March 23, 2017 8:56 am
Updated: March 23, 2017 9:12 am

Liberals announce new national park in Manitoba as part of 2017 federal budget

Federal government is funding a new national park in Manitoba. Manitoba currently has two national parks, Riding Mountain National Park and Wapusk National Park.

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Manitoba is set to have a third national park, which was announced in the Liberal government’s 2017 federal budget.

According to Manitoba Wildlands, talks for the new national park have been happening since the 1970s.

The area being considered is around the north west shores of Lake Winnipeg in the Grand Rapids area.

Manitoba currently has two national parks, Riding Mountain National Park and Wapusk National Park.

The Liberals also plan to add another national park in the Northwest Territories.

READ MORE: Federal Budget 2017 in 3 charts

The federal 2017 budget was released Wednesday afternoon.

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