Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park

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VISIT Grasslands National Park:

Park Details

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,
Phone877-345-2257
HoursOpen year round, but facilities only open from May 1 until mid-October.
Entrance FeeFree to $7, depending on age
Learn MoreOfficial 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.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation151024316263333527181614
Avg Temp273142566776858472574029
Max Temp434660748393979689775844
Avg Temp121624344452585747352414
Min Temp-12-53212940474531195-8
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

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.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
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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.

NameDistance
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site301 km
Theodore Roosevelt National Park402 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:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Grasslands National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB496 km
Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB612 km
Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International AirportYWGWinnipeg, MB759 km
Medium Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Wokal Field/Glasgow-Valley County AirportGGWGlasgow, MT136 km
Medicine Hat AirportYXHMedicine Hat, AB235 km
Regina International AirportYQRRegina, SK258 km
Lewistown Municipal AirportLWTLewistown, MT272 km
Williston Basin International AirportXWAWilliston, ND309 km
Great Falls International AirportGTFGreat Falls, MT330 km
Frank Wiley FieldMLSMiles City, MT337 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.