Brought to Clear Lake in 2002 by Sheldon and Eugenia Willey, the 95 passenger vessel has become a leading attraction for Riding Mountain National Park and the Province of Manitoba. Martese Cruises provide an introduction of Riding Mountain's ecological and cultural importance to thousands of visitors every summer. A picturesque Martese cruise is a 'must-do' during your stay at Clear Lake- whether its an Afternoon, Dinner, Sunset, or privately hosted event, a Martese cruise is an unforgettable experience! Please call ahead to confirm scheduling.
Visit Winnipeg Sun Article for the story behind The Martese's name.
The Main Pier
Wasagaming's Main Pier has provided Riding Mountain National Park's visitors with many memories since its construction in 1934. It is the Marina's home, a popular walking route, and the subject of many photographer's eye. In 2002, a large section of the original pier was reconstructed as the present day bridge. This bridge helps to restore natural water flow and increases both beach and water quality. It embodies two important concepts: the region's cultural history and the need to preserve this valued ecosystem for the future.
The townsite of Wasagaming is the heart of Riding Mountain National Park, featuring all the amenities and services you’ll need while visiting the Park and Clear Lake. The resort town is replete with log structures built during the 1930's Great Depression- you can see a movie at North America's largest log theater and check out interpretive displays of local animal and plant species at the Visitor's Centre, one of many Federal Heritage Buildings in the park. Enjoy great dining, unique shops, and a multitude of leisure activities. Wasagaming has many accommodation options ranging from camping to full service resorts with cabins and chalets.
Visit the Chamber website for a directory of local businesses.
Riding Mountain National Park
Spend lazy nights under canvas and enjoy endless days exploring the natural beauty of the prairies and the sparkling waters and sandy beach of Clear Lake. Dance until the sun sets at an outdoor concert, share a picnic with friends and family on the deck of your oTENTik tent-cabin. Thrill to the sound of howling wolves and bugling elk, spot black bears and bison, watch the sky shimmer with northern lights.
Visit Parks Canada- Riding Mountain National Park's website
Download and read the 2016 Visitor's Guide