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Grasslands National Park

Ecotour Scenic Drive

A bison stands underneath a lone tree along Ecotour Road.

The Ecotour Scenic Drive features stunning landscapes, rich history, and active conservation. This self-guided driving tour through the Frenchman River Valley in the park's west block usually takes about 2.5 hours. It can be completed as an 80km loop or a 70km “out and back.” Information panels along Ecotour Road provide interpretation of the prairie landscape. Enjoy our walking and hiking trails or have a picnic at one of the day use areas along the way! The Ecotour Scenic Drive Self-Guided Tour booklet is available at the Visitor Centre.

Highlights of the Ecotour Driving Tour:

  • Prairie Dog colonies
  • Bison sightings
  • Wildlife & Bird watching
  • Walking & hiking trails
  • Exploring archeological sites
  • Viewing historical homesteading and ranching sites
  • Stunning views of the coulees, buttes and Frenchman River Valley
  • Discover the flora that make up the grasslands