Welcome to the wooded coulee that you walk through from the gate to the foot of the staircase.  Trembling aspen, Black Ash, Hornbean, Birch, Elms, along with Chokecherries, Saskatoons, Gooseberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Pincherries, Black Currants, Hawthorns, Buckthorns, Prairie Roses, Prairie Lilies, Herbs, and many medicine plants unknown to us all grow here.

     Wild flowers abound all over the plateau in early spring and into late fall.  There is even a tiny fern growing in the wet areas around the numerous spring beds.

     The park itself is mystery for there are few areas with such a diverse ecosystem anywhere else on the southern plains of Saskatchewan.  Where else can a visitor enter a wooded coulee climb a staircase beside a rock wall and then walk on the short grass prairie all within a 10 acre or 6 hectare park.  This park also includes a visit to the largest collection of Petroglyphs on the plains.

     The mystery of the coulees temperatures during the cold winter brought the first adventurers to the coulees for shelter.  Learn about Father Lestanc and the place called Chapel Coulee in the Church Museum at St. Victor.  During winter the temperature on the upper levels can be -40 degrees Celsius, while deep in the bottom of the coulee the it will be 10 to 15 degrees warmer.  During the summer the reverse happens with the canopy of leaves cooling the temperature as much or more.  The fresh water running through the trees adds a cooling effect to the otherwise stifling heat.  The smells rising from the coulee floor speak of sage, yarrow and bergamot, along with that of sweet grass.  This adds to a spellbinding aroma of this prized ecosystem.