Grasslands National Park
The park is Canada's newest national park, established in 1981. In 2006 71 Bison were introduced to the park. After the 2011 calving season the population is about 250 animals.
Grasslands National Park is situated on the northern tip of North America's mixed grass prairie.
Flora and fauna
North American Bison (buffalo), black-footed ferrets, prairie dogs, burrowing owls, sage grouse, yellow-bellied blue racer, rattlesnake and other native prairie species can be found in the park.
The West Block has access points off Highways #4 and #18 near Val Marie. The East Block has access points off Highway #18 – one south of Wood Mountain and the other located east of Glentworth. Watch for signage.
Currently there are no fees to enter the park. Backcountry camping fees are $9.80 for overnight and can be paid at the Visitors Centre in Val Marie.