Situated amidst a sea of agricultural land, Riding Mountain rises dramatically from the prairie landscape.
Forming part of the Manitoba Escarpment, this 'island' reserve is best known for its black bear sightings but also protects a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation areas.
Fauna and flora of Riding Mountain National Park
The eastern perimeter is formed by a high ridge studded with dense evergreen forests of spruce, pine, balsam fir and tamarack and is the best place to spot black bears. This gives way to a highland plateau of mixed forests and lakes while elsewhere open meadows and grasslands provide perfect habitats for moose, elk and a herd of plains bison.
This vast expanse of wilderness is approximately 50 kilometres long by 100 wide and has some of Manitoba’s most beautiful scenery as well as its finest walking and biking trails.