The small village of Val Marie is situated in southern Saskatchewan just 25 minutes north of the Saskatchewan/United States border. The area's economy is based on farming, ranching, tourism and natural gas. Before heading out to the Grasslands National Park's West Block, stop at the park's office for detailed information on its history, flora and fauna, special events, programs and more. The community and area also offer a variety of accommodation options for visitors including the Val Marie Hotel, Val Marie Campground, the Convent Inn and Sky Story Bed & Breakfast. And don't leave the community without stopping for a tasty treat at the coffee bar or browsing the book and gift shop selections at Prairie Wind & Silver Sage.