Sleeping in a tent is a summer rite of passage in Manitoba, and late-night storytelling, find-the-flashlight drills and giggle fits are pretty much compulsory. But there comes a time when rolling out of a ground-level bed in the morning can be a wee bit awkward.
Enter the Otentik. Designed and made in Canada, Otentiks are A-frame shelters that are a cross between a cabin and a roomy prospector tent, with raised floors and sleeping platforms.
Parks Canada's otentiks at Wasagaming Campground in Riding Mountain National Park accommodate up to six people. They have basic furniture and a battery-powered lamp inside,with a fire pit, propane barbecue and picnic table outside.
Close to the beach, golf course and all the amenities of Wasagaming townsite, you'll find showers and a kitchen shelter near your otentik. You can bring all the cooking gear you like, but all you really need is a sleeping bag - and maybe a few marshmallows to roast over the campfire.
- Address: General Delivery WASAGAMING, MB
- Phone: (204) 848-7275
Located approximately 100 km north of Brandon, Riding Mountain National Park is an island of wilderness surrounded by a sea of farmland, boasting 3000 km2 of rugged nature just waiting to be explored. Riding Mountain is unique in the way that it's 1 of only 5 national parks that has a resort townsite. Although small in size, the picturesque town of Wasagaming is big in charm and character. Located along the shores of Clear Lake, Wasagaming, which bustles on busy summer days, is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, beach, golf course, boat rentals and tours to name a few. The original Parks Canada Visitor Centre remains, built in the Rustic Design tradition of the 1930's, reminding us of the early days of Canada's national parks system. Wildlife is abundant in Riding Mountain, and by simply driving through the park you are likely to spot a variety of species. Black bear, elk, moose, and lynx all call the park home, as well as approximately 30 plains bison that live in an enclosure by Lake Audy. Camping is the best way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the park, and Riding Mountain has an array of camping options that are sure to fit the needs of campers of all comfort and experience levels. An extensive trail system offers scenic routes for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and birding. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation or inspiration, Riding Mountain has something to offer everyone. One visit and you'll quickly realize why it's considered the jewel of the province. Start planning your visit today! more