Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex

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Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex
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East Entrance Gate
Location Manitoba, Canada
Built 1933
Architectural style(s) Rustic
Governing body Parks Canada
Website Parks Canada page
Designated 1992

The Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex in Manitoba, Canada, is the only surviving gate structure of the three built at the entrances to Riding Mountain National Park. Three gate complexes were built: the South Entrance (1931), the East Entrance (1933) and the North Entrance (1936), in the rustic style prevailing at the time in North American national parks.

The main entrance gate comprises two log and stone pavilions, one on each side of the road, topped by cupolas from which a roofed sign spans the Highway 19 between them. The construction of the gate and what was then called Norgate Road was carried out by local workers hired through the government's Depression Relief Program. Besides the gate structure, the designated area includes the Whirlpool Warden's Station and a gatekeeper's residence.[1] Entry into the park at this gate is from the Rural Municipality of McCreary.

The complex was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1992.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East Gate Registration Complex". Riding Mountain National Park of Canada. Parks Canada. 2009-09-11. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 10 June 2012.

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Coordinates: 50°40′58″N 99°33′20″W / 50.68278°N 99.55556°W / 50.68278; -99.55556