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Grasslands National Park of Canada

Horseback Riding

Three people ride horses through the grasslands as the sun sets.
© Parks Canada

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, or join our Sunset Horseback Adventure or Cattle Trails and Cowboy Tales interpretive programs.