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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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Great Family Vacation

We had a wonderful family get away in one of the most beautiful places. Very remote and relaxing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarah F
via mobile
Did not live up to the Hype in the media handouts

No bison within a mile at any time. A few deer and a few antelope, about what you'd see in a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeff C
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Langley City, Canada
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“bison” (31 reviews)
“prairie dogs” (21 reviews)
“west block” (17 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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"bison"
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"prairie dogs"
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"west block"
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"dark sky preserve"
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"hiking trails"
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"southern saskatchewan"
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"off the beaten path"
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"scenic drive"
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"awesome place"
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"cross country"
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"big skies"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a wonderful family get away in one of the most beautiful places. Very remote and relaxing. Staff at the office in East Block went above and beyond to make sure our trip was special.

Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

No bison within a mile at any time. A few deer and a few antelope, about what you'd see in a farmer's field anywhere in Saskatchewan. Lots of open space for sure, but not much else. Bald campground in Frenchman Creek, no protection from the...More

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wonderful place to see wide-open spaces, rolling hills, and the natural grasslands eco-system at it's best. There are varies species of wildlife to observe, including burrowing owls, prairie dogs, and a few bison (depending on the time of year you go---spring is...More

Thank Judith S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here! The visitors center in Val Marie is super helpful and you can drove through the whole park! There are brochures for the ecotour so you can read about the park as you go. We saw bison from a distance as...More

Thank Carrie N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tired of fighting the crowds at the famous sites? Longing for some soul-cleansing big sky? Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan is just the ticket. We spent 5 days/4 nights there in June and just loved it. If you are looking for creature comforts or...More

2  Thank cfandkn
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The eco scenic drive takes you through the park with opportunities to stop at key lookouts that illustrate different features - landforms, grasses, old corrals and animals of course. We stopped to enjoy our picnic lunch at a high point with an expansive vista. This...More

2  Thank Marianne M
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Information Center was very helpful. Saw lots of Prairie Dogs and Buffalo. Great scenic area with lots of plants, animals, and terrain.

Thank Clay W
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Reviewed 11 March 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 23 December 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

4  Thank rick p
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Reviewed 20 November 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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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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Phebe Marie O
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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