From North Africa to the North Woods…
Take a wagon trip back to a unique chapter in Canada’s history
Allow yourself to be transported back in time to a Canadian Prisoner of War (POW) camp in the backcountry of Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP) located in south western Manitoba. Guided by Friends of Riding Mountain National Park staff and volunteers, along with RMNP interpreters you will ride in a horse-drawn wagon and experience a taste of what some young German soldiers who were captured on the battle lines in North Africa saw and felt when they were shipped to Canada’s rugged wilderness to await the end of the Second World War.
On the “From North Africa to the North Woods” interpretive program you will visit the site of a POW camp at Whitewater Lake that was so remote and isolated that it did not have any fences or barbed wire. Learn how these young men from a far away conflict came to know and appreciate our country and its people. Discover how they built their own dugout canoes and learned wood lore. Historical artifacts and vintage photos will provide you with a snapshot of the past. You will even be served authentic German cuisine during your catered lunch under the spruces. Participate will also have the opportunity to take part in a self-guided exploration of the old camp using GPS technology. From start to finish this out-of-the-ordinary program lasts five hours and it will bring a piece of Canada’s history to life as well as provide you with a truly memorable experience.
– This 6.0 hour interpretive program will be offered on Saturday August 13th, 2016.
– Seats are $65.00 per person ($58.50 for Friends Members) and advance purchase is required.
– Limited seats per tour.
– Not for children under 12 years of age.
For more information call 204-848-4037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.