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Prince Albert National Park, Waskesiu Lake

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Prince Albert National Park encompasses 3874km2 in central Saskatchewan, Canada and is located 200km north of Saskatoon. Though declared a national park March 24, 1927, it had its official opening ceremonies on August 10, 1928 performed by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. The park is open all year but the most visited period is from May to September. Although named for the city, the park's main entrance is actually 80 km (50 mi) north of Prince Albert via Highways 2 and 263 which enters the park at its southeast corner. Two additional secondary highways enter the park: No. 264, which branches off Hwy. 2 just east of the Waskesiu townside, and No. 240, which enters the park from the south and links with 263 just outside the entry fee-collection gates.The park ranges in elevation from 488m on the western side to 724m on the eastern side.Waskesiu is the only town within the park, located on the southern shore of Waskesiu Lake. Most facilities and services one would expect to find in a multi-use park are available, such as souvenir shops, small grocery stores, a gas station, a laundromat, restaurants, hotels and motels, rental cabins, a small movie theatre (which adds showings on rainy and cold days), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment, camp grounds, three marinas, many beaches, picnic areas, tennis courts and lawn bowling greens. The facilities and services combine recreational and nature experiences. Notably, the park contains the Waskesiu Golf Course designed by famed golf course architect Stanley Thompson who also designed the course in Banff National Park.
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  • We were in Waskesiu for three days. We canoed The Hang Heart Lakes, Which was fabulous and Waskesiu Lake west of the Narrows, which was very good. We tried the Waskesui River but it was too shallow an...  read more »
  • Beautiful place to visit any time of year, but the autumn colours were amazing. There are plenty of nature walks to take, and you won't be swarmed by people while you take advantage of them. Nice, qui...  read more »
  • Every year we go camping in the national park. We have went on nature trails and drives pretty much everywhere. Through out our years we have seen lots of wildlife and experienced lots of different we...  read more »
  • Nothing really challenging or adventurous. But the Trail Signs were clear and the information brochures at the beginning of a Trail are a Plus. They should do something about the last Lookout Point (spruce river higland Trail) It was not worth the effort. But maybe that was because we visited this as our last stop after a Day of hiking.
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