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Parks and Protected Spaces

Teacher's Corner

Visiting Parks with Your Students

Can’t access a Park Interpreter?  No worries – we can still help you out!

If you’re interested in taking your students on a field trip, give us a call.  We’ll discuss what your learning objectives are and help plan your field trip.  We can recommend locations, trails, activities and equipment for you.  We might even be able to provide some learning materials, or arrange to have a park manager or Natural Resource Officer meet your class in the park.

Here’s some additional info to help plan your field trip.

Park Entrance Fees

Vehicle Permits are required in provincial parks.  Schools are eligible for complimentary vehicle permits providing you meet the following criteria:

  • Complimentary daily vehicle passes are issued to vehicles transporting students (i.e. busses).  They will not be issued for parents who are accompanying the field trip in their personal vehicle or are dropping off their children at the park.
  • A maximum of 10 passes can be issued.  Groups requiring more permits must purchase the additional permits.

You must apply at least two weeks in advance in order for the passes to be mailed out to you in time.  When applying, you must submit your request on official school letterhead including the following information: the park visiting, date, number of students, number of teachers/adult supervisors and number of passes requested. Please send the letter to:

Recreation & Education Services
Parks and Protected Spaces
Box 52, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB  R3J 3W3
Fax: 204-945-0012

Camping & Group Use Sites

School groups qualify for free camping up to and including the last Thursday night of the school year.  Complimentary camping is offered in group use areas.  A reservation fee will apply to each site reserved.

To make a reservation and have your nightly fees waived, call the Parks Reservation Service at 1-888-482-2267.

Users of group use areas and campsites must comply with all rules specified in the Camper's Guide.

Backcountry Camping

A backcountry hike or canoe trip is a challenging yet very rewarding experience.  Groups not exceeding nine individuals can camp for free at designated backcountry sites.  Groups of ten or more must apply for a Special Events Permit.

Special Event Permits

If you are planning any large special activities other than a picnic or overnight camping a Special Events Permit may be required.

Learning Resources

Check out our online learning resources, or give us a call for additional information and materials.

For more information:
Head of Interpretation
Parks & Protected Spaces Branch
Box 52, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB   R3J 3W3
Phone: 204-945-4375