I had an overwhelming urge to start talking like David Attenborough the minute I stepped out of the car at Grasslands National Park, but apparently, I sounded like a Spanish pirate so thankfully cameras weren't rolling yet!
Speaking of rolling, the hills in thsi place are really a sight to behold! I was in awe the entire time I explored the Ecotour Scenic Drive in Grasslands National Park's West Block, a 20km self-guided driving tour through the Frenchman River Valley (80 km round-trip to Val Marie).
This is a beautiful journey through some of the most majestic parts of Canada's Grasslands National Park. Information panels along Ecotour Road provide a fascinating interpretation both of the fragile prairie ecosystem and the First Nations communities who call it home.
Bring your safari spirit, binoculars and cameras for an epic chance to see bison, antelope and lots (I mean lots) of prairie dogs. Allow yourself plenty of time for viewing. Enjoy the exhilarating hiking trails, view rare wildlife and breathtaking landscapes and picnic at one of the day-use areas along the way!
My recommendation for the ultimate expereince is to book one of the fancy canvas tents at Frenchman Valley Campground, but of course, you can also pitch your own tent and enjoy the mesmerizing experience of stargazing deep in the Darkest Sky Preserve in Canada!
Grasslands National Park is one of the most immersirve eco experiences in the province, I can't wait to visit again this winter for a stargazing in Saskatchewan feature story!
Thanks for reading - El Saskatchewanderer!