Parks Canada’s Gift to the Earth

Grasslands National Park:  Exciting New Efforts

Commitments to Protect New Areas through the Addition of Ranch Lands

The historic Dixon family ranch lands of the Frenchman River Valley are in the process of becoming protected as part of Grasslands National Park in southwest Saskatchewan. Adding more than 110 km2 of spectacular scenery and native mixed prairie grasslands to the existing park area, these lands include critical habitat for species at risk. Officially proclaimed a national park in 2001, Grasslands National Park together with the surrounding ranch lands, represents one of the finest examples of intact mixed grass prairie in Canada and is home to some of Canada’s rarest wildlife species.

Grasslands National Park
Grasslands National Park
© Parks Canada