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Riding Mountain National Park Visitor Centre Renewal

Protecting and preserving Canada’s natural and cultural heritage

  • 430

    Square Metres

  • Wasagaming, Manitoba

    Wasagaming, Manitoba

The Riding Mountain National Park Visitor Centre is regarded as having the second most valuable heritage ranking for Western Canada

The Riding Mountain National Park Visitor Centre in Wasagaming, Manitoba is classified by the Federal Heritage Building Review Office due to the significance of its design and setting. This picturesque building features rustic log and stone construction aesthetics, but due to its age it needed renewal.

Parks Canada engaged Stantec to assist in renovations and improvements including landscape, a new verandah and trellis, walkways, steps, furniture, and an interpretative node. Notably, exterior renovations included a new cedar shingle roof assembly to improve the building envelope, a new main entrance doorway, and exterior painting. Interior renovations included new finishes for event and theatre spaces, a design for a new kitchen servery, office, reception entry area, and accessible washrooms. For improved energy efficiency, we introduced upgrades to the plumbing hot water heating systems, new HVAC systems, and a new ground source heat pump system. Our electrical scope included new exterior lighting, interior lighting improvements, and upgrades to the fire alarm, security, and audio-visual systems.

Surrounded by the original, formal English garden, the centre is designed to serve as a visual focus for Wasagaming. Its renewal continues to fulfill a central role in the life of the park through its siting, scale, and function.

Meet Our Team

Mark Greatrix, Associate, Architect

To fulfill our needs, successful architecture must address the public realm and contribute to a holistic design response.

Kerry Gosse, Principal, Heritage Building Specialist

The challenge of being a discipline lead for a business center? The role spreads across three provinces!
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David Waverman, Senior Landscape Architect

The design of meaningful places is rooted in understanding nature—a deeper connection with the natural world around us leads to an improved state of wellbeing.

Mark Greatrix

Associate, Architect

Kerry Gosse

Principal, Heritage Building Specialist

David Waverman

Senior Landscape Architect

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