2017 Calendar of events

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Grasslander Classic

Proudly presented by the Village of Val Marie and Grasslands National Park

He shoots, he scores! Welcome not one, but TWO of the “Trio Grande” New York Islander NHL hockey legends, Bryan Trottier AND Clarke Gillies, along with a collection of NHL trophies. A jam-packed weekend of fun, including a ball hockey tournament, kayaking, wagon rides, Bison Facility tours, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and more! Experience the outdoor concert featuring, Guy and the Fellas, Navajo, and Buckshot, starring Canadian Idol Tyler Lewis. A Canada 150 celebration like no other!

July 28 to 30, 2017 West Block, Frenchman Valley Campground and Village of Val Marie

Beyond the Big Dipper

View the night sky like never before, in one of the best places on Earth to view it. Grasslands National Park is designated as a Dark Sky Preserve. Royal Astronomical Society astronomers set up their telescopes, deliver an enchanting presentation, then walk the visitors through an amazing night of viewing the vast heavens. The view of the universe is truly spectacular.

Visitor star gazing at night with an astronomy telescope | Floating right

Cost: Adult $7.30
Youth $4.90

July 22, 8:00pm to 1:00 am
West Block, Frenchman Valley Campground.

For more details or directions:
Phone: 1-877-345-2257
Email: grasslands.info@pc.gc.ca

Fossil Fever

Spend a day uncovering the secrets of ancient dinosaurs, then get dancing under the stars at a country hoedown. The Badlands were the site of one of the first discoveries of dinosaur fossils in Canada, and scientists today continue to unlock the mystery of a time when prehistoric creatures wandered the jungle on what is now the Canadian Prairie.

As part of the five-day Fossil Fever event, small groups get a hands-on lesson as they accompany a crew of paleontologists from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and McGill University on a day’s dig. Wild scenery, lunch in the badlands and five hours of finding hidden gems such as fossils are all included. Wind down enjoying a hot chocolate beneath the spectacular night sky as you watch the glowing campfire embers. Space is limited.

Cost $73.60/person

August 16 to 20, 2017 at 9:00am East Block, Rock Creek Campground. Please pre-register at the McGowan Visitor Centre (East Block). 1-306-476-2018

Interpreter showing fossils to hikers.

Badlands Blast

Join the dig team and other visitors for the highlight of the week! After you have had a ‘rockin’ good day, wash up at the campsite and stop in at the kitchen shelter for a grand campfire supper, followed by a showcase of local musicians at the Rock Creek Hoedown. This is one Grasslands-style party you do not want to miss!


August 19, 2017 at 2:00pm, East Block, Rock Creek Campground.

A group of hikers in the badlands of the park.

For more information:
Phone: 1-877-345-2257
Email: grasslands.info@pc.gc.ca