Grasslands National Park
VISIT Grasslands National Park:
Grasslands National Park was established in 1981, and has a total area of 180,480 acres (282 square miles, or 731 square kilometers).
|Address||SK-4, Val Marie, SK,|
|Hours||Open year round, but facilities only open from May 1 until mid-October.|
|Entrance Fee||Free to $7, depending on age|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
Visitors are welcome to visit Grasslands National Park during the winter season. Park trails and the Ecotour Scenic Drive in the West Block remain open year round. Please visit our Trail Conditions page for winter road and trail conditions.
Services are not available from mid-October until May 1st annually. The clearing of roads, campsites, trail maintenance, park visitor centres, cooking shelters, and water will not be provided. All visitors must be prepared to be on their own in the park from October to May.
Using Historical Data to Predict
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Grasslands National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Grasslands National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Grasslands National Park are May, June, September & October.
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Grasslands National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Grasslands National Park is visited.
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Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Grasslands National Park.
|Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site||301 km|
|Theodore Roosevelt National Park||402 km|
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Grasslands National Park:
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Grasslands National Park.
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||496 km|
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||612 km|
|Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International Airport||YWG||Winnipeg, MB||759 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Grasslands National Park.
|Wokal Field/Glasgow-Valley County Airport||GGW||Glasgow, MT||136 km|
|Medicine Hat Airport||YXH||Medicine Hat, AB||235 km|
|Regina International Airport||YQR||Regina, SK||258 km|
|Lewistown Municipal Airport||LWT||Lewistown, MT||272 km|
|Williston Basin International Airport||XWA||Williston, ND||309 km|
|Great Falls International Airport||GTF||Great Falls, MT||330 km|
|Frank Wiley Field||MLS||Miles City, MT||337 km|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.