Manitobans are encouraged to take advantage of free access to all provincial parks this weekend as part of the annual Canada’s Parks Day celebrations across the country.
Manitobans are able to enjoy free access to provincial parks this weekend and those wishing to fish may do so without acquiring a licence.
As Manitobans and visitors make their plans for the upcoming May long-weekend, the province is reminding those who are heading out to provincial parks, campgrounds, or their cottage to follow the advice of Manitoba’s chief public health officer and practise proper social distancing.
Reservations for Manitoba campgrounds open next week and staggered dates will be offered to make it easier for outdoor enthusiasts to book a site at their favourite campground.
The Manitoba government has announced that it is investing up to $500,000 to support the development of trails in provincial parks.
At the advice of Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, provincial parks will remain open at this time; however, public facilities located within the parks will be closed to ensure social distancing practices are enforced.
The province has announced that anglers will not need an angling licence to try their luck during this year’s Winter Family Fishing Weekend from February 15 to 17.
The Manitoba government will again offer free park entry for the entire month of February so Manitobans and visitors can take advantage of the many winter activities available in provincial parks at no cost.
The holiday season is the perfect time to have some outdoor winter fun and Manitobans are reminded to take advantage of all the great opportunities available in Manitoba’s provincial parks.
As part of Budget 2019 capital investments, the Manitoba government is providing over $7.5 million for improvements in Whiteshell Provincial Park including new washroom and shower facilities, a water treatment plant and road upgrades.