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Grasslands National Park of Canada

How to Get There

Grasslands National Park is located in southwestern Saskatchewan near the Saskatchewan-Montana border. The Park has two separate blocks. The West Block centres on the Frenchman River Valley and the East Block features the Killdeer Badlands of the Rock Creek area and the Wood Mountain Uplands. The park's West Block can be accessed near the village of Val Marie on Hwy #4 and Hwy #18. Val Marie is a one and a half hour drive south of Swift Current. The Park's East Block can be accessed near the town of Wood Mountain on Hwy #18.

We’re closer than you think!
Distance between the two Grasslands National Park visitor centres: 234 km

Map showing how to get to the site
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GPS Coordinates:

 Val Marie Visitor Centre, West Block:



 McGowans Visitor Centre, East Block:

 49° 4'15.85"N


Distances from West Block Val Marie Visitor Centre to: 

 Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, SK -
 Centre Block Resort, Zipline & Camping (via Eastend, SK) 
 233 km
 Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, AB –
 Elkwater townsite & Camping & Lodge Resort (via Hwy #1)
 350 km
 Fort Walsh National Historic Site  314 km
 T.rex Discovery Centre, Eastend, SK  121 km
 Swift Current, SK  120 km  Medicine Hat, AB  345 km 
 Maple Creek, SK  260 km  Calgary, AB  637 km
 Saskatoon, SK  390 km    

Distance from East Block McGowan’s Visitor Centre to:

 Wood Mountain, SK  48 km  Moose Jaw, SK  214 km
 Assiniboia, SK  111 km  Regina, SK  285 km
 Brandon, MB  584 km    

By Vehicle

West Block:

a) Ecotour Road:

From the Visitor Reception Centre, travel east on Hwy #18 for approximately 14.5 km (9 miles), turn south and follow this road for about 4 km (2.5 miles). Watch for the park signs and the beaver symbol. Once inside the West Block, watch for pull-offs and interpretive panels for the Ecotour.

b) 70 Mile Butte Access:

From the Visitor Reception Centre, travel south on Hwy#4 for approximately 5km (3miles), turn east and follow this road for about 5km (3miles).

c) Two Trees Access:

From the Visitor Reception Centre, travel south on Hwy #4 for approximately 8km (5miles). Watch for the park signs and the beaver symbol.Continue straight onto the gravel road for approximately 2km (1mile). Turn East and continue to the Two Trees.

East Block:

Travel south of Wood Mountain Regional Park on Highway #18 for 22.4 km, watch for Grasslands National Park signs, turn west onto gravel road for 6.4 km, turn south for 6.4 km, then turn west for 2.4 km. Watch for Rock Creek Campground signs at each turn. McGowan Visitor Reception Centre is located in Rock Creek Campground.

By Air

Regina, Saskatoon and Calgary all have international airports that are serviced by major national and international carriers. Learn more about airline service to:

By Rental Car

There are several rental car agencies located Swift Current, Regina or Saskatoon. Contact Sasktourism for details.

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