Improvements are coming to Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park with new projects to be supported year after year, thanks to a generous donation of $1.58 million from the estate of Cheryle D. Christensen and the Manitoba’s new Provincial Parks Endowment Fund.
The Manitoba government is looking for input from campers and provincial park users on ways to improve the process and experience for people using the Parks Reservation Service to make campground reservations.
The Manitoba government will once again offer free entry to provincial parks to mark the Labour Day long weekend. Park vehicle permits are not required in provincial parks from Friday, Sept. 3 to Monday, Sept. 6. Regular camping fees still apply.
Prairie Mountain Health will send Focused Immunization Teams (FITs) to various provincial, federal and private campgrounds in Manitoba to offer first-dose or second-dose COVID-19 vaccines to those who are interested.
The Manitoba government will allow free entry to provincial parks for a full week in mid-July instead of on the traditional Canada’s Parks Day weekend so visitors can take advantage of the parks and all they have to offer.
In an effort to increase the diversion of disposable masks from landfills, the province has launched an initiative with international recycling operation TerraCycle to recycle disposable masks from 15 locations at Manitoba provincial parks.
A Manitoba summer tradition continues with the province’s free family fishing and provincial park access weekend happening June 12 and 13.
As Manitobans prepare to enjoy the May long weekend, it is important to remember that anyone heading to provincial parks, campgrounds or cottages should continue to practise social distancing and follow the fundamentals of safety for COVID-19.
Reservations for Manitoba campgrounds, cabins and group-use areas will begin on April 5 with staggered dates offered to make it easier for outdoor enthusiasts to book sites at their favourite campgrounds.