Grasslands National Park


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Grasslands National Park

Address:PO Box 150
Val Marie, SK S0N2T0

Phone:306-298-2257
Fax:306-298-2042
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/sk/grasslands
Size: Planned for 906 sq. km. when fully established (land acquisition is about 50% complete).
Established: 1981.
Location:In southwestern Saskatchewan near the Saskatchewan-Montana border. The park's West Block centers on the Frenchman River Valley and can be accessed near the village of Val Marie (1.5-hour drive south of Swift Current) on Hwy. 4. The park's East Block centers on the Killdeer Badlands and can be accessed near the town of Wood Mountain on Hwy 18.
Facilities:Visitor center, 8 hiking trails, no designated campgrounds in park. Village of Val Marie provides limited essential service such as groceries, restaurant, fuel and accommodations near the West Block of the park. Similar services are available in the villages of Glentworth and Wood Mountain, the nearest towns to the East Block.
Activities:Primitive camping, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, nature photography, self-guided auto tour, interpretive programs (limited).
Special Features:One of the largest pieces of virtually undisturbed mixed-grass prairie in North America, park supports a wide range of fauna, including species rarely found elsewhere in the country. Park is located on the site where Sir George Mercier Dawson made the first recorded discovery of dinosaur remains in 1874 and where Sitting Bull and his Sioux followers took refuge from the U.S. Army after the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.

See other parks in Saskatchewan.
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Other Dark Sky Preserves in Parks Canadas system of national parks and national historic sites include Elk Island National Park in Alberta; Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan; Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario; Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick; and Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site in Nova Scotia.
Potyondi), University of Manitoba Press, 1981; and, with Barry Potyondi, From Wood Mountain to the Whitemud: An Historical Survey of the Grasslands National Park Area (Ottawa : National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada: Environment Canada 1983).
Both of us were also starving students, so when we learned that Parks Canada was letting a six-month contract to write an historical overview of its proposed Grasslands National Park in the Province of Saskatchewan, we jumped at the chance to bid.
But the hands-down darkest stargazing experience in Canada is in Saskatchewan's Grasslands National Park, on the Montana border.
Alexander was the lucky randomly chosen winner of the Grand Prize: a trip for his family to Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan
Bison and black-footed ferrets were reintroduced to Saskatchewan's Grasslands National Park, returning the ecosystem to a state it hasn't seen in more than a century.
Parks Canada oversees Saskatchewan's historic sites including Fort Battleford, Fort Walsh, the Batoche National Historic Site, Grasslands National Park, and Motherwell Homestead.
Val Marie's significance to this story lies in the fact that it is the gateway to one of Canada's unique national parks, Grasslands National Park.
2] area in Grasslands National Park (49 [degrees] 22[minutes] N, 107 [degrees] 53[minutes] W), [approximately]20 km north of the Montana-Saskatchewan border.
Both Grasslands National Park in the south, which borders on the U.
Expert observer Chris Beckett saw parts of B72 with his 125-mm f/6 apochromatic refractor at 53x from Grasslands National Park on the Saskatchewan-Montana border on a memorable night when the limiting visual magnitude was 7.
In 2006, Parks Canada and partners returned the plains bison to Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan.