Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Alberta  /  Grande Prairie  /  Nature  /  Saskatoon Island Provincial Park

Saskatoon Island Provincial Park, Grande Prairie

(45+ reviews on the web)
Island
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.
Work out when and for how long to visit Saskatoon Island Provincial Park and other Grande Prairie attractions using our handy Grande Prairie trip generator.
Source
Create a full Grande Prairie itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Grande Prairie

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Grande Prairie by other users

37 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Halifax & Grande Prairie BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Grande Prairie BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Jasper National Park & Grande Prairie BY A USER FROM CANADA May, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Grande Prairie BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Grande Prairie BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Grande Prairie BY A USER FROM CANADA March, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Grande Prairie BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Vancouver, Grande Prairie & Jasper BY A USER FROM DENMARK June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Scenic spot for a stroll or to look for the wildlife by/in the Lake. Facility includes picnic benches.  more »
  • Like that it is close to Grande Prairie . Also like that we can reserve and most of sights are fairly private.  more »
  • Saskatoon Island Provincial Park is a great family destination all year around. Summer camping, picnics, bird watching and gatherings. Lots of walking trails and nature, easily accessed. There are bal...  more »
Google
  • Big private sites, good Park, beautiful views. There are pit toilets on the loops, but if you go to the shower area that flush toilets. The lake is large but only three or four feet deep. Saw a couple deer right in the campground, and heard lots of coyotes or Wwolves in the night
  • Only spent 1 night there. Free firewood! $1 showers. Lots of things built to keep the kids entertained
  • Beautiful setup, multiple play areas, tons of stuff for the kids to use. Only concern was animal feces on the beach sand. We only went for the day.
  • Love this place. Quiet and family friendly
  • Quiet lovely place. Excellent for picnics.