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Grasslands National Park

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Prairies Paradise

We did our first experience of the Grasslands in 2017 and have been dying to get back there ever... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Darrel D
oTENTik camping in the East and West blocks

I spent three nights at Grasslands National Park in September - two nights in the East block and... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
jaykay99
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Highway 4 | Val Marie, Saskatchewan S0N 2T0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did our first experience of the Grasslands in 2017 and have been dying to get back there ever since. We only saw the west block, and want to again visit there, but also the east block is a bit more rugged with exposed buttes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Darrel D
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I spent three nights at Grasslands National Park in September - two nights in the East block and one night in the West block. The scenery in the park was spectacular and unlike anything I'd seen before. Definitely worth a few days' visit. I especially...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Saskatchewan is not all flat land to the horizon. If you think so, come here. This area was sculpted by the melt waters from the retreating glaciers. They are broad valleys as well as long vistas. While there, we did the Echotour scenic Drive, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank OldeDad
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place that makes you feel a part of the universe. A small part but still a part. Although the grassland complete with bison, prairie dogs, coyote, etc are amazng the night sky is spectacular. This is truly where this park shines...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 29jrh
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We stayed one night and then moved to the Val Marie campground. The Park does not have a system for showing which sites are reserved unless you book online. You may show up there and find a vacant camp site (wide open, grassy prairie with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bevra
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

3rd visit to Grasslands with my son - 2006, 2009, and week of August 20/18. Stayed at The Crossing again and love that quiet, peaceful spot. So great to see the steady improvements being made by Parks Canada, particularly interpretive signage and trail upgrades. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A bit of a side trip off the beaten path. Pick up info at the visitor center in Val Marie. We had limited time so we entered the park from the north end, drove to trail 7 and back. Did not see most of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank idgara56
Reviewed 14 August 2018

After visiting several other National Parks across the country, we were wowed by the difference at Grasslands. There is no shade, no traffic, not much in the way of local amenities and very few tourists... it was really quite lovely! While the drive south to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank _sporterfield
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The wide open expanse of the mixed grass prairie is something everyone should experience, but not all at once! There is an abundance of wildlife even along the many kilometres of the Scenic Trail, but even more in the far reaches of this landscape. Traversing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Allen W
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Grasslands is a wonderful hidden gem of the Parks Canada system. At first blush it might not seem like much... You could easily see the highlights of the West Block in an afternoon. For those who have never seen the bald prairie, it's not to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nat_Hrynuik
22 May 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
22 May 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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phebemarieo
27 February 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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