Tours and programs
Come and explore our Ecotour Driving Adventure and the Badlands Parkway, diverse trails, and guided experiences. Discover some of Canada’s rarest wildlife, darkest skies, astonishing dinosaur fossils, over 12,000 teepee rings, and varied landscapes, from buttes and valleys to breathtaking badlands. Your surprise awaits!
May 18 to September 2, 2019
Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 am West Block, Frenchman Valley Campground
Some of our famous, yet elusive Grasslands species are facing troubles in this endangered ecosystem. Are we looking at a “Going, Going, Gone” situation for our friends, or is there something we can do to help them out?
May 18 to August 31, 2019
Saturdays, 9:00 am East Block, Rock Creek Campground
Take a walk back in time. Let the grasslands reveal those who have come before you.
July 1 to September 2, 2019
Mondays, 9:00 am East Block, Rock Creek Campground
Sharp eye. Keen Ear. Delicate touch. Mother Earth presents the glory of the mixed grass prairie.
July 2 to August 27, 2019
Tuesdays, 9:00 am West Block, Frenchman Valley Campground
Join us on a journey through time to discover the history and tales of cowboys, homesteaders and ranchers who lived off the land. Learn about the Belza and Larson families and how they were able to thrive in this unforgiving landscape
July 4 to August 29, 2019
Thursdays, 9:00 am West Block, Frenchman Valley Campground
Explore the history of the Plains Bison and their remarkable comeback with a tour of the handling facility, followed by a hike featuring the importance of the bison to the Indigenous Peoples.
May 19 to September 1, 2019
Sundays, 9:00 am, Frenchman Valley Campground and Rock Creek Campground
Set a relaxed pace for your Sunday morning and make connections like prairie neighbours over a cup of delicious brewed-over-the-campfire coffee – strong and memorable!
May 17 to August 30, 2019
Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:00pm, Frenchman Valley Campground and Rock Creek Campground.
Whether it be stories, stars or serenades, one thing is for sure – any evening is a good one to share around the campfire with friends! Join our interpreters for an evening of conversation and campfire snacks.
July 5 to August 30, 2019
Fridays, 1:00pm, East Block, Rock Creek Campground
Watch the canvas come alive as Lakota First Nations artist and storyteller, Kim Soo Goodtrack, illustrates the Star Nation in pastel as she speaks. Following the presentation, create your own artwork in Lakota design.
June 1, 2019 8:00pm
East Block, Rock Creek Campground
July 27, 2019 8:00pm
West Block, Frenchman Valley Campground
View the night sky like never before, in one of the best places on Earth to view it. Royal Astronomical Society astronomers set up their telescopes, deliver an enchanting presentation, then walk the visitors through an amazing night of viewing the vast heavens.
July 3 to August 6, 2019
Wednesdays, 1:00pm, West Block, Frenchman Valley Campground
Join local Métis heritage presenters and learn about the special connections to this landscape through storytelling, interpretation, music and art.
July 6 to August 31, 2019
Saturdays, 6:00 pm, West Block, Frenchman Valley Campground
Take an exclusive journey to the Turkey Track Ridge and witness the secrets of the land unfold before you through the eyes of an archaeologist. Approx. 3 hours, 4 km. Space limited, pre-registration required. Includes transportation to the program location from the Frenchman Valley Campground.
July 6 to August 31, 2019
Saturdays, 7:00pm, Frenchman Valley Campground and Rock Creek Visitor Centre
Hey kids, looking for a fun way to explore the only prairie park in Canada? Join us to learn about what makes Grasslands National Park special. Take a short hike to discover wild life, wild flowers, fossils or even a tipi-ring along the way.