3 Days: Riding Mountain
You'll get your wilderness fill in spades on this three-day getaway - camping, geocaching, hiking, biking and more. Satiate your civilized side while golfing or relaxing at a resort while you're at it.
Travel northwest from Winnipeg via the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway to Riding Mountain National Park. Enjoy camping with the comforts of home in an oTENTik – a wood and canvas framed structure that sleeps up to six. Book online with Parks Canada. Or, you can book in advance at one of the resorts in the area.
Take a bike ride through the park on one of the many trails – watch for wildlife along the way. For a great lunch, stop at one of the many restaurants in Wasagaming.
After lunch, geocaching is a perfect way to spend your afternoon. Stop by the Visitor Centre for instructions on how to begin your adventure!
To finish your day, make your way the boardwalk on Clear Lake for wonderful desserts and a serene sunset.
Begin your day with a relaxing trip to the Elkhorn Resort's Solstice Spa – try a Clear Lake Cleanse or a Great Canadian Mud Wrap. Finish your spa treatment with a dip in the mineral pool.
Stay at the spa for lunch or venture into Wasagaming and try one of the various cafés. Stay for the afternoon and check out the unique shops in this charming townsite.
Get back to nature with a guided horseback trail or buggy ride at Elkhorn Riding Adventures. End your day with homemade fare at Elkhorn Resort's Mountain Grill.
Book a tee time in advance and play 18 holes at Clear Lake Golf Course. If mini golf is more your thing, Hole-in-One Mini Golf is also nearby. Grab lunch at the Heritage Club House.
Head to Clear Lake Marina and rent a paddle boat, canoe or kayak to explore the lake.
Dinner and interpretive cruise around the lake aboard The Martese is a perfect way to end your Riding Mountain adventure before heading back to Winnipeg.