Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Grasslands National Park
Group activities, events and programs in Grasslands National Park continue to be suspended until further notice.
What’s open (updated: September 8, 2020)
- Print products are available from Visitor Centre staff 9 am to 5 pm daily including maps, guides and brochures.
- Visitor Centre in Val Marie open 9 am to 5 pm daily (open as of September 8)
- Ecotour Road Self-Guided Driving Tour
- Back Country Driving Loop including:
- Molestead Back Country Launch
- Borderlands Lookout
- Day Use Areas providing use of picnic tables and vault toilets
- Frenchman Valley
- Two Trees
- 70 Mile Butte
- Kayak Launch at Belza Bridge
- Frenchman Valley Campground
- Back country camping in Zones 1 to 6
- Equestrian camping
- Red Chairs
What’s closed (updated: September 8, 2020)
- All special events and interpretive activities are cancelled until further notice
- Equipment rentals
- Frenchman Valley Campground Kiosk
- Frenchman Valley Coulee Centre
- Barbeques and fire pits
- Parks Canada Operations Compound in Val Marie
- Back country camping in Zones 7 and 8
- Tipi camping
Camping during COVID-19 (updated: September 8, 2020)
Not all services or facilities are open.
- Frenchman Valley Campground is open. Available on a first-come, first served basis. No reservation required.
- Back Country camping Zone 1 through 6 is open. Register in person at the Visitor Centre.
- Equestrian Camping is open. Four sites available on a first-come, first served basis. No reservation required.
- All campers must check in at Visitor Centre in Val Marie before 5 pm.
- Rock Creek Campground is open. Available on a first-come, first served basis. No reservation required.
- Back Country camping is open. Register in person at the Visitor Centre.
- 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.
- 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 in the East Block 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
- We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Grasslands National Park. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.
Parks Canada is working with our partners to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.
For the most up to date information, visit: