different than it has been in the past. Visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking the Riding Mountain National Park website before they travel to find out:
• what is open
• what they can expect
• how to prepare for their visit
The health and safety of visitors and employees is of utmost importance to the Government of Canada. Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two metres from others.
Parks Canada is asking Canadians to be cautious and conservative in their use of these places, to observe any regional or provincial travel restrictions and to respect any closures that are in place. Anyone participating in recreational activities should be extra cautious to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on search and rescue teams and on the health care system.
All camping facilities remain closed until at least June 21, 2020, while Parks Canada assesses whether and how these services might resume. Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
Detailed information on Parks Canada places and the measures the Agency is taking to limit the spread of COVID-19 can be found on the Parks Canada website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mb/riding/visit/covid-19-info. Please check regularly for updates.
To Whom it may concern,
We would like to offer local cabin owners a discount to our grocery store to show appreciation for helping support us the past few years, as well as during these trying times. If you could forward on the message below to your members, we would greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions please let us know.
Wendy & Vince
Hi Clear Lake Cabin Owners,
We would like to introduce ourselves – Wendy & Vince, the owners of the Clear Lake Trading Post. This is our 4th season owning the grocery store and would like to pass on our appreciation to all the local cottage owners who have shopped with us the past few years. As we begin a different season with COVID-19, we have implemented an online grocery store for all your lake essentials. Lake shopping is made easy with a click and order system, where your groceries can be picked up via curbside pickup or delivered to your cottage. We offer fresh baked bread, buns, banana bread and other baked treats along with produce, dairy, meat, deli salads and dry goods. We feel at this time this offers the community the safest option to shop local, while protecting yourselves and our 2 small children who enjoy being in the store and part of our family run business.
If you are interested in purchasing from our online store, please send an email to [email protected] and we will provide you with an exclusive discount code for 10% off all grocery orders online over $35.00. Along with additional details on pre-orders, etc. Our website is www.clearlaketradingpost.com
We thank you for your time, consideration and support. We hope to see you soon! Stay safe and take care,
Wendy & Vince Zinkowski
Clear Lake Trading Post
144 Wasagaming Dr
From CLCA – President Lyle Grobb
Kevin Bachewich sent me this information today regarding the water in the old campground.
Seasonal maintenance is still underway on the water system, but the water for the cabin area was turned on today. Information on our water advisory is posed below.
Access to businesses, cottages, and cabins is permitted, keeping in mind that you are responsible to follow the advice of public health authorities for physical distancing and hygiene. Please note that parking is limited to designated parking stalls for those businesses (within their leasehold space) or on the street in front of those businesses. Local services are limited. Businesses can be contacted directly to . Parks Canada is asking that everyone support the efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.
All services and facilities such as washrooms, shower building, playground, all parking lots including the boat cove lot, and sheltered picnic areas(cook shacks) remain closed until at least May 31, 2020. Boating and fishing are prohibited in all park waters until further notice.
As per the province of Manitoba, all travelers, international and domestic, are required to quarantine (self-isolate) and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon arriving in Manitoba. This includes crossing provincial boundaries by car. Stay inside, do not allow visitors, and limit contact with others.
Information will continue to be updated when available on our webpage at https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mb/riding/info/urbain-townsite
WATER ADVISORY NOTICE – WATER SYSTEM SEASONAL MAINTENANCE IS IN PROCESS for the Clear Lake Cabin Area & East end Cottage Area. Will notify when maintenance is complete.
Until seasonal maintenance is completed:
Water is not proven safe for consumption.
Boil water protocols apply.
These are identified in the fact sheet Boil Water Advisory for Manitoba Water System Users.
The fact sheet is available on the Manitoba Website
(www.gov.mb.ca/drinkingwater) and is summarized below.
Due to seasonal maintenance, all water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute before it is used for:
Drinking and ice making
Beverage preparation, such as infant formula
It is not necessary to boil tap water used for other household purposes, such as laundry or washing dishes. Adults and older children that are able to avoid swallowing the water can wash, bathe, or shower. Young children should be sponge bathed. If boiling is not feasible, an alternate and safe supply of water should be used.
To avoid burn injuries from hot water, caution should be taken. Please keep young children away from boiled water, and place kettles and pots away from counter and stove edges.
Now that we are getting close to the May long weekend, I am sure that everyone is wondering about the water in the old campground. This is our latest update.
A member of our grounds committee has obtained an update on the water situation at the lake.
The Park is attempting to turn the water on this week , and we will know later in the week if they were successful or not .
