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Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Step back in time to the 1870s and discover what life was like on a working fort in the lawless time of rotgut whiskey runners. Imagine the scarlet serge-clad NWMP marching on parade, hear Métis legends handed down through generations and learn traditional crafts and skills. Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm May 16-18, May 19-June 27, 2021: Tuesday to Saturday, July 1 to Sept. 7, 2021: Daily, Sept. 8-26: Tuesday to Saturday.

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Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park

Front-country, back-country, and equestrian camping are all available in Grasslands National Park. Discover the varied landscapes of the Frenchman River Valley in the West Block and observe some of Canada’s rarest wildlife. Explore the breathtaking Badlands Parkway of the East Block and discover astonishing dinosaur fossils exposed in the eroding layers of earth.

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Badlands Parkway

Grasslands National Park

This scenic road experience was carefully designed to provide you with outstanding vistas while protecting some of the very things that characterize this badlands landscape – unique habitats, rare and common wildlife species, hidden archaeological secrets and a timeless horizon.  The Parkway is an 11 km, single lane, paved road designed for two-way traffic. It rises and falls along an escarpment, much of it an historic trail, with westward views across a wild prairie expanse. Along the way, there are 20 pull-offs placed throughout to allow oncoming traffic to pass.

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Ecotour Scenic Drive

Grasslands National Park

The Ecotour Scenic Drive features stunning landscapes, rich history, and active conservation. This 20 km self-guided driving tour through the Frenchman River Valley in the park's West Block usually takes about 2 hours. Information panels along Ecotour Road provide interpretation of the prairie landscape. Enjoy our walking and hiking trails or have a picnic at one of the day use areas along the way!   

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Guided Hike - Going, Going, Gone

Grasslands National Park

Some of our famous, yet elusive Grasslands species are facing troubles in this endangered ecosystem. Are we looking at a “Going, Going, Gone” situation for our friends, or is there something we can do to help them out?  Approximately 2.5 hours, 3.5 km

For additional informatoin on dates and times, please click on the More Info button

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Guided Hike - Footprints in Time

Grasslands National Park

Take a walk back in time. Let the grasslands reveal those who have come before you.   Approximately 3 hours, 7 km

For additional information regarding dates and times, please click the More Info button below.

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Art on the Prairie

Grasslands National Park

Prairie people have created art for thousands of years for purpose and pleasure. Join us to create your own masterpiece inspired by lifestyle and landscape.  For more information regarding dates and times, please click on the More Info button.

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A Hike in the Park

Grasslands National Park

Trails are one of the best ways for you to connect with the landscape and experience the immeasurable beauty and solitude of this park. Grasslands is a prairie wilderness with limited services and preparation is key to having a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Beyond the Big Dipper

Grasslands National Park

View the night sky like never before, in one of the best places on Earth to view it. Members of the Royal Astronomical Society set up their telescopes, deliver an enchanting presentation, then walk the visitors through an amazing night of viewing the vast heavens. 

Check our events calendar for dates.

Pre-registration is required and the price is $14.70 per person. 

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Cowboy Campfire

Grasslands National Park

Set a relaxed pace for your Sunday morning and make connections like prairie neighbours. Allow our interpreters to regale you with stories of days past and provide a glimpse of the local ranching heritage that still exists today.

Campfire coffee will not be served at this time.  For additional information regarding date and times, click the More Info button.

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Fireside Chats

Grasslands National Park

Whether it be stories, stars or serenades, one thing is for sure – any evening is a good one to share around the campfire with friends! Join our interpreters for an evening of entertainment and conversation.  For more information on dates and times, please click on the More Info button.

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Fossil Fever

Grasslands National Park

POSTPONED TO 2022

Always wanted to dig into the past? Join the Royal Saskatchewan Museum as they uncover the secrets of the past. YOU can be part of the dig, a paleontologist for a day! Enjoy Fossil Talks each evening. Pre-registration required. 

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Lakota Legends

Grasslands National Park

Watch the canvas come alive as Lakota First Nations artist and storyteller, Kim Soo Goodtrack, illustrates the Star Nation in pastel as she speaks. Following the presentation, create your own artwork in Lakota design. Approx. 2 hours

For addtional information on dates and times, please click on the More Info button.

