Manitobans looking to enjoy one of our many provincial parks this winter can do so for free next month.

The Manitoba government is again offering free park entry for the entire month of February so Manitobans and visitors can take advantage of the many winter activities available in provincial parks.

“In Manitoba’s provincial parks, winter is a season worth celebrating,” said environment, climate and parks minister Jeff Wharton. “Our government is pleased to make it easier for Manitobans to participate in invigorating, enjoyable winter experiences surrounded by our province’s natural beauty.”

Provincial parks have groomed trails for a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing and hiking. Paint Lake, Spruce Woods and Turtle Mountain provincial parks also offer outdoor skating areas, hockey rinks and toboggan hills. Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park has ice-fishing shelters on Lake Winnipeg that are free to use.

Vehicle permits are not required in any provincial park in February, but Snopasses are still required for snowmobiles using trails.