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The Basics: Where to Camp

Where to begin camping

Saskatchewan

Grasslands National Park Grasslands National Park
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Grasslands National Park

Visit Grasslands National Park, the native prairie in south-western Saskatchewan, and wander where the buffalo roam - through miles of rolling hills and hidden coulees. Discover astonishing geological formations and rock fossil beds, and take the opportunity to catch a glimpse of a burrowing owl or black-footed ferret.

A 5-hour drive from either Regina or Saskatoon.

Must do

From May 1st to September 30th, Grasslands National Park offers guided hikes, astronomy programs and special events. Hike to the top of the famous 70 Mile Butte, discover a dinosaur fossil or learn how to make traditional cowboy coffee. There is something here for everyone!

Wildlife you might see 

  1. Black-tailed Prairie Dog 
  2. Plains Bison 
  3. Pronghorn Antelope 
  4. Sage Grouse 
  5. Ferruginous Hawk

Insider’s tip

There are two parts to Grasslands National Park; be sure to visit both. The West Block will amaze you with its rolling hills and the chance to see bison; the East Block has a landscape with unusual drumlin-like formations where many dinosaur fossils have been found. Don’t miss the visitor centre, located in Val Marie in the West Block.

For more information on camping and the other experiences available, visit the Grasslands National Park website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.

 

Prince Albert National Park Prince Albert National Park
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Prince Albert National Park

With spectacular views, a charming village, and wild animals all around, Prince Albert National Park is sure to offer something for everyone. Camp in deep forests, paddle on pristine waters, or journey on horseback through the Westside to see free-ranging bison on their historical home range.

A 2.5-hour drive from Saskatoon.

Must do

Gather at one of the lakeside campgrounds or stay close to the charming village of Waskesiu. At night, listen for the chorus of frogs and the call of the loons and enjoy a dazzling display of the northern lights. Explore the park for opportunities to see white-tailed deer grazing, otters swimming, and fox at play. If luck is on your side you may even catch a glimpse of a black bear or the ever-elusive moose!

Wildlife you might see 

  1. Elk 
  2. Black bear 
  3. White tailed deer 
  4. Pelican
  5. Eagle

Insider’s tip

Challenge yourself! Paddle, boat or walk to where Grey Owl, one of Canada’s great conservationists, once lived. This overnight trip can be done on your own or with a guided group. The trip to Grey Owl’s Cabin is much more than a backcountry adventure; it is a pilgrimage that will help bring you closer to Grey Owl’s message of conservation, giving you an opportunity to reflect on his words, “Remember you belong to Nature, not it to you.”

For more information on camping and the other experiences available, visit the Prince Albert National Park website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.