This 4 hour drive west of Winnipeg is sure to be one of your favorite new weekend spots. Asessippi offers a wide variety of seasonal activates for both summer and winter! Keep reading for a list of summer highlights.. (winter post will follow)
About the park:
Asessippi is 23.2 km in size, and mainly consists of two ancient rivers and their valleys. The park is lush with Crocuses, Wild Rose, Wolf Willow, Saskatoon, and Snowberry’s.
How to get there:
Approximately 370 km northwest of Winnipeg and only 16 km west of Riding Mountain National Park. The ride there is a straight shot west of Winnipeg up Highway 1 and 16. Four hours may seem long to some but with many places to stop on your way there, as well as never ending lakes and creeks, it goes by quickly.
Places to stop on the way:
Portage La Prairie – Visit Splash Island Water Park for a break with the kids, or visit the world’s largest Coca Cola can just off Saskatchewan Ave W!
Gladstone – Say “Hello” to Happy Rock for prime photography opportunities!
Neepawa – Into history and Manitoba heritage? Visit Internationally acclaimed Margaret Laurence’s house.
Things to see/do while in Asessippi:
Ancient Valley Self-guiding Trail: This trail consists of ancient 8500 year old glacial features that were created as result of erosion. One of my favorite parts of this trail is the lush wild flower that lines the path, and the high peaks that overlook the valley. Please be weary of Poison Ivy. The trails return distance is 3 km.
Swimming: There are many spots lining the valley, but if you prefer a beach there is one location right next to the Pavilion. Please note this beach is unsupervised.
Fishing: Lake of the Prairies is a man-made lake that holds mainly Perch, Northern pike, and Walleye. Go off shore, or in a boat! *Boat rentals available
Camping/Cabin/Yurt rentals: Camping Fees
- Electrical campsite: $35/Night
- Non-Electrical campsite: $25/Night
- Yurt rentals: $50/night for two people, plus $5 for each additional person
- Cabin rentals: $50-$70/night, plus $5 for each additional person
Snack Bar/Concession Stand: Situated in the middle of the park, the snack bar is the only spot to go for food. They offer a wide variety, from your basic concession favorites like fries and burgers to shrimp tacos! Open: 9-7 most weekdays, and 9-9 on the weekends. Contact: (204) 564-2520 if you need help with directions!
Mini Golf: Located near the Snack Bar. Open 7 days a week, contact the Snack Bar/Concession stand for more information!
- Men’s and ladies washrooms and showers
- Picnic tables
- Baseball diamonds
- Horseshoe pits
- Volleyball court
- River tubing along the Shell River (blog post to follow)
- Snack Bar
- Yurt/Camping/Cabin Rental
- Boat Rentals
* Pets are permitted they must be kept leashed.
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Written by: Nicole Presley