This initiative aims to encourage people to embrace the outdoors and make the most of the last long weekend of summer.
While the province is waiving off vehicle permits from September 1-4, it’s essential to note that overnight camping fees and entrance fees to national parks will still be applicable.
For those looking to extend their stay, Manitoba offers a plethora of accommodation options. From cozy yurts that offer a skylight view of the starry night to rustic wilderness cabins and luxury city hotels, there’s something for everyone.
Camping enthusiasts can rejoice as Manitoba boasts numerous campgrounds and RV parks, perfect for those who wish to be one with nature.
Whether it’s stargazing, bonfires, or indulging in activities like golf and fishing, these places promise a memorable stay.
As visitors explore Manitoba’s parks, they are also reminded to be ‘Wildlife Smart’, ensuring they respect the natural habitats and follow guidelines to prevent the spread of invasive species.
The release highlighted that visitors and campers at provincial parks should adopt several practices to ensure a safe and environmentally friendly experience.
All food, trash, toiletries, and cooking utensils should be securely locked in a vehicle or trailer. Before departing, it’s crucial to pack out all trash and recyclables.
For the safety and well-being of all, pets should always be kept on a leash. Campfires should be restricted to approved pits, typically found in campsites, and it’s a good practice to check with the campground office for any fire restrictions.
Additionally, to combat the spread of the emerald ash borer, transporting firewood outside of Winnipeg is discouraged. Violating this can lead to hefty fines, amounting to CA$1,300 for individuals and up to CA$15,000 for businesses. It’s recommended to source and burn firewood locally, with most campgrounds having local retailers that offer firewood for purchase.
Manitoba’s gesture of offering free park entry during the Labor Day weekend is a reflection of the province’s commitment to environmental conservation and its endeavor to promote outdoor activities among its residents.
Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, Manitoba’s provincial parks promise an experience like no other. With its diverse landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality, the province is all set to make this Labor Day weekend unforgettable.