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The Canadian Prairies

Saskatchewan and Manitoba - a land of contrast, mystery, history and beauty. Discover the subarctic tundra and Hudson Bay coastline where whales, caribou, and polar bears abound. Take in the vastness of the open prairie. Marvel at sunsets and the unexpected encounters with rare plants and animals. Explore the pristine and untouched boreal forest where great owl and moose live as they always have.

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ESCAPE THE OFFICE!

It's time to reclaim that balance in your life and enrich those family bonds. And what better place to do that than in a national park or national historic site? Opportunities abound to have fun and relax as a family. There's nothing like the great outdoors to escape and recharge your batteries. The choices are endless... all you have to do is pick one!

Visitors around a campfire Relaxing by the campfire at Grasslands
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Choose your own ultimate adventure

Relax by the campfire at Friday night’s ‘Fireside Chats, Stories and S’more’ program. Fall asleep in our new campground dreaming of wildlife and beautiful landscapes - adventure awaits during tomorrow’s ‘Family Super Saturday’ experience. Cap the weekend off with a guided ‘Walk in the Park’ on Sunday morning. With so many fun things to choose from, you’ll wish you had more time!

Grasslands National Park


Kids feeding a horse Feeding the horses at Motherwell Homestead
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From field to fork

Become a farm hand and see which animal tries to steal your attention. After all the ‘horseplay’, find the clothesline and get dressed up for an original family photo op. To finish your day, indulge in the delicious tastes of the ‘Off the Beaten Path Café’. Cap it off with a relaxing horse-drawn weekend wagon ride around the homestead.

Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site



Whales Watching beluga whales in the Churchill River
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The accessible arctic experience

Join Parks Canada staff for a guided tour of Cape Merry Battery National Historic Site, easily reached by Churchill. Learn about this site’s role in the epic struggle between the English and the French for control of Hudson Bay. Summer is the perfect time to watch thousands of beluga whales travel the Churchill River.

Prince of Wales Fort - Cape Merry Battery National Historic Sites


Young adults searching for caches Finding caches at The Forks
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Cache Me If You Can!

Can you solve the mystery of The Forks? Put on your thinking caps and crack the case through a self-directed GPS tour that will take you through the secrets and mysteries of this historic space. Find the hidden geo-cache and track down the site's elusive and storied history.

The Forks National Historic Site


Family in bunk beds enjoying camping experience inside oTENTik tent Experiencing camping in an oTENTik
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Camping will never be the same!

It only took 15 minutes to set up camp and the oTENTik already feels like home. Next on the to-do list – the beach! It’s all about sand castles, splashing in the water, and taking the kayak for a spin. Later you plan to bike into Waskesiu for ice cream, have s’mores by the fire and crawl into your comfy bed. The perfect summer day!

Prince Albert National Park



Want a print version? Download the visitor guide for the Canadian Prairies (PDF, 4.79 MB) or order your free copy by calling 1-888-773-8888.