Outdoor Hospitality News

For owners, operators, team members, and anyone else interested in camping, glamping, or the RV industry.

Manitoba’s Provincial Parks Welcome Campers for 2023 Season

Provincial parks in southern Manitoba are opening their gates to campers this weekend, marking the official start of the 2023 camping season. 

The announcement was made by Greg Nesbitt, Minister of Natural Resources and Northern Development. Nesbitt relayed his enthusiasm, saying “Considering the late arrival of spring this year, Manitobans may be especially eager to embrace the outdoors and our stunning provincial parks.”

According to a news release, the remaining provincial park campgrounds are slated to open for the May long weekend. Campsites, cabins, yurts, and group-use areas can be reserved via the newly launched Parks Reservation Service, accessible online or through a toll-free number. 

The Manitoba government plans to assess this service throughout the season to incorporate future enhancements, according to Minister Nesbitt.

This year, campers can look forward to improvements at several provincial campgrounds. Enhancements include a new picnic shelter in the Birds Hill group-use area, updated playgrounds at Asessippi, Beaver Creek, Paint Lake, and White Lake, and a new amphitheater at Hecla-Gull Harbour. To increase accessibility, mobility access mats will be installed at various beach locations.

However, some campgrounds, including Otter Falls Campground in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Tulabi Falls walk-in backcountry sites in Nopiming Provincial Park, and the Birch Point Provincial Park Campground, remain closed for flood-related repairs. The reopening dates for these sites are currently undetermined, stated Minister Nesbitt.

In the near future, the Manitoba government intends to reveal a comprehensive park renewal strategy and infrastructure projects, aimed at boosting the province’s outdoor attractions and drawing more visitors.

Outdoor recreation is a critical part of Manitoba’s economy, and the provincial park system is a key contributor. The ongoing enhancements and expansion of parks not only enrich the experiences of campers and outdoor enthusiasts but also foster local businesses and job growth.

Visitors to Manitoba’s provincial parks should be aware of certain regulations, such as the prohibition of transporting firewood outside of Winnipeg due to the emerald ash borer infestation, which could result in hefty fines if violated. 

Moreover, several provincial parks are currently hiring seasonal staff for the camping season, offering valuable work experience across various sectors.

To stay informed about provincial parks news, activities, and events, Manitobans are encouraged to follow Manitoba Parks on Facebook and Twitter. These platforms provide regular updates and useful information for visitors planning their outdoor adventures.


Send this to a friend
Hi, you might find this article from Modern Campground interesting: Manitoba's Provincial Parks Welcome Campers for 2023 Season! This is the link: https://moderncampground.com/canada/manitoba/manitobas-provincial-parks-welcome-campers-for-2023-season/