Safety and guidelines

Grasslands National Park

We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it’s important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimize the negative impact of unfortunate circumstances.

For general information on how to stay safe when enjoying the outdoors visit

Grasslands National Park is a prairie wilderness environment with few services. Be prepared! Your safety depends on awareness of wild animals, such as bison and rattlesnakes, prairie wildfires and storms, and being able to find your way!

For important information about staying safe while enjoying Grasslands National Park, please explore the topics below:

9-1-1 Police, Fire, Ambulance (Limited cell coverage)
Park Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100
(306) 298-2166 “press 2”
RCMP – West Block (306) 625-6400 Ponteix 24 hrs.
RCMP – East Block (306) 642-7110 Assiniboia 24 hrs.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility

At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Visit our websites and stop at a visitor center to speak with our employees for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

Planning a safe visit to a national park

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