The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.

Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Update for June 1, 2020 - Gradual reopening of Parks Canada places

As of June 1, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Openings will differ across the country.

This means:

  • As of June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada places near you.
  • Access to some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations will be permitted.
  • Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

We will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Update for June 17, 2020 - Camping resumption

Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, camping will be available only to visitors with existing reservations. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.

Important information about your visit to Grasslands National Park

Limited access to the site will be available starting June 1.

Group activities, events and programs in Grasslands National Park continue to be suspended until further notice.

What’s open (updated June 30, 2020)
  • Limited access to the site will be available starting June 1.
  • Print products are available from campground staff 9am to 5pm daily including maps, guides and brochures.

West Block (open as of June 21)

East Block (open as of June 21)

What’s closed (updated June 30, 2020)
  • All special events and interpretive activities are cancelled until further notice
  • Trail maintenance/trail conditions reporting
  • Potable water taps until further notice. Plan to bring at least 1 L of water per hour for hiking and duration of day visits
  • Equipment rentals

West Block

  • Visitor Centre in Val Marie
  • Frenchman Valley Coulee Centre
  • Barbeques, fire pits, potable water points
  • Red Chairs
  • Back Country Driving Loop including:
    • Molestead Back Country Launch
    • Borderlands Lookout
    • Otter Basin Hiking Route
  • Parks Canada Operations Compound in Val Marie
  • Back country camping in Zones 7 and 8
  • oTENTiks
  • Tipi camping

East Block

  • Rock Creek Visitor Centre
  • Rock Creek Summer Kitchen
  • Barbeques, fire pits, potable water points
  • Red Chairs
  • oTENTiks
  • Tipi camping
Camping during COVID-19 (updated: June 30, 2020)

New reservations for Grasslands National Park are open. Not all services or facilities are open.

West Block

  • Frenchman Valley Campground is open. Reservations required.
  • Back Country camping Zone 1 through 6 is open. Reservations required.
  • Equestrian Camping is open. Four sites available on a first-come, first served basis. No reservation required.
  • All campers must check in at Frenchman Valley Campground Kiosk

East Block

  • Rock Creek Campground is open. Reservations required.
  • Back Country camping is open. Reservations required.
  • Equestrian Camping is open. Four sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation required.
  • All campers must check in at Rock Creek Visitor Centre (Walk-up access only).

Learn more about camping at Grasslands National Park.

  • Campers are required to book online in advance via the Parks Canada Reservation System at reservation.pc.gc.ca. Parks Canada campground staff will be present to assist campers from 9:00 to 5:00 daily.
  • More information: Camping in Grasslands National Park
  • Vault toilet facilities in both campgrounds will be available, with access restricted to one family unit at a time. Visitors with self-contained toilet facilities in their trailers or RVs are encouraged to use those facilities and avoid public toilets.
  • Please note that potable water is not available at this time. Visitors are reminded to bring enough potable water for their visit to Grasslands National Park.
  • The health and safety of visitors and Parks Canada team members is of utmost importance to Parks Canada. Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two metres from others.
Your safety when visiting
  • Grasslands National Park is a prairie wilderness environment with few services. Your safety depends on awareness of wild animals, such as bison and rattlesnakes, prairie wildfires and storms, and being able to find your way. For important information about staying safe while enjoying Grasslands National Park, see Visitor Safety
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others.
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories
  • This is an evolving situation. For more information visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus disease page, and the Government of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 page

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with our partners to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

For the most up to date information, visit: