What to know before you visit
Over the next several years, Parks Canada will invest $3 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.
This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.
When visiting Grasslands National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Following is a list of current infrastructure projects at Grasslands National Park.
Infrastructure Projects at Grasslands National Park
Project name: Grasslands National Park - Firehall Rehabilitation
Estimated total: $1.5M
Project description: Recapitalization of the Firehall to address requirements for fire suppression and prescribed burn programs.
Project name: Grasslands National Park - Fencing Repairs and Replacement
Estimated total: $3M
Project description: Repair or replace existing fences in order for them to meet the standard for Bison control.
Project name: Grasslands National Park - East and West Block Visitor Facilities
Estimated total: $2.3M
Project description: The prime objective of the project is to replace, restore or upgrade East and West Block visitor facilities and by doing so, providing permanent, safer, better quality and more durable facilities with a focus on the Rock Creek Campground.
Project name: Presenting the Prairie Icons program
Estimated total: $4.5M
Project description: Improve the shrublands ecosystem of the park’s prairie landscape by enhancing and restoring black-tailed prairie dog and greater sage-grouse habitat, using natural processes such as fire and grazing to increase habitat availability. This project also aims to increase visitation through improved infrastructure (sustainable trails and developed campgrounds) and enhanced programming. Another component will include the engagement of park volunteers in mapping prairie dog colonies, participating in sagebrush habitat restoration, and marking fences to minimize sage-grouse mortality.
For more information, please contact us.
*Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway at Grasslands National Park. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed.