VISIT Saskatchewan Canada

Grassland National Park as reported on by Drake Ditsworth

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...the history of millions of years – back to the Dinosaurs! This prairie has been a sea, a tropical jungle and has survived the glaciers! You won't want to miss it!

The Landscape

This amazing landscape with hundreds of miles of exposed sedimentary rock shows a point of geological time representing the extinction of dinosaurs. The Killdeer Badlands led to the first recorded find of dinosaur remains in Western Canada in 1874

The plants

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The Wildlife

The grasslands are full of life. Many animals rely on the resources in the grasslands to provide them with food, shelter and a place to reproduce. The most common animals that live here are the black tailed prairie dog, swift fox, bison and burrowing owl.

Did you know that:

  • Grasslands National Park is the only national prairie park in Canada?
  • The East Block Badlands are the richest resource for dinosaur fossils in Canada?
  • Grasslands National Park is the only place in Canada where you can see the Black-tailed Prairie Dog and the Black-footed Ferrets in their native habitat?
  • There are over 12,000 ancient teepee rings within the park?


The Visitor Centre is open April 1- October 31 and offers a variety of activities. Check out the following for more information.