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Prince Albert National Park, Waskesiu Lake

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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • If you take the scenic route into Prince Albert National Park, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see a lovely art gallery near the entrance of the national park. We just stopped to take a picture of t...  more »
  • Beautiful landscapes, fun times, tonnes of nature, clean air, lots of activities, endless trails. This park has it all!  more »
  • Beautiful place. My family comes here every year during the summer to go camping. Can never get tired of this place. Can't wait to go again this year!  more »
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  • We are camped in an area that reminds me of a parking lot, yet it has been quiet so we do not have any complaints. There are major road and facility improvements​ in process that should make the park a better place to visit. The trails in the park are good for hiking though some are still suffering from the winter.
  • Wonderful place to connect with nature. The summer events, fishing and boating, hiking, camping. This year it is free to enter the National Parks and Waskesiu is a gem to visit and explore. Highly recommended.
  • Lots of great trails! Excellent backcountry. Took some pictures of bears while I was there.
  • HIghly recommend a trip to Kingsmere Lake and Ajawaan.
  • Great place for a family's day out! Kids will definitely enjoy