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Grasslands National Park

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Highway 4 | Val Marie, Saskatchewan S0N 2T0, Canada
+1 306-298-2257
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Grasslands, not much wildlife

Entered on the Val Marie loop. Thought we'd see lots of buffalo, antelope, deer, etc. 4 buffalo... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
yvonne p
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El Sobrante, California
A Wonderful Experience

We traveled in September. The area was very quiet and almost deserted. We spent 3 days exploring... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
rick p
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Victoria, Canada
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bison” (30 reviews)
“prairie dogs” (20 reviews)
“west block” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Highway 4 | Val Marie, Saskatchewan S0N 2T0, Canada
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+1 306-298-2257
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Entered on the Val Marie loop. Thought we'd see lots of buffalo, antelope, deer, etc. 4 buffalo, bunch of prairie dogs, 1 coyote. Saw 3 coyotes and antelope outside the park. Get gas in town before you head in...gas stations close up early. Restrooms are...More

Thank yvonne p
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

We traveled in September. The area was very quiet and almost deserted. We spent 3 days exploring Val Marie and the West Block hikes and circle road in the park. We saw almost no people, and you are really isolated. Important to remember there is...More

2  Thank rick p
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

What you read is what you get- grasslands. However, there was a wonderful prairie dog town. the roads are all dirt and not the smoothest. A burrowing owl was seen in the prairie dog town.

1  Thank AdventurousJanis
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

I had planned to get to Grasslands a number of times and finally made it this Fall. It was quite different from our usual camping experience. It is a bit of a drive, on gravel roads, to get from the Park office to the Park/campground....More

1  Thank BigAlks
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

From bison and reptiles to the lichen, the grasslands are an amazing mix of life. I would really recommend a good hike in the park. Very beautiful scenery and you never know when you'll see something new.

2  Thank ptrpdrm
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

I'd been wanting to visit Grasslands for a while - and I was not disappointed. What a beautiful place. Farmland rolling up to the buttes and coulees of the park. I just couldn't get enough of the views. It's not what I'm used to in...More

Thank wloo_andrew
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

We rented a tipi for two nights during the Labour Day long weekend. Our goal was to do as little as possible while maximizing our time out at the West Block. We are avid campers and have been tweaking our ability to camp as a...More

2  Thank Rhonda Y
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

We did a very quick 2-day trip of the park. We spent one day (4-5 hours) in the West Block, doing two 1-hour walking trails and the EcoTour drive. The second day we spent a similar amount of time at the East Block, on a...More

Thank welikeroadtrips
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

This national park definitely represents the prairie landscape. There's a lot of prairie animals, you can easily spot them throughout the park. The park has a scenic drive route, it is quite a nice 1 hour drive around if you don't like hiking. Most of...More

3  Thank NomNom4Foodie
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Beautiful views, no matter which direction you face! We found the maps given to us from the staff very helpful, and the locations very easy to find. Roads are bumpy, but got us there safely. Will return again and again.

2  Thank ExecutiveChamp
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Nat_Hrynuik
May 22, 2017|
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Response from jotiff1 | Reviewed this property |
A lot of the park is accessed via a vehicle, so you could see quite a bit of the park through the vehicle. There are paths, but most are not paved so it may be difficult to push a wheelchair. It is quite flat, however
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Nat_Hrynuik
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Shaun M | Reviewed this property |
There is no ambient light. Drive in and turn off your lights. You will be dazzled.
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Phebe Marie O
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Shaun M | Reviewed this property |
Wifi is found in some establishments in towns like Val Marie, such as the Convent Inn. The park itself is remote with even cell service unavailable. The park posts warnings about that for hikers.
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