Located in the heart of central Canada, Manitoba is a province that’s not too far from the northern Midwest of the United States and makes a great trip if you’re looking to get outside the States. If you’re a person who enjoys bodies of waters Manitoba is for you. Minnesota may lay claim to the land of 10,000 lakes, but Manitoba is known as the land of 100,000 lakes.
So where do you stay when you want to RV through the lake-dotted province?
Once again you can leave the heavy research to us. These are the top five best RV parks in Manitoba.
Miller’s Camping Resort in Portage La Prairie
Miller’s Camping Resort is a park that was started by RVers and for RVers. A quick look at their amenities immediately gives you the sense that the owners know what they’re doing. Campsites are large and most are pull-throughs to accommodate just about any RV. The sites themselves give you a choice of 30 or 50 amp hookups, water, and sewer hookups. Sites also come with Wi-Fi access and fire pits. The laundromat, showers and restrooms and highly-rated by both visitors and the Good Sam RV Club. For fun at the park, you have basketball, beach volleyball, and an arcade and baseball field. All these features are gated for security and peace of mind.
There are a few options on how to enjoy your time at Miller’s and Portage La Prairie. The Fort la Reine Museum is sprawling so it’s hard to run out of exhibits and things to see, they even have a scavenger hunt to turn things up.
For fun outdoor activities, we recommend Island Park and if you’re looking to cool off during the summer there’s hardly a better place than at Splash Island Water Park.
Arrowhead RV Park in Ile Des Chenes
Old or young, American or Canadian, retired couples or young families it doesn’t matter as everyone is welcome to enjoy the amenities and fun at Arrowhead RV Park.
Located just ten minutes from Winnipeg, Arrowhead RV Park is a great place to stay before heading into the city or just for stopping over for a night. All RV sites come outfitted with electrical, water and sewer and most are pull through so Arrowhead can handle the big rigs as well. The restrooms, showers and laundry center are kept clean and fresh while the limestone sites keep your ride stable and level. You can mess around on the web with Arrowhead’s Wi-Fi or take the pooch around this pet-friendly park. Arrowhead is a solid RV campground.
Most of the fun at Arrowhead will actually be in nearby downtown Winnipeg. If you want to stay outside in the city Assiniboine Park is a great area of interest with a zoo, gardens, play areas and more, definitely a great place to bring the whole family. History buffs will appreciate The Forks National Historic Site along with the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. If you’re looking to get cultured try going when the two-week long multicultural festival Folklorama is in town.
Wasagaming Campground in Riding Mountain National Park
Like their American cousins, most National Park campsites have little in the way of amenities but that isn’t so at Wasagaming Campground in Manitoba’s gorgeous Riding Mountain National Park.
You have your choice of dry camping spots, spots with partial hookups, and sites with full-service utility hookups at Wasagaming Campground so you don’t have to worry about only dry camping sites. Wasagaming also contains bathroom facilities, showers to keep you clean while the picnic pavilions provide nice places to relax. Wasagaming is also staffed for any questions or emergencies and playgrounds provide fun for the little ones.
Of course staying at Wasagaming means you are already in Riding Mountain National Park. If you are feeling lazy or don’t feel like dragging the kids on a long hike, Riding Mountain is situated on the shores and sparkling waters of Clear Lake where the kids can play on the beach or splash around in the water. If you are looking for adventure Manitoba Escarpment is a great place for hiking and blazing through Manitoba on a bike.
If you find yourself at Wasagaming during the summer you’ll be fortunate to enjoy the park’s summer concert series.
Rock Garden Campground in Richer
Whether you want to stay one night, one week or one year, Rock Garden Campground in Richer, Manitoba has the amenities and activities to keep you active and having fun. Rock Garden Campground hosts electrical, water and sewer connections along with wireless internet, picnic benches and fire pits. Hot showers and a modern laundromat keep everything squeaky clean while a convenience store, snack bar, and group shelters will take care of late night needs. Rock Garden also has plenty of fun at camp including horseshoes, mini golf, hiking trails, basketball court, volleyball and more.
Rock Garden and Richer is the best place to be if you’re looking to kick back rather than seeking the next big thrill. There are seven golf courses nearby Rock Garden so you have plenty of places to practice your swing. If you like knowing the history or where you’re staying, we suggest the Heritage Site, Sandilands Forest Discovery Center, Cook’s Creek Heritage Museum and more. Other popular activities around Richer include ATVing, paintball, hang gliding and skydiving.
Birds Hill Provincial Park in Winnipeg
Canada’s Provincial Parks are Canada’s version of the US’s State Parks. Like their United States counterparts, Provincial Parks are popular among RVers and Birds Hill Provincial Park is one of the best. Unlike other Provincial Parks, Birds Hill is more loaded with amenities. RV sites come with power and water hookups to provide creature comforts and while there are no sewer hookups at Birds Hill, you do have a dump station to rid yourself of your dirty business before you get back on the road. The park campground also offers washrooms, showers, and laundry facilities as well as a camp/grocery store, an amphitheater, playground, restaurant and more. For a Provincial Park, Birds Hill has got some great amenities.
Of course, the big reason to stay at Birds Hill is to explore the park itself. There are many miles of self-guiding trails all across the park where you can bike or hike across the landscape exploring lookouts, an old homestead site, other historic sites and fields of wildflowers. Birds Hill also has horseback riding, horse shows, and polo tournaments so if horses are your thing than Birds Hill is a great place for you. If you get too feeling a little too pastoral, the fun, dining, entertainment and shopping options of Winnipeg are only a few minutes’ drive away.
Manitoba is ready for you to visit so take a drive to our neighbor to the north and enjoy Manitoba from one of these great RV parks.