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Grasslands National Park of Canada

Horseback Riding

Three horseback riders enjoying the tall grass and distant hills.
© Parks Canada / Kevin Hogarth

Explore the timeless beauty of Grasslands National Park by horseback. Horseback riding is a traditional form of recreation and is considered one of the best ways to enjoy the rustic nature of this prairie landscape. From pre-contact times to present-day ranching, horses have been an integral part of the land. Used here for centuries first by the Aboriginals for hunting and trading purposes and then later on by the larger ranches such as the "76", Turkey Track and T Bar Down ranches. Discover cultural artifacts such as remnant tipi rings, diamond willow corrals and abandoned homesteads.

If you have your own horse, feel free to explore Grasslands National Park at your own convenience. The park is open year round.

If you do not have your own horse and equipment, contact a local outfitter in the area for your choice of riding experience.

Day trips into the park are free, however a camping permit is required for any overnight visits. Horse Camping is available at two locations. South of the Belza day Use site in the West Block and the Rock Creek Campground in the East Block. Site includes: Information Kiosk, horse pens, outhouse, water troughs, and manure receptacle.

Guided Horse Tours Contact the visitor centre for more information.