oTENTik – Riding Mountain National Park

oTENTik – Riding Mountain National Park

Riding Mountain National Park, Wasagaming, Manitoba R0J 1N0 Canada

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A cross between a tent and an A-frame cabin, oTENTik provides a front row seat to Canada’s most spectacular landscapes while providing a roof over your head and a floor beneath your feet. Each unit includes three beds and furniture and can accommodate up to six people. Some units also have wood stoves and can be rented year-round.
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Riding Mountain National Park, Wasagaming, Manitoba R0J 1N0 Canada
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Chris S wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ll start with the end; We saw how it was cleaned on the way out, perfectly sanitized. Everything in that space is cleaned to standard. For our stay, it rained everyday and one of the nights it went down to 10 C. The electric heater and wood stove worked great. Firewood is unlimited but u pay $9 per day for the permit. Decent mattress. It’s cozy. 2 parents, 1 kid. Bring your bikes. Can’t eat inside which kinda sucked but we knew that going in and for the best if you don’t want to wake up to a bear next to you. 5 min drive from town, 5-10 min cycle from town. Will go again!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ashley P wrote a review Apr 2023
Winnipeg, Canada729 contributions116 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an absolutely amazing stay. Free firewood during winter months. Plenty to do in town. An indoor cooking area available for use. Bathrooms were always spotless! Area was well lite and always clean and quiet. We have already booked another stay!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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bobcav wrote a review Mar 2018
Manitoba, Canada517 contributions110 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We winter camped using The Otentik this weekend. Iv never used it in the summer so this review is only for anyone interested in winter camping. First of all keep in mind that most of everything is closed in wasagaming in the winter. But it’s also really nice and quiet, perfect if you don’t like crowds. The Otentik is comfortable, larger then I originally assumed. The canvas is very thick and it almost feels like it’s sound proof. The amenities are very convenient and easy to access including a clean washroom building with one shower and a separate closed in kitchen for multi use with picnic tables and a large wood stove and free wood for burning.

My one big complaint is that we couldn’t use the woodstove. This was one of the main reasons why we wanted to rent the Otentik . But every time we would try to light the fire we would set off the fire alarm. So we just gave up and depended on the heater which comes with the otentik to keep us warm. But we were really looking forward to the woodstove. There seemed To be no outside venting to allow the fire with in the woodstove to get air. We also heard the fire alarms go off on a regular basis with all our neighbors so we knew that we werent the only ones with this problem. Because of this we will likely never winter camp here again. Too bad because other than that it is very beautiful and serene.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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claycodc wrote a review Jun 2018
Carlisle, Pennsylvania51 contributions28 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
OK, so the oTENTik is a funny way of saying "tent cabin." It's a cabin with soft plastic walls and roof. Ours had an electric heater, an electrical outlet, and a light. It's a novel way to stay in a national park albeit a bit pricey. Don't expect to be far out in the wilderness. The campground has hundreds of sites and, although nicely wooded, is smack-dab in the middle of a small lake-front village of private summer homes and touristy shops/restaurants. That said, the park itself is glorious. Wilderness, lakes, wildlife, beautiful hikes, etc. As for the lack of water/restrooms: We were there in June and it seems the high season doesn't start until July. So it seemed they were still getting ready for the "real" visitors who were to come in a few weeks. While the lack of campground toilets was really inconvenient, the water problem simply required a drive to the campground RV area with our jug. Nonetheless, for $90/night, this is not what one would expect. You dropped the ball on this one, Parks Canada.
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Date of stay: June 2018
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Some of these tent cabins have woodstoves. If you want a woodstove, be sure to verify beforehand.
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A_M007_chinar wrote a review Jul 2017
Regina, Canada60 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent facility.. Neat and clean washrooms and very courteous Parks Canada staff .. Perfect fit for first time campers!! The heater however may not always be sufficient to keep the tent warm in colder nights.. we managed because we wore layers and set some firewood burning inside the tent in the fireplace provided ..
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Date of stay: May 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Susan N wrote a review Jul 2016
7 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 days and two nights with my 4 year old who loved the loft setting. The area is very serene and quiet and the otentik itself had a lot of room to spread out your stuff. It was nice to have an indoor setting for my Lego loving son. We did pitch a screen tent over the dining area which really helped with the bugs, although there weren't as many mosquitoes as I thought there would be, and that helped with the dining/prepping. The BBQ was a Broil King, in good working order, and came with accessories. Note: not a full size grill I don't think. We had to turn our griddle sideways.

