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Book from ~$115 CAD
Newer budget motel near Brandon with modern rooms and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast and free parking
  • The hotel's rates were deemed affordable and reasonable by many lodgers
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their clean and modern rooms
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • A few guest reported noise transfer and no in-room coffeemakers

9 Other Hotels Close to Riding Mountain National Park

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Book from ~$232 CAD
Just outside Riding Mountain Park, friendly staff, free on-site parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests enjoyed the hotel's beautiful scenery and proximity to Riding Mountain National Park
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and helpful
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few reviewers reported dated decor and worn fixtures
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
Location
Situated in Wasagaming at the southern tip of the park, the Elkhorn Resort features horse-riding facilities as well as a spa surrounded by forest and offers a number of activity itineraries to facilitate the planning of your visit at Riding Mountain Park. 
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Clean but dated Dauphin hotel with indoor pool and restaurant offers suites with jacuzzi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's professional and helpful staff
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to highway access and shopping
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and updated rooms
Cons
  • A few guests complained of dated rooms and worn decor
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
Location
On a prairie road in Dauphin, near a car dealership and some fast food restaurants, the Canway Inn & Suites is a 10-minute drive from the north gate, or a 55-minute drive from Wasagaming.
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Book from ~$171 CAD
Knowledgeable and helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms but poor breakfast selection
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking
  • The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, according to many reviewers
  • Several guests liked the hotel's location and thought it was a convenient place from which to access local amenities and also easy to find
  • According to several guests, the rooms were well equipped, clean and comfortable
  • Some guests were impressed with the general condition of the hotel and thought it was clean and quiet
Cons
  • According to some guests, the breakfast could have had a better selection
  • A few guests did not like the beds
Location
On a stretch of highway, with a gas station and McDonald's right out front, this Super 8 in Dauphin is a 10-minute drive from the north gate of the park, or 53 minutes from the town of Wasagaming.
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Book from ~$121 CAD
Highly praised Brandon hotel just off Hwy 1 with jacuzzi suites and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, DVD movies, evening soup, local calls
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Numerous guests found the hotel to provide good value and reasonable rates
  • Guests found the rooms clean and well cared for
  • Guests liked being close to Hwy 1, restaurants and activities
Cons
  • A couple of guests found slow drains in their rooms
Location
Just off the Trans-Canada Highway, on a stretch of rural highway north of Brandon's city centre, the Lakeview Inn is just over a 1-hour drive from Wasagaming.
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Book from ~$116 CAD
On the Trans-Canada Hwy, guests praised cleanliness, staff & breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast, free local calls and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the Trans-Canada Highway
  • A few reviewers found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
Location
On a service road alongside the Trans-Canada Highway north of Brandon's city centre, this Comfort Inn is a 1-hour, 5-minute drive from the town of Wasagaming.
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Location
Just outside of Minnedosa, on a rural stretch of residential highway, the Gateway Motel is a 37-minute drive from Wasagaming.
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Book from ~$139 CAD
Highly praised Brandon inn with indoor pool and waterslide and suites with jacuzzi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • The hotel's free breakfast was praised for its variety and quality
  • Many guests described their rooms as modern and spacious
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • The hotel's location was found to be suitable only for those with a vehicle according to a couple of reviewers
Location
At the intersection of Highway 10 and the Trans-Canada Highway, this Best Western is highly rated on our site and is a 1-hour, 5-minute drive from the park and the town of Wasagaming.
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Clean and comfortable Neepawa motel with well-liked free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were praised for being updated and clean
  • Several lodgers enjoyed the quality and variety of the free breakfast
Cons
  • A few guests complained of worn bathrooms and dated decor
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few reviewers
Location
Across from a car dealership on a rural stretch of Highway 16 in the town of Neepawa, the Westway Inn is a 53-minute drive from the town of Wasagaming.
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Highly praised downtown Moosomin hotel with indoor pool and waterslide and kitchenettes
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free local calls
  • Many guests found their rooms clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests praised the on-site pool and waterslide area
  • Several reviewers thought that the rooms were well appointed
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that the room rates were expensive
Location
In a residential neighbourhood in the town of Moosomin, Saskatchewan, the Canalta Hotel is on the Trans-Canada Highway, a 2-hour, 30-minute drive from the town of Wasagaming.
Other Tips
If you're driving to the park from southern Saskatchewan, this is a great stop-over option. After resting up for the night, you could be at the park by noon if you get started around 9 am or earlier.

Tips For Staying Near Riding Mountain National Park

Location
Riding National Park sits at the top of the Manitoba escarpment in Manitoba between Regina and Winnipeg. The park is protected forestland where the boreal forest meets aspen parkland. 

The main town in the park is Wasagaming on the shores of Clear Lake, where a number of campsites, cabins, boat loading docks and stores can be found before immersing yourself in the primitive backwoods. The town is home to the visitors and administration centres.
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Getting Around
The park itself is spread out over 3,000 square km, so to plan a trip and orient oneself, a multitude of maps are available for download off of the Parks Canada website, or for purchase in print throughout Manitoba. 

Main entrances to the park, where fees and permits are paid, are at the north side on Highway 10 and the east side of the park on Highway 19. 

Since there is so much to do and see, a visitor's guide is also available on the website, including descriptions of the park and town of Wasagaming, as well as helpful links to services available.

Areas of the park are accessible by car, and the visitor centre, campgrounds and administration buildings are wheelchair accessible, however, for the best experience of the park, some walking will be involved.
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Entertainment
There are many ways to enjoy time spent in the park, from cross country skiing to kayaking, canoeing, fishing, camping and of course over 400 km of hiking trails. The Clear Lake Golf Course is located on the shores of Clear Lake and boating and sailing are allowed on the three main lakes throughout the park.

Fees for entry, as well as fishing and tenting are in effect. Group passes and annual passes can also be purchased. Camping prices vary on the season and whether guests require a spot in a manned campground with electrical and sewage hook-ups or more primitive, backwoods camping. 

More information on rates can be found on the Parks Canada website.
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Getting Around: Driving
The closest town to the park is Dauphin, which is a 14-minute drive from the north gate park entrance at the top of the park. To drive from north to south through the park along Highway 10 takes 45 minutes, and approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from east to west (and vice versa). 

Highway 16, the Yellowhead Highway, is a 16-minute drive from Wasagaming and downtown Winnipeg is a 3-hour drive away. 

The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) is just outside of downtown Winnipeg and is also an approximate 3-hour drive from the park.

Because of the vast number of campgrounds and cabins available throughout the park, hotels in nearby towns are few and far between, so expect a bit of a drive from your hotel to the park. However, these hotels make good stopover options for visitors driving to the park from far away who wish to rest for the night before making the final drive into the park.

Driving times are all estimates to the town of Wasagaming, unless otherwise specified.
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View
Aside from crystal clear skies, deciduous trees for miles, numerous lakes and nationally protected forestland, a number of wild animals reside in the park. Riding Mountain is home to the largest black bear population in North America, a bison enclosure can be seen near Audy Lake and moose, elk, deer, porcupines, beavers, cougars and Canadian geese roam free.
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Dining
There are a handful of restaurants in Wasagaming, including a Subway, The Boardwalk on Clear Lake Restaurant, Whitehouse Restaurant and Bakery, the Wigwam Restaurant and Lounge and T R McKoy's. 
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Other Tips
There are a number of cabins for rent, as well as small motels that may rent rooms to park visitors. Information on these, as well as the available campgrounds, is available on the Wasagaming Chamber of Commerce website.
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