Grasslands National Park

A couple enjoys card games and snacks inside the comfort of their Parks Canada oTENTik, in Grasslands National Park.

Are you interested in camping but prefer the comfort of a bed and arriving to find camp already set-up? Parks Canada oTENTik tents in the Frenchman Valley (West Block) and Rock Creek (East Block) Campgrounds offer an easy and relaxing way to experience camping. The oTENTik, exclusive to Parks Canada, is a spacious blend of a tent and an A-frame cabin equipped with beds and furniture on a raised floor.

West Block (Frenchman Valley Campground)

A group of young adults eat breakfast outside their Parks Canada oTENTik at Frenchman Valley Campground, in Grasslands National Park.
  • 4 oTENTik units available (#21 accessible, #24 pet-friendly)
  • Close proximity to Coulee Centre - respite from the heat, a location for cooking and eating, and a hub for park programs
  • Reservations required
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm and check-out time: 11:00 am

East Block (Rock Creek Campground)

  • 8 oTENTik units available (#31 accessible, #28 pet-friendly and accessible)
  • Reservations required
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm and check-out time: 11:00 am
General oTENTik Information
Inside each tent:
  • Sleeping area for up to 6 people - three sleeping platforms with approximately 2 queen sized mattresses and 1 double mattress
  • A table and seating for 6 people
  • Electricity and a small heater
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Please note: there is no plumbing inside the tents
On each campsite:
  • Front deck
  • Fire pit
  • Picnic table
  • Barbeque
  • Adirondack chairs
  • Easy access to drinking water and vault toilets
  • Vehicle parking
What to bring (This list is not exhaustive)
  • Sleeping bags, blankets and pillows (Extra blankets and sleeping bags with a temperature rating of -10° C are recommended in May and September)
  • Food, drinks, and a water container
  • Cooking equipment, dishes, eating utensils and a cooler with ice
  • Slippers or indoor shoes
  • Flashlights
  • Matches or a lighter for lighting the outdoor fire pit

In addition to the national park's camping regulations, Parks Canada oTENTik users must follow a few additional rules:

  • Cooking is not permitted in the oTENTik unit.
  • Smoking is not permitted within the oTENTik unit.
  • Pets are not permitted in the oTENTiks. (Pet-friendly unit available)
  • Damage deposit will be charged if oTENTik is damaged. Cost will be dependent on state of oTENTik.
Booking Information
  • The Visitor Centre in Val Marie and the East Block Rock Creek Campground are 166 km apart, approximately a 2-hour drive. When making reservations, please pay close attention to which block and campground you are choosing.
  • If your reservation is for the Frenchman Valley Campground, please check-in at the Visitor Centre in Val Marie (open May 1 to October 14 ) or the Frenchman Valley Campground Reception (open May 17 to September 2, 2024).
  • If your reservation is for the Rock Creek Campground, please check-in at the Rock Creek Campground Reception in the East Block (open May 1 to October 14).
  • Water is available May 17 to September 30, 2024. Before May 17 and after September 30 , no water will be available at the Frenchman Valley or Rock Creek Campgrounds. Please bring all the water you will need.

Reserve by phone:

Call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). Available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local park time

Outside of North America: (519) 826-5391

If you would like more general information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888.

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