Opening hours for 2013
THURSDAY, 9 MAY TO MID-SEPTEMBER
7 days a week, 9:00am to 5pm
(closed for lunch, sign posted)
ATTENTION VISITORS — FUEL UP
There is currently no longer a gas station in Val Marie.
Visitors are advised to fuel up before you visit the park or Val Marie.
Gas is available at Cadillac, Mankota (key lock), Bracken, and Climax.
Fast Facts — Grasslands National Park Fire
April 27–28, 2013
Information from the Park, current as of May 5, 2013
FAST FACTS PDF | FIRE PERIMETER MAP
EVENTS and announcements
Special events are posted on our Events page, or on our Facebook page.
See Grassland National Park for more park events.
See the Village of Val Marie site for events within the village itself.
Please see our EVENTS page for details on
Grassland National Park’s line up for 2013.
SEE OUR SPONSORSHIP PAGE TO ACCESS
OUR NEW MAP OF VAL MARIE
SERVICES & RESOURCES
If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact our manager
Carol Masecar, at 306 298-2002
For details on sponsorship, please see our Sponsor/Membership page.
If you would like to be mentioned on the map,
or see something that should be corrected, please contact
Pam Woodland at pamelawoodland[at]gmail.com
See our Homescapes Quilt book page
for more information on the book
Homescapes: A Community Quilt — Prairie Stories in Word and Quilt
Information on the book and the project it is created in honour of,
together with a PDF preview is available on the Quilt Book page.
The book is also on display at the Village Office.
Limited copies remaining!
If you would like a copy for yourself or a friend, please contact
Carol Masecar at 306 298-2002
of recent events or changes are posted on the Events page
PRAIRIE GROUND COFFEE BAR — Enjoy a cup of well-brewed espresso and homemade treats for your coffee break, get together with a friend, or drop by before or after a park tour. Internet access available.
BOOKSTORE — One of the best selections of titles of a regional nature you’ll find anywhere. Up to date and diverse. Books for all ages.
CRAFTS & GIFT ITEMS — Don’t forget we have locally made, high-quality crafts and other items that make perfect gifts — for yourself or others.
Enjoy the encaustic monotypes by Gerri Ann Siwek in the Cloakroom Gallery (Imprint: Birds and Creatures of the Summer Prairie), and, in the Museum Gallery the photographs on canvas by Nicole Dyke (Prairie Colour).
ECOMUSEUM — Our museum is currently undergoing a transition to a new model of historical, environmental and cultural appreciation. Expect to see changes over the summer that challenge and engage.
PRAIRIE GARDEN — Carlena Acker has worked hard over the years to create garden spaces featuring indigenous species of grasses and flowers. We look forward to the enhancement of these this summer.
* Schedule will change after September 1st — times will be posted at a later date
See our FACEBOOK page [Prairie Wind and Silver Sage] for regular updates, photos, and more.
This website aims to provide basic information regarding the services of Prairie Wind & Silver Sage. Our Facebook page will provide the most recent postings of events or announcements.
Prairie Wind & Silver Sage provides several services for the park, the community, and visitors.
Take in one of the art exhibits that will be showing this summer, while enjoying an espresso and delicious treat from Prairie Ground internet cafe.
Our ecomuseum is a work in progress. The committee of committed and talent local people are revisioning the museum into one of the first ecomuseums in Saskatchewan. It promises to be an excellent resource on the natural and cultural environment of southwestern Saskatchewan that is sure to deepen your appreciation of the area.
Our bookstore offers well-selected titles for all ages that will add to your understanding and enjoyment of this special environment.
Our gift shop offers a variety of fun, interesting, and beautifully crafted items — many of them locally made.
Our 2013 season runs from 9 May to 15 September.
7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm
See below regarding lunch hour closing
LUNCH BREAK: please note that our staff needs a break, too! If you arrive shortly before the lunch break is scheduled, there is a comfortable bench at the Visitor Centre where you can take your beverage and treat. Return to look at the displays and store when we reopen!
GROUPS: when possible, groups of 5+ people are advised to contact Prairie Wind prior to arrival to allow us to serve you better.
Call 306 298-4910.
Prairie Wind & Silver Sage is located in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, a heartbeat from Grasslands National Park. We are in the Little Brick Schoolhouse, across from the Park Visitos Centre on Centre Street. See map insert at top of page.
Updated May 2013