Grasslands National Park of Canada
Enjoy the true wilderness of Grasslands National Park though backpacking! This is the only national ‘prairie’ park! Enjoy the rolling hills, deep coulees, stunning valleys and the badlands. With minimal services provided, Grasslands is a great place to “get away!”
The Prairie Wilderness:
We don’t often think of the prairies as being a “wild” place. The prairie weather can be unpredictable. Hot days or lightning storms are not uncommon. It is easy to become disoriented and distances are often difficult to judge. Potable water cannot be found in the park.
Enjoy the true wilderness of Grasslands National Park though backpacking!© Douglas Walker / Saskatchewan Tourism
Please register for camping at the Visitor Reception Centre in Val Marie or the Rodeo and Ranch Museum in Wood Mountain. During the fire ban season, portable stoves and campfires are banned. Please be prepared for ‘cold camping.’
Planning your trip:
- Obtain up-to-date safety information at the Visitor Reception Centre
- Leave your itinerary with someone responsible
- Pick up the Field Guide or topographic maps at the Friends of the Grasslands – Prairie Wind and Silver Sage.
Two day trips:
- Hike from Ecotour Road to the Broken Hills (West Block)
- Hike from McGowan’s Campground to Zahursky’s Point (East Block)
Three day trips:
- Hike from Ecotour Road to Timbergulch Coulee (West Block)
- Hike from McGowan’s to the Red Buttes (East Block
Backcountry visitors have a special responsibility to minimize their impact on the park's rich natural and cultural heritage
Enjoy your trip!