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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riding Mountain Visitor Centre (Wasagaming, Riding Mountain National Park)

A log building on Wasagaming Drive in Riding Mountain National Park was constructed of locally-cut logs in 1933. Initially, it served as a museum and auditorium, surrounded by a formal English garden. It remains in use as a visitor reception centre.

A stone monument immediately south of the building was dedicated on 26 July 1983, on the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the park. It lists the executive members of the original Riding Mountain Association:

Photos & Coordinates

Museum and auditorium building at Wasagaming

Museum and auditorium building at Wasagaming (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2018-0216

Riding Mountain Visitor Centre

Riding Mountain Visitor Centre (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Riding Mountain Visitor Centre

Riding Mountain Visitor Centre (September 2013)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Riding Mountain Visitor Centre

Riding Mountain Visitor Centre (June 2017)
Source: George Penner

Riding Mountain National Park monument

Riding Mountain National Park monument (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.65765, W99.97227
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riding Mountain National Park Monument (Wasagaming, Riding Mountain National Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riding Mountain East Gate Entrance Complex (Riding Mountain National Park)

Birth Pangs of a National Park by Charles T. Thomas
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 15, Number 1, Winter 1970

Memorable Manitobans: James Smart (1888-1957)

Sources:

We thank Rose Kuzina and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2022

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