Activities for Children
Parka is eagerly waiting to introduce you to the wonders of Grasslands National Park! Are you ready to explore, discover, and learn? Join this busy little beaver and complete some fun activities!
Parka is the proud founder of Club Parka, a series of activities which encourage your child to explore, discover, learn and have fun! Pick up your special Parka activity in the Visitor Centre.
Recommended for children ages 2 to 5.
Visiting with Young Children? Explore with Club Parka!
With the Club Parka booklet kids can explore, learn and have fun! The booklets are available on site. With the Photo Missions App, kids are invited to help Parka and Chirp find and photograph specific items found at our place! Download the app for free before visiting. Once one or both activities are completed, they will receive a reward!Learn more about Parka and download other activities! Download the free Photo Missions App
Activities for Explorers
At Parks Canada, we do our very best to offer our “explorer” visitors a memorable experience. That is why we set up a special nation-wide program designed with these young people in mind. A whole array of fun, educational activities will enable them to explore the natural and historical treasures of each park.
Xplorers Booklet (for children aged 6 to 11 years)
The Xplorers booklet contains a range of activities that will help to inspire young people to have fun and learn about their surroundings as they experience Grasslands National Park.
Upon arriving at the park, children may request their booklets from the West Block Visitor Centre in Val Marie and the Rock Creek Visitor Centre in the East Block.
A surprise for each explorer!
All young explorers who have completed at least three of the booklet’s proposed activities before the end of their visit will get a surprise. Show your booklet at either Visitor Centre locations to collect your prize!
Geocaching for Kids
Do you like treasure hunts? Then you will love geocaching in Grasslands National Park! Discover three hidden caches around both the Frenchman Valley Campground in the West Block and along the Creek to Peak Trail leaving from the Rock Creek Campground in the East Block. Watch for wildlife, learn about the Indigenous Peoples, the homesteaders and perhaps discover a dinosaur fossil! GPS units available to borrow from either Visitor Centre locations.
Stop by the West Block Visitor Centre in Val Marie or the Rock Creek Visitor Centre in the East Block and borrow a Discovery Pack! Full of fun, hands on activities, these packs allow you to learn more about the history of the Indigenous Peoples, the dark sky, and wildlife of the prairies!
Guided Tours and Programs
Join us for one of our guided tours and programs! Watch the grasslands come alive as you discover what makes Grasslands National Park special!