things to DO

ATV Riding

Looking to get some mud on the tires? The trails are at full throttle from Big River all the way to Lakeland. Enjoy the scenic open terrain and forested zones as you carve through Saskatchewan's lush boreal forests. ATV enthusiasts will find scenic rides through forests, along old logging roads, across open meadows and around glistening lakes. Many of the local ATV tracks double for snowmobiling in the winter.

Beaches in Prince Albert National Park

There is a beach here to suit everyone! From the main beach in Waskesiu with a playground, showers and quick access to the townsite amenities to more secluded areas on Namekus Lake  that can only be reached by canoe.  Make a 'day at the beach' your Prince Albert National Park tradition.  

Bears on the Beach – Waskesiu Playground Renewal

Within the heart of Waskesiu, at the townsite's main beach, a giant ‘tree’ and life-sized sculpture of a playful mother bear and her cubs will soon provide climbing opportunities for children as part of a new nature-themed playground. The tree and bears are part of the "Bears on the Beach" playground renewal project lead by the Waskesiu Foundation Inc. with Parks Canada as a proud partner.

Big River Area - Ski Timber Ridge

Ski Timber Ridge is the ski hill the community built.

Ski Timber Ridge welcomes you to another frosty winter season. The snow is piled high. The snowboard park is nearing completion. The rental shop has grown this year with the addition of new Salomon scrambler skis. The width of the bunny hill has been expanded recently.

Bike and Picnic Tour

Flora Bora Forest Lodging offers a fun biking package  “Afternoon Delight Bike and Picnic Tour”

Biking in Prince Albert National Park

Looking for a quick way to cover some ground? Bring or rent a bike and challenge yourself to one of the longer trails in the park. Adventure + exercise + beautiful scenery = one awesome day!

 

Trail Name

Location

Length (one way)

Red Deer (3 loops)

Bird Watching in Prince Albert National Park

Have you ever spotted a bird or listened to its song and wondered what it is? Bird identification is a fun and easy activity for the whole family or a way to spice up a solo hike. In all seasons the park provides endless opportunities for birding.

Just follow a few simple steps:

What to bring:

  • Camera, binoculars, water and lunch
  • Prince Albert National Park Bird checklist – available at the Visitor Centre
  • Bird field guide

What you may see:

Bison Trails

Saskatchewan’s Got Bison!

Release your inner Wild West and follow in the historical hoof prints of Saskatchewan’s plains bison with one of three road trip itineraries. From north to south, discover the diversity of landscapes and rich culture the province has to offer. Starting at Prince Albert National Park’s West Side as you bike, hike or horseback ride you may catch a glimpse of plains bison grazing in their historical range. Further along, your journey will take you south across windswept, rolling Grasslands National Park. Let loose and get on the bison trail!

Boating and Sailing in Prince Albert National Park

Boating

Bring your own boat or rent one from one of three marinas in the park. The vast and pristine waters of Waskesiu, Sandy, Hanging Hearts, and Crean lakes will play host to your water adventures.  While you are out cruising keep a watchful eye on the shorelines for pelicans, moose, elk, bald eagles, and other wildlife.

 For the adventurer, bring a small boat (under 40 hp) to Kingsmere Lake and tackle the kilometre-long railcart portage. You will be rewarded with spectacular wilderness and remote beaches!

Camping in Great Blue Heron Provincial Park

Murray Point Campground is located at Emma Lake and offers 169 electrified campsites, potable water, showers, firewood, wheelchair accessible sites, group camping, playground, beach and boat launch.  Murray Point Campground is a great location families with younger children.  The beach and playground are within a few short steps of every campsite.  Family friendly interpretive programs are offered during the summer months.  Check www.saskparks.net for a complete listing.

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