A Brief History of the Grasslands National Park

by | Aug 30, 2022

The Grasslands National Park is a national park located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, and close to the border of Montana. It is currently one of the 44 national parks in Canada grasslands, and the entire park covers an impressive area of 907 km2 (350 sq mi).

Grasslands is one of the busier national parks and receives over ten thousand visitors yearly. With numerous opportunities for wildlife viewing throughout the park, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The History of Grasslands National Park

The Grasslands National Park was established officially established in 1981 and was the result of a culmination of hard work and dedication to protect the unique grass, plants, and animals in the region.

On June 19, 1981, The Canadian Government and Saskatchewan Provincial party agreed to establish the Grasslands National Park. After months of negotiations, Park Canada purchased two separate ranches (a western section and an eastern section) from the local owners.

Thanks to the protection of Parks Canada, Grasslands National Park is now thriving. Visitors come from around the world to see the diverse ecosystem featuring grasslands, marshes, lakes, and badlands.

The park is also home to several different animals including pronghorn, bison, burrowing owls, and black-tailed prairie dogs.

Why Visiting Grasslands National Park?

The Grasslands National Park is a popular destination for hikers, birdwatchers, campers, and nature lovers.

Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, take some stunning photographs, or learn about Canada’s history and wildlife, Grasslands National Park is the perfect destination.

Plan your visit to Grasslands National Park today.

Leave noise and traffic behind and experience The Crossing, your gateway to the wide-open, awe-inspiring expanse of Canada’s only nationally protected grasslands