Experience the solitude of the wide-open plain as the prairie wind ripples a sea of grasses beneath the clear blue sky. Ride a traditional wagon, sit before a crackling campfire or spend the night beneath a canopy of brilliant stars. Travel back in time as you gaze at dinosaur bones, wander past tipi rings and catch a glimpse of a prairie homestead on the distant horizon.
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PO Box 150
Val Marie SK S0N 2T0
Hours of operation
Some services and facilities are open only during the summer season
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Telephone (west block visitor centre): 1-877-345-2257
Telephone (east block visitor centre): 1-306-476-2018
Discover Parks Canada in 2018!
Parks Canada invites families to explore Canada’s most amazing destinations. Youth admission will be free starting January 2018. Save 20% on Family/Group passes until December 31, 2017.
Fort Walsh National Historic Site
Experience life with James Morrow Walsh and his NWMP troops in the 1870s. Barter for buffalo robes at the trading post, smell sweet lodge pole pines on a hike through the Cypress Hills.
Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site
Hear prairie songbirds sing and smell the sweet hay as you help feed the horses. Re-connect with Canada’s homestead life and bake bread with flour ground from grain harvested from the golden fields outside.
Riding Mountain National Park
Explore 3000 km2 of thrilling outdoor possibilities in Riding Mountain National Park where the boreal forest, aspen parkland and fescue prairie meet.