However, Kevin Bachewich sent this reminder :
“all Visitor Service Facilities remain closed in the park. This means no access to cook shacks, shower building, parking lots, boating or washrooms. Basically cabin owners should stay at their cabins and if going anywhere else should follow MB Health recommendations. We continue to discourage non essential travel. ”
I will send an update as soon as we hear from the Park whether the had success turning on the water or not.
UPDATE ⚠: Camping, group activities and events at all Parks Canada places are now suspended until at least May 31, 2020. Our visitor facilities and vehicle access/parking remain closed until further notice.
➡ Note that all existing reservations set to take place prior to May 31, 2020, will be automatically cancelled and refunded in full. Details here: ow.ly/veON102dX8N
Thank you for not visiting our places in person, practising physical distancing and doing your part to #FlattenTheCurve. #StayHome
For cabin owners who are considering going to your cabins: Normally the shower building would be open in April, but, it will not be open as the park is closed. Currently, businesses are closed downtown. No washrooms are open.
Please see the attached information update for Riding Mountain National Park and the Wasagaming Townsite.
We will continue to provide updates on our website and as additional information become available to our stakeholders.
Townsite Manager, Riding Mountain National Park
Parks Canada / Government of Canada
Open the link below for detailed information.
As we are aware people will have many questions regarding Parks Canada’s news release today. We will continue to deliver on critical services such as water, garbage pickup and servicing of roads. We will do our best to keep people informed when we have additional information.
Please see the attached news link for more information:
Townsite Manager, Riding Mountain National Park
Parks Canada / Government of Canada
135 Wasagaming Drive, Box 299, Onanole MB R0J 1N0
[email protected] / Tel: 204-848-7243
As of March 1,2020 bookings for the Jamboree Hall are to be made through the Administration Office RMNP (204 848 7275).
Construction on the Visitor Centre renewal project is underway!
Fences have been installed around the Visitor Centre grounds for visitor safety. Please be aware of construction traffic to and from the site on Heritage Lane. Friendly reminder, no parking on Heritage Lane.
The rink and enclosed kitchen shelter behind the Visitor Centre will continue to be accessible and maintained.
Watch for updates as the transformation unfolds over the coming weeks and months ahead. For more information, visit our website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mb/riding/info/infra-prog
From: “Johnston, Trish (PC)”
Subject: Visitor Centre Renewal project in Riding Mountain National Park
We are excited to share the news that construction on the Visitor Centre in Riding Mountain National Park will begin within the next couple of weeks!
Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. These investments represent the largest federal infrastructure plan in the history of Parks Canada.
Investments in visitor infrastructure, such as the Visitor Centre, will ensure the quality and reliability of visitor facilities and continue to allow Canadians to connect with nature.
When will construction begin and when will the project be completed?
Construction is scheduled to begin in early February, 2020. The site will be most heavily impacted throughout the winter of 2020. As this work is weather dependant, there is a possibility that construction could extend to the spring of 2020. An alternative space will be used to provide visitor services and programming.
Will the construction affect visitor experience?
There will be minimal impact to visitor experience during the construction. The grounds around the Visitor Centre will be fenced off to ensure visitor safety and there will be noise associated with construction during daylight hours. A staging area for the construction company will be set up on the south side of the Visitor Centre and there will be vehicle traffic coming and going from that area and the large parking lot. The skating rink and paths behind the Visitor Centre will continue to be maintained and accessible throughout the winter.
What are the key objectives of the project?
• Renew interpretive exhibits with the following themes:
Riding Mountain is Home –
to the Anishinabe (Anishinabe Homeland),
to forest and parkland ecosystems (Wilderness Home),
to park residents (Home Away From Home),
to generations of visitors (Historic Home), and
Parks Canada protects and manages the ecosystems in the park to maintain and restore ecological integrity (Good Housekeeping).
All are welcome here.
• Renew the visitor service reception area to allow for better customer service and better visitor flow.
• Improve accessibility to the building and the grounds.
• Installing four new inclusive washroom facilities.
• Accommodate for a Parks Canada merchandise store.
• Update audio visual equipment.
• Improve the building to easily host events.
• Repair and upgrade roof with insulation.
• Installing geothermal heating and cooling.
How will Parks Canada be sharing information?
We will be sending an Info Bulletin to the media next week as well as posting regular updates on social media and our website. Follow us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/RidingNP/ and on our website at: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mb/riding/info/infra-prog
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Public Relations & Communications Officer | Agente, Relations publiques et communications
Riding Mountain National Park | Parc national du Mont-Riding
Parks Canada | Parcs Canada
135 Wasagaming Drive, Box 299, Onanole MB R0J 1N0 | 135 promenade Wasagaming, C.P. 299, Onanole MB R0J 1N0
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