Grasslands National Park of Canada
This is ‘cowboy’ (and cowgirl) country. © Parks Canada / Carol Masecar
We invite you to 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. 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. The park is open year round. Up-to-date information is available by contacting the Visitor Reception Centre or check our website for the Horse Users' Guide brochure.