Prince Albert National Park: your four-season playground
At the heart of Saskatchewan, Prince Albert National Park’s 3,877 km² boasts spectacular scenery, an abundance of wildlife, a rich cultural history, a variety of year-round recreational activities and the charming village of Waskesiu.
From mellow to adventurous, choose the experience that interests you. Spring, summer and fall, camp in the boreal forest, paddle or boat on clear waters, visit bogs or hike one of 21 trails. Aromatic scents fill the air as the park is home to a myriad of plants and wild flowers. Bring a picnic to one of the beautiful beaches, dive into a lake and swim with the fish. Challenge your group to a game of Disc Golf, tennis, a round of golf at the historic Waskesiu Golf Course or rent bikes and explore the park on two wheels.
In winter, cleared roads lead to over 75 kms of groomed cross-country ski trails for all skill levels. Ski the popular Fisher Trail or create your own route by snowshoe. The crisp air and panoramic scenes will invigorate you. Ice fish on Waskesiu Lake. Roast a wiener and sip hot chocolate at one of the warming shelters. Lace up your skates at the indoor arena. Take a scenic drive and watch for wolves, elk, owls, and pine martens. Delight in the northern lights.
The village of Waskesiu offers different experiences throughout the seasons. In summer, Waskesiu is a buzz with great shopping and a variety of restaurants and cafés to choose from all in close proximity to sandy beaches. In winter, the low-key pace of the village allows you to unwind and ease into the peace and tranquility of this special place. Stop by the Visitor Centre to borrow cross-country skis or snowshoes and map your next adventure. In any season, Waskeisu is the perfect base from which to explore the park.
Only 90 kms from Prince Albert, the park is open year-round with a variety of accommodation and dining available. Park events, programs and guided experiences are on-going. Check our website for a list of events or chat the friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Visitor Centre which is open daily! See you soon in Prince Albert National Park, where the north beings and the settled south is left behind.