Grasslands National Park

 


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Accommodation Details

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  • Village of Val Marie Campground
    • May-October
    • Val Marie
  • Grasslands National Park
    • Val Marie
  • Rosefield Church Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast
  • The Crossing Resort
  • Val Marie Hotel
    • 306-298-4888
    • 221 Centre St, Val Marie
  • The Convent Inn

Guides/Itinerary Recommendations

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  • Birding tour guide available at Interpretive Center
  • GNP is the only national prairie park
  • East Block is representative of the badlands
  • Check buffaloberry thickets for birds
  • Check prairie dogs carefully for Burrowing Owls
  • Visitor’s Center in Val Marie

Travel Information

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  • East Block reached via Hwy 2 west of Killdeer, access limited (2 ½ hours from moose jaw to killdeer)
  • West Block reached via Hwy 4 south of Swift Current (90 minutes)

Getting There

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  • Two units: west block and east block
  • West Block includes Frenchman River Valley
  • Eastern Short-horned Lizard, Yellow-bellied Racer, Prairie Rattlesnake, Swift Fox, Black-tailed Prairie Dogs, Black-footed Ferret

Contacts

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  • Grasslands National Park: 306-298-2257

Things to Do

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  • Parks Canada Interpretive Center at the junction of the highway and Centre St
  • Ecotour loop through the west block
  • Prairie Wind and Silver Sage gift shop
  • Perrault’s Museum and Guided Tour

Links

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Target Birds

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  • Cinnamon Teal (B)
  • Ring-necked Pheasant (Bi)
  • Greater Sage Grouse (B)
  • Ferruginous Hawk (B)
  • Golden Eagle (B)
  • Prairie Falcon (B)
  • Long-billed Curlew (B)
  • Burrowing Owl (B)
  • Loggerhead Shrike (B)
  • Sprague’s Pipit (B)
  • Chestnut-collared Longspur (B)
  • McCown’s Longspur (B)
  • Yellow-breasted Chat (B)
  • Brewer’s Sparrow (B)
  • Lark Sparrow (B)
  • Grasshopper Sparrow (B)
  • Baird’s Sparrow (B)
  • Bobolink (B)