Saskatoon Island Provincial Park, Grande Prairie

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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  • if you like/love flowers come here in June ill never forget how fresh it was .. and would love to come back when berries are ready camo grounds clean and nice as well  more »
  • The campsites were clean, showers and toilets available. It felt like there wasn't much for privacy, neighbouring sites were close. There was Saskatoon berries everywhere and lots of people drove in f...  more »
  • This was a great camping location for the playground the free firewood and firepits we had the 30 amp with water spot very close to the playground. There are washrooms and showers however we did not u...  more »
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  • A good place to go for a walk. A number of trails to follow. Have a picnic in the main area of the park. Places to camp with trailer, tent or camper.
  • The camp sites are big enough and the main park is very big. Even has a biking trail!
  • There's paths for walking, picnic areas & camping spots. In late summer you can pick Saskatoons. Swans & geese live on the lake. It's just a short drive from the city.
  • Nice big play grounds for kid, volleyball net and nice bike trails.
  • Decent camp ground but a slew for a lake.

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