Getting to Val Marie

Northern Divide (Photo by Greg Conley)

Val Marie is located in the southernmost part of the province of Saskatchewan, 120 km off the Trans-Canada Highway, straight south of Swift Current, and is the gateway to Grasslands National Park. To get here, it is best to drive.

Buses travel to Swift Current, 120 km north of Val Marie, but there is no bus service south of there.

Driving from Regina

Leave Regina going west on Trans-Canada highway 1 until you reach Swift Current, about 2 hours 20 minutes driving time. Just east of Swift Current, follow signs for Cadillac/Val Marie/Grasslands National Park, onto Saskatchewan Highway 4 south. Driving time from Swift Current to Val Marie is 1hour 20 minutes. On the way from Regina, you will travel through varied and often quite beautiful prairie landscape, passing two international bird sanctuaries. Between Cadillac and Val Marie you will cross a continental divide which separates the Saskatchewan and Missouri river systems, and you will marvel at the space and the beauty of the landscape. The highways are rarely busy.

Driving from Saskatoon

Leave Saskatoon going west on Saskatchewan Highway 7 until you reach Rosetown, about 1 hour 15 minutes driving time. Just after Rosetown, turn south onto Saskatchewan Highway 4. At Swift Current, follow signs for Highway 4 south to Cadillac/Val Marie/Grasslands National Park, continuing on Highway 4 south. Driving time from Rosetown to Val Marie is 3 hours. On the way from Saskatoon you will travel through open expanses of farmland. Between Cadillac and Val Marie you will cross a continental divide which separates the Saskatchewan and Missouri river systems, and you will marvel at the space and the beauty of the landscape. Highway 7 can be more heavily trafficked; highway 4 is rarely busy.

Getting to Regina or Saskatoon

Within Canada, Air Canada and WestJet both fly to Regina and Saskatoon. Click on the links for schedules. From the U.S., Delta and United Airlines offer regularly scheduled flights.