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Wasagaming

Trip Planner Canada  /  Manitoba  /  Wasagaming
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Things to do: nature, outdoors, nightlife
Wasagaming is the main town-site in the popular tourist destination Riding Mountain National Park. It is located at the south gate of Riding Mountain National Park along Highway 10. This town-site is 99km north of Brandon. It lies on the south shores of Clear Lake which is the largest lake in Riding Mountain National Park.OverviewWasagaming is an unincorporated town-site. Because it is located within a National Park, the population is seasonal and fluctuates drastically throughout the year. The only permanent year-round residents are mostly Parks Canada employees.During the summer season, which generally runs from May 18 to October 8, Riding Mountain National Park is a very popular tourist destination and in the past has seen well over 300,000 visitors in a season. In Wasagaming there are many restaurants, hotels, and other businesses and services which cater to the high number of visitors. There is a large, full service campground as well as 525 private cabins and 254 private cottages, almost all of which are only used in the summer months. Including the many cottage and cabin areas located outside of the National Park directly adjacent to park boundaries, the Wasagaming area is home to roughly 40,000 cottagers during the summer.Wasagaming is the only commercial centre within the Riding Mountain National Park boundaries, and all Parks Canada offices are located there.ClimateSummers in Wasagaming are cooler than many other locations in Southern Manitoba. Winters are cold. The average annual temperature is 0.1C (32.2F). Annual Precipitation is 521mm (20.5 inches).
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