The Parkland Region located on the western side of Manitoba, Canada is a mixture of landscapes ranging from prairie grasslands, parklands, boreal forests, chain of lakes, wetlands, forested highlands, aspen parkland, wildflower meadows, sandy beaches, farm fields, rivers, creeks and streams.
Most of the communities in the Parkland Region are small to mid size. The main tourism destination communities with services located in the region include the communities of Dauphin, Inglis, Shoal Lake, Roblin, Rossburn, Russell, Swan River, McCreary and Wasagaming.
Almost every community in the region holds events and festivals every year attracting people to the area. Some of the events and festivals celebrate agricultural, winter, fishing, rodeos, marathons, heritage and more.
Cultural venues and agri tourism are attractions which one can plan a self guided tour visiting with farm markets, art galleries, ranches, garden parks, museums and historic sites.
Some of the historic sites to visit include the 1926 Red Deer Lake Historic Site (Barrows), Negrych Farmstead (Gilbert Plains), 1906 Horod School (Horod), 1904 St. Michaels Ukrainian Church (Olha), Fort Dauphin, 1936 Ukrainian Catholic Church of Resurrection (Dauphin), Ukrainian Heritage Village (Dauphin), Trembowla Cross of Freedom Historic Site (Dauphin) and the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation Sharing Lodge and East Gate in the Riding Mtn. National Park.
The lakes, parks and forests of the Parkland Region provide an opportunity to enjoy many different adventures and wildlife sightseeing opportunities. Some of the wildlife sightings include bear, moose, fox, lynx, wolf, porcupine, bison, elk, deer, coyote and many birds including songbirds, waterfowl and predator birds.
Some communities have tours and guides operating in the region providing lessons, equipment, transportation and, sometimes, accommodations. Tours, outfitters and guiding companies provide the experience and knowledge of the region ensuring an eventful outing exploring nature's best destinations.
The Parkland region is home to some of the largest green space wilderness parks on the western side of the province. The parks are popular and mostly, easily accessible via the roads and highways in the province. Many of the parks are near communities with services.
Some of the more popular adventure destinations in the region include Dauphin Lake, Riding Mountain National Park, Vermillion Park, Rainbow Beach Provincial Park, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Asessippi Provincial Park, Crocus Trail, Lake of the Prairies, Manipogo Provincial Park,Trans Canada Trail, Porcupine Provincial Forest and the Kettle Stones Provincial Park.
During the summer months some of the more popular adventures enjoyed in the region include fishing, golfing, backpacking, hiking, wilderness camping, boating, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, birdwatching, mountain biking, cycling, horseback riding, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing and picnicking.
In the winter months, after the snow falls and the rivers and lakes freeze over, activities like snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing, downhill skiing and snowboarding are enjoyed in the Parkland Region of Manitoba, Canada.