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Two Trees Recreation Area

Grasslands National Park

Hiking Trails • Picnic Tables • BBQ • Vault Toilet

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Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park - Saskatchewan

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park - Saskatchewan

650 campsites ranging from unserviced to full-service await! The Saskatchewan side of the Interprovincial Park is divided into two separate blocks: Centre Block (Core Area), and West Block (Wilderness Area). The Centre Block (south of Maple Creek on Highway #21) is where the majority of the campsites are located, as well as all the park’s front country services and amenities. The West Block Wilderness Area (near Fort Walsh on Highway #271) features limited unserviced campsites as well as the equestrian campground. Cypress Hills is the highest point in Canada between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains, and the only place on the prairies in Canada where a lodge pole pine forest occurs naturally. Cypress Hills is also one of Canada’s largest Dark Sky Preserves! Between December 2021 and 2023, the Saskatchewan side of the Cypress Hills will be celebrating its 90th anniversary of designation, development, and opening as a Saskatchewan Provincial Park! Watch for more details on this milestone anniversary.

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Let's Learn About Coffee

The Daily Grind Roastery & Coffee Shop

Learn about roasting, curing, grinding and brewing a perfect cup of coffee using a variety of methods, and go home with a half pound of one of their house roasted blends. Email thedailygrind@sasktel.net for more information or to book a group.

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Wilkinson Memorial Observatory

Town of Eastend

At the Wilkinson Memorial Observatory, one of the best equipped observatories in western Canada, you can see the amazing rings of planet Saturn, follow the space station as it soars through outer space, and feel the vast expanse of our incredible Universe. Arrive in Eastend early so the family can enjoy the other great activities in Eastend as well.

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Downward Goat Yoga

Grotto Gardens Country Market

Stretch your body and clear your mind with this unique yoga experience. Connect with nature as the goats roam around and laugh as they visit you mid "downward goat."

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Silk Sellinger Photography

Silk Sellinger Photography

Silk Sellinger Photography focuses on capturing emotive storytelling images, your authentic selves & the moments that truly make your family unique. Multiple packages & payment plans available with 10% of all proceeds donated.

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The Great Sandhills

Town of Leader

The Great Sandhills encompass 1900 sq. km of Southwest Saskatchewan and are one of the largest set of active dunes in the country. The view from the top of the hills is breathtaking, and visitors to the area consider it a once in a lifetime experience. The largest sand dunes are 25 meters in height and cover several hectares of land.

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Larger than Life Statues

Town of Leader

Explore Leader’s famous wildlife sculptures. Created by the late Ralph Berg of Cabri, SK and Grant McLaughlin of Moose Jaw, SK, these larger than life sculptures depict several of the area’s amazing animal inhabitants. The wildlife sculptures are open and accessible year-round, so come anytime.

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Stegner House

Town of Eastend

The childhood home of great American and Pulitzer Prize winning author Wallace Stegner, it is here that he was inspired to write his novel Wolf Willow. Now an artist retreat where artists and writers are provided a quiet and attractive environment in which to work, while the house is not open to the public, the yard and dedication plaque can be visited. Those artists or writers who wish to do a residency at the Stegner House, must forward their resume a year in advance to be reviewed.

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Broken Spoke Fine Art Gallery & Gift Store

Broken Spoke Fine Art Gallery & Gift Store

This "hidden gem" art gallery housed in an iconic heritage building features Western Canadian Artists.  The gallery gift shop ffeatures unique artistic gifts, gemstones, artifacts, fossils and jewellery.

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Carefree Adventures

Carefree Adventures

Join Carefree Adventures one on of their many guided kayak tours.  From the Frenchman River in Grasslands National Park, Eastend dam, Cypress Lake, or other locations in the area, you are sure to enjoy your time on the water and the ease of having all the equipment provided.

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Historic Reesor Ranch

Historic Reesor Ranch

Gather your herd at the Historic Reesor Ranch a year-round ranch vacation destination that offers romantic getaways, family vacations and group retreats.

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ATV Adventure

Historic Reesor Ranch

Explore the scenery at the Historic Reesor Ranch from one of their ATVs.

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Horseback Riding

Historic Reesor Ranch

Enjoy one of Canada’s signature tourism experiences with authentic western horseback riding adventures at The Historic Reesor Ranch.

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Old Man on His Back Nature Conservancy

Old Man on His Back Nature Conservancy

Old Man on His Back Prairie Heritage and Conservation Area is now a Nocturnal Preserve! The Visitor Centre is open weekends from mid-May to the end of September (Sept 26th). For information on hours of operation, local travel conditions or to arrange a visit during the week, please call interpreter Alan Dumontel at 306.662.7809

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Alpaca Walk

Grotto Gardens Country Market

Enjoy a 30 minute guided Alpaca walk.  This experience is for families, friends, couples, or just for you to enjoy on your own.