Families looking to book a yurt at one of the many provincial parks in Manitoba will now have another option.

Four new yurts are expected to be ready to welcome new guests at Childs Lake Campground in Duck Mountain Provincial Park on August 18.

“We know many Manitoba campers are eager to experience our beautiful provincial parks by camping in a yurt, and that is why I am excited to announce that four new yurts will be ready to welcome guests within the next few weeks,” said Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt. “This is one of many projects that are underway and being developed as part of our government’s new parks strategy that we unveiled in May. This bold plan prioritizes projects that enhance recreational opportunities and protect our precious ecosystems.”

The yurts are part of the Manitoba government's new Provincial Parks Infrastructure Renewal Strategy.

As part of the $220 million Manitoba Provincial Parks Infrastructure Renewal Strategy, campers will see a 50 percent increase in yurts, more campsites with electrical service, enhanced interactive experiences along with improved services and access to nature in each of the 20 busiest provincial parks. 

Since the Provincial Parks Act was proclaimed in 1960, there have been 93 parks established in Manitoba, including the designation of Pemmican Island Provincial Park in July.

Reservations for the new yurts will open on August 10 at 9 a.m.