Grasslands National Park, located in southwest Saskatchewan, is a sanctuary where you can see some of the last untouched prairie grasses in North America. The amazing scenery includes rolling grasslands, weathered cliffs, deep coulees and mysterious badlands. A wide variety of wildlife provides opportunities to spot white-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and golden eagles. Endangered and threatened species include sage grouse, ferruginous hawks, short-horned lizards and burrowing owls.In the Frenchman River Valley, the magnificent bison graze peacefully while you listen for the "barking" of the black-tailed prairie dogs. This is the only place in Canada where these colonies are found in their natural habitat. The Badlands are a geological and paleontological paradise.
Other activities at Grasslands National Park include geocaching, guided and unguided hiking, and the kids Xplorer program.
How to Get There:
Grasslands National Park is located in southwest Saskatchewan, just north of the Montana border. Frenchman Valley Campground is located in the West Block, 1 hour S of Swift Current. Rock Creek Campground is located in the East Block, 2 hours S of Moose Jaw.
In 2017, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all places managed by Parks Canada. Regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as; camping, firewood, etc. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2mejIdL.