Welcome to
1929 Dining & Lounge


A friendly place for conversations, celebrations and community – featuring an inclusive food and beverage menu, with tailored service in an upscale casual dining environment.

Offering you the opportunity to dine at a provincial heritage site in Riding Mountain National Park.

We look forward to welcoming you for dinner in our historic dining room and late-night in the lounge. Or, join us on our open-air or screened patios, both with perfect views of the lake.

Make us your regular spot or the next stop on your Clear Lake vacation.

Our History

Built in 1929 by Oswald and Ernest Gusdal, previously known as the Wigwam Restaurant, 1929 Dining and Lounge was the first commercial building to be built in this area.

When first open as a business it operated 24 hours a day, acting as a commissary and hall for work camps in the area. Throughout the years it also substituted as a dance hall, church, meeting hall, and barracks.

Architecturally, it was built in the Tudor Rustic style, featuring an intricate hipped ceiling, horizontal split-log siding, and central dormer.

In 1992, the building was designated as a Provincial Heritage Site and has been undergoing extensive renovations and restoration work since 1993.

Now in its 9th decade, 1929 Dining and Lounge still serves up locally inspired menu items and liquid libations, remaining a friendly meeting place for all.


We frequently host local musicians in both our dining room and lounge. Plus, you don’t want to miss our famous late-night Friday Karaoke. For information on our latest events see the schedule below.

Opening Day – Spring 2022