Grasslands National Park is one of the few remaining natural grasslands in North America, a testament to the prairies as they existed for millennia before they were turned under by the settler’s plough.

Here visitors really can watch the buffalo roam, the deer and the antelope play. Once near extinction, the plains bison, swift fox and black-footed ferret have been carefully re-introduced to their natural habitat. Wander through a black-tailed prairie dog colony, where these cute creatures, known for their distinctive barks and yips, groom, frolic and carry on with their business.

Travel back through the layers of history as you step through expanses of dinosaur fossils, traverse First Nations encampments filled with tipi rings and wander the ruins of prairie homesteads.

Drive a self-guided ecological and cultural tour, sign up for a weekend of interpretive programs and campfires or blaze a trail of your own, tent and provisions on your back.