Val Marie, population 126 (2016), is considered the gateway to the Grasslands National Park, with it being located adjacent to the West Block. Val Marie has a few services: a gas station, a hotel/bar, a museum (which also includes a gift shop, coffee shop and art gallery), a café, a campground, art galleries, bed and breakfasts, an old convent that has been converted to an inn, a movie theatre, yoga studio, a hockey arena and curling rink, a library, a community centre, a town square and a community owned grocery store. Some services are only available seasonally.
The nearest full-service centre is the city of Swift Current, located just over an hour to the north.
- 1 Grasslands National Park Visitor Centre (West Block), 101 Centre St, ☏+1-877-345-2257, ✉firstname.lastname@example.org.