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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riding Mountain East Gate Entrance Complex (Riding Mountain National Park)

In 1992, a plaque was unveiled here by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to commemorate the East Gate Complex of Riding Mountain National Park. The registration building at the park entrance, and the two staff cabins nearby, were constructed between 1933 and 1934 by skilled craftsmen employed by the federal government as part of its Great Depression relief funding. The log entrance gate here is the last-surviving of three such gates that once introduced visitors to the rustic character of other facilities in the park.

Riding Mountain East Entrance

Riding Mountain East Entrance (September 2013)
Source: Alan Mason

Gatekeeper's residence at the Riding Mountain East Entrance

Gatekeeper's residence at the Riding Mountain East Entrance (May 2019)
Source: George Penner

Whirlpool Lake District Station at the Riding Mountain East Entrance

Whirlpool Lake District Station at the Riding Mountain East Entrance (May 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.68325, W99.55525
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riding Mountain National Park Monument (Wasagaming, Riding Mountain National Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riding Mountain Visitor Centre (Wasagaming, Riding Mountain National Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Sources:

This page was prepared by Alan Mason, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 August 2020

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