Saskatoon Island Provincial Park, Grande Prairie

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Saskatoon Island Provincial Park is a provincial park located in northern Alberta, Canada. It is located 20km west of Grande Prairie in the Peace River Country, on the southern shore of Saskatoon Lake.HistoryThe park takes its name form a large island that used to be in the middle of the lake, where Cree natives used to pick saskatoon berries to use in pemmican. The island merged to the adjacent plains when the water level dropped in 1919, and the lake was divided in two sections.A settlement was established on the north side of the lake. The community of Lake Saskatoon was incorporated as a village in 1912. It was eventually abandoned after 1924, when the Grande Prairie-Grande Cache Railway missed the settlement by 9km when it was constructed on a more southern route through Wembley instead.A provincial park was created on the spit of land dividing the two parts of the lake. It was established on November 21, 1932.The area was declared a Federal Migratory Bird Sanctuary in 1948.ConservationThe park is a federal migratory bird sanctuary as part of the Grande Prairie Important Bird Area, hosting the threatened trumpeter swan.
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  • We went at the end of the year during the week, but even got busy on the weekend this late in the year. Sites are nice. There are 3 loops. 1st one is treed, as is the second. Third is a less treed but...  more »
  • well maintained and pleasant sites for a gathering, picnic or just a quiet place to walk around and enjoy the scenes of the day  more »
  • Very nice park with large sites and 30 amp electric. Showers were a ways away but very clean. They have free firewood for your enjoyment to keep the mosquitos away....haha. Very nice experience and ve...  more »
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  • Great park! Best Saskatoon berries outside of... Saskatoon.
  • Our fave campground! Pick and eat the Saskatoon's when in season. Most convenient campground due to its location from GP. Clean, beautiful and plenty of playgrounds for Street Poling lol.
  • Great snowshoeing, cross country skiing and hiking trails!
  • Excellent park for day trip. Playground and ride for kids. Nice walking trails. Good for rv and tents camping.
  • Nice, quiet, well kept, good for family's 2 relax & a place 4 the kids to play! Pretty kool!
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