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Date(s) - 14/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
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Riding Mountain National Park, in cooperation Clear Lake Country, is pleased to announce they will be hosting Riding Mountain Pride, September 14-16, 2018. In 2017, Riding Mountain was the first national park to organize its own Pride celebrations. Parks Canada places belong to all Canadians, including members of the LGBT2SQ+ community. We recognize diversity and welcome all Canadians and visitors from around the world to discover our park.Activities include a family dance party, live music, and creative workshops!

Riding Mountain National Park is excited to be hosting Pride celebrations again this fall from September 14-16, 2018. Parks Canada recognizes diversity and welcomes all Canadians and visitors from around the world to discover our park.

Activities include a family street dance party, an adults only dance party, live music, arts & crafts, and special guests. There will also be a “Pride Yourself” station, where visitors can meet up with local community organisations, get festive and colourful with flags, stickers, and temporary tattoos, and participate in creative workshops.

Parks Canada is working with a number of community organizations and local businesses to create a safe, inclusive, and fun environment, showcasing the diversity of the LGBT2SQ+ community and Riding Mountain National Park. New Interpretive programming will also be offered during the celebrations.

Parks Canada’s involvement in Pride events is one way we recognize that diversity and inclusion make our country stronger. Riding Mountain National park is pleased to recognize Canada’s strong LGBT2SQ+ community and honour its members who are valued employees and visitors.

Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to Parks Canada’s places in 2017 and more Canadians than ever before had amazing experiences. Building on that success, the Government has announced free admission to Parks Canada’s places for youth aged 17 and under, starting in 2018 and beyond. This will make discovering nature and connecting with our history easier and more affordable for families.

Through the Parks Canada Discovery Pass, families and groups will have unlimited opportunities to visit national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites throughout the year.

To have a memorable time and make the most of their Parks Canada experience, visitors are encouraged to plan their trip in advance. Visitors can order their Discovery Pass and make camping reservations online by visiting the Parks Canada’s website. Visitors are also encouraged to download the incredibly popular Parks Canada’s mobile application and follow us on social media for more information about the breathtaking locations, and hidden gems at national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites.

Quick Facts

  • Each year, Parks Canada shows our spirit of inclusiveness in a number of communities. This includes participation at numerous Pride celebrations across the country, including events in Victoria, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Halifax. Parks Canada’s presence at these events is an opportunity to demonstrate our inclusiveness and wholeheartedly welcome and encourage all Canadians to visit our treasured places.
  • With 3,000 square kilometres of protected lands, Riding Mountain National Park is Manitoba’s oldest national park. Its forests and grasslands are home to wolves, moose, elk, black bears, hundreds of bird species, and a bison herd that can be visited at Lake Audy. Riding Mountain National Park is also part of the traditional territory of the Anishinabe people with seven First Nation communities in the region.
  • Download the FREE Parks Canada’s application for a new and innovative way to connect with Canada’s natural and cultural treasures, including trip planning information and fun, interactive content.