The otentik itself had 4 windows that had screens and could be closed using the velcro clear cover. It was very tidy inside. The only thing I'd recommend is maybe bringing a foam pad as the mattress could be deemed hard for some. The bathrooms/showers were cleaned everyday with lots of hot water. It was a great experience for nearly first timers, the park staff were helpful, lots of amentities close by, and we had fun a very fun time glamping.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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tlpascal wrote a review Mar 2020
Winnipeg, Canada23 contributions34 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our first stay in Riding Mountain and first in an Otentik. We stayed in Otentik number 2 in Moon Lake Campground in Riding Mountain. Overall I was happy with the structure and location (number 2 is right by the wood pile and bathrooms). In February, we only had the frozen outhouse (I did have a spare bucket :) Firewood is provided and they also had firestarter and matches, however, the wood was damp and stubborn to burn, so we used the 3 pieces of firestarter and ran out. We used our own accelerant (but dangerous of course). It was a bit challenging to keep warm overnight (even with long burning logs) because it was difficult to juggle being super over hot to cold - but it was manageable. I used my propane stove and the outdoor bbq fire pit for cooking. The Moon Lake trail is right behind the Otentik, so very convenient, but I didn't notice it was rated as difficult - so at a slow pace with tons of breaks, it was about 4 hours (there are so many hills to climb!) Find an easier trail if your endurance is not up to par - otherwise it's an amazingly scenic and beautiful trail around Moon Lake. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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J_b094 wrote a review Aug 2015
Brandon, Canada29 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When camping I typically use a tent or tent-trailer, but we decided to give the otentiks a try since May long is early in the season and we didn't have all of our camping gear ready.
The otentik was a great surprise! With beds enough for 6, a small deck, a fire pit, and a bbq we had everything we needed.
I would highly recommend staying in one, and they would be great for families with young children, as it is more spacious than a tent.

The only thing you need to watch for is that not all of the otentiks have a wood stove in them. This shouldn't be a problem mid-summer, but on our stay in May it snowed so we woke up freezing! So make sure you book one with a woodstove inside to keep warm, if the forecast is not so promising.

Overall no complaints, and I will definitely be renting an oTentik in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bobray wrote a review Jul 2015
canada99 contributions64 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here end of July. Otentiks are very new and well maintained. A fire pit and BBQ with propane are provided. You have to purchase wood at the entrance of the camp ground. Our site was well laid out with water and a kitchen shelter (if needed) very close by. Wash rooms and shower facilities have been updated, they are very comfortable to use. We had great service from the park attendants including a gentleman named David F. who was very helpful in getting us new propane in a very efficient manner. Beach and wasagaming are very close distance, helps to bring bicycles if you can. We didn't spend much time in the tent as there is so much to do in the park however nicely laid out, clean and comfortable. Some are available with a stove for keeping warm. A great camping experience which we will be back to enjoy!
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Date of stay: July 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Canad85 wrote a review Jun 2017
30 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I decided to try the OTENTIk for our first camping experience with our toddler. It was fantastic! We chose a unit close to the washrooms but privacy was still decent. We were lucky to enjoy the park when it was a bit quieter before the summer rush. The unit itself was very clean and spacious. We were lucky that the weather cooperated so most of our time was spent outside. However, having the table and chairs inside the tent would be a great help if it did rain. The mattresses obviously were fairly basic so not the most comfortable but we were expecting that - it's still camping. We will definitely plan to come back when the park quiets down either in September or next June. Worth the extra cost to enjoy some comforts.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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StazzyB asked a question May 2018
Regina, Canada18 contributions13 helpful votes
Are there some better than others?
Answer from bobcav
Manitoba, Canada517 contributions110 helpful votes
Sorry if this is too late. Just saw it now. I can't answer your question personally because I'v only seen the one that I rented, but from what friends have said, they are all the same inside.
Ana A asked a question Aug 2017
Cartmel, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
How do you book one?
Answer from A_M007_chinar
Regina, Canada60 contributions37 helpful votes
Through Parks Canada website. Google parks Canada and go to reservations section.
Danielle M asked a question Aug 2016
Regina, Canada1 contribution3 helpful votes
Are pets allowed
claycodc wrote a tip Jun 2018
Carlisle, Pennsylvania51 contributions28 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some of these tent cabins have woodstoves. If you want a woodstove, be sure to verify beforehand."
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Frequently Asked Questions about oTENTik – Riding Mountain National Park
Which popular attractions are close to oTENTik – Riding Mountain National Park?
Nearby attractions include Riding Mountain National Park (1.0 km), Ominik March Trail (2.0 km), and The Park Theatre (0.4 km).
Is parking available at oTENTik – Riding Mountain National Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to oTENTik – Riding Mountain National Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include White House Bakery & Restaurant, T R McKoy's, and The Chocolate Fox.
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