Where adventure comes naturally

Top things to do

  1. 1. Get in the water!
    Explore the park from a kayak, canoe or boat!
  2. 2. Go shoeless at the beach!
    The warm sand between your toes massages the soul.
  3. 3. Stay in shape!
    Hike, bike or jog the Red Deer Trail with easy access from Waskesiu.
  4. 4. Relax.
    Leave your world behind and connect with family - picnic, play and laugh!
  5. 5. Rent a bike!
    Visit friedns of the park

Prince Albert National Park

From mellow to adventurous, choose the