Roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire, sleep under the stars - and banish the phrase "roughing it" from your vacation vocabulary when you camp out in a Mongolian yurt in the Manitoba wilderness.

Equipped with skylights, solar lighting, heaters and lanterns, yurts are eight-sided shelters created by stretching canvas over a wood frame, with windows, a wood floor and a lockable door opening on to a porch or patio. 

Roomy enough for four adults or a family of five, yurts provide an authentic camping experience that lets you enjoy the restorative power of nature and still start your day with a shower and a hot cuppa joe. 

Rustic furniture includes futons, bunk beds, a table and chairs and an armoire indoors, with a private cooking area and picnic table just outside, along with easy access to washroom facilities nearby. 

You'll find yurts at Riding Mountain National Park and at eight provincial park campgrounds, most of which offer wheelchair-accessible options.