Exploring Grasslands

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. 

At the Visitor Centres you'll find displays, brochures and knowledgeable interpretive staff with information on programs, special events and safety. The West Block Visitor Center is located in Val Marie and the East Block Visitor Center is located in the Rock Creek Campground. 

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.