Batoche Drainage Improvement

The proposed project is to reduce flooding of the visitor parking area and of the Visitor Reception Center basement by installing a passive drainage system to manage water levels of two small ponds. The ponds are between the Visitor Reception Centre and the Administrative Offices building. In years of high moisture, the ponds overflow into the visitor parking area preventing visitor access and ground water seeps into the Visitor Reception Center basement causing damage as well as health and safety concerns. It is expected that by managing levels in the ponds to approximate average to low moisture years, flooding of the parking area and of the Visitor Reception Center basement will be prevented. This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.

Latest update

May 8, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from April 8 to May 8, 2022 - April 8, 2022


Grasslands National Park
P.O. Box 150
Val Marie, Saskatchewan S0N 2T0
Telephone: 306-298-2257 or 1-888-773-8888

  • Location

    • Grasslands National Park (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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