things to DO

Camping in the Backcountry of Prince Albert National Park

Outdoor enthusiasts, pack your tents and head to the wilderness, where a most memorable experience awaits. With 14 designated backcountry campgrounds, you will enjoy the simple comforts like picnic tables, pit privies, firewood and bear caches. Talk to the staff at the Visitor Centre for route information, trip planning, brochures and backcountry permits. Overnight visitors must register on the day of departure, and fees apply where facilities are offered.

Canoeing in Great Blue Heron Provincial Park

Anglin Lake is a beautiful location for an overnight canoe trip as group camping areas are easily accessed from the shore. The lake has many bays and islands that make for an interesting paddle. Canoes and other watercrafts can be rented from Jacobsen Bay store.

Cross Country Skiing at the Ness Creek Site

Enjoy over 15 kilometres of groomed classic ski trails at the Ness Creek Site.  There are trails for all levels - from the scenic, gentle Western Front, the rolling landscapes of the Autobahn, to chances to soar down the James Bond or Faceplant Hill.  Trails are maintained by the NordicNess Ski Club and ski rentals are available.

Cross-country Ski in Prince Albert National Park

Visitors will be able to enjoy several groomed ski trails, thanks to volunteers of the Waskesiu Lake Ski Club Inc. The remaining trails are not groomed or cleared of fallen trees and are tracked by users. You can borrow skiis, snowshoes and children's chariots with cross country ski kits from the Hawood Inn in Waskesiu.

Curling at Elk Ridge Resort

Challenge your friends to a game of curling on Elk Ridge Resort's frozen pond. Losers buy drinks at Walleyes!

Disc Golf - Prince Albert National Park

Try a round of Disc Golf on the newly established course in Waskesiu, located between the main beach parking lot and the Community Hall. Bring your disc, or rent one, and play winter, spring, summer or fall!

The Disc Golf course was sponsored by the Waskesiu Foundation.

Elk Ridge Resort Golf

Carved into the heart of boreal woodland, Elk Ridge's championship golf course offers three spectacular 9-hole courses, each named after an indigenous tree: aspen, tamarack and birch. Elk Ridge operates six months of the year and is host to many high profile and community tournaments.

Fishing in Great Blue Heron Provincial Park

Anglin Lake
  • Game Fish - walleye, northern pike, perch, white sucker
  • Boat launches - Anderson Point Campground, Jacobsen Bay Picnic Area
  • Fish filleting station - Anderson Point Campground
Emma Lake – Murray Point
  • Game Fish - walleye, northern pike, perch, white sucker
  • Boat launch and fish filleting station
Fishing licenses are available at the Christopher Lake Field Office, Hwy 263 in Christopher Lake (306) 982-6250, 

Fishing in Prince Albert National Park

Cast your line into cool northern waters for lake trout, northern pike and walleye. Each lake offers a different experience: fish from shore on Shady; paddle a canoe on Namekus; or rent a boat and try your luck on Waskesiu.

Prince Albert National Park fishing licenses are available for purchase at all Park facilities and marinas. Contact the Visitor Centre for details on fishing seasons, limits and areas that are open to fishing – 1.306.663.4522 or


Friends of the Prince Albert National Park is a volunteer, charitable, non-profit organization made up of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to the stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Prince Albert National Park. The 'Friends' promote public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the national park. Their goal is to protect and promote a sustainable, healthy ecosystem.
The Friends operate a bookshop in Waskesiu and offer educational programming to complement the services offered by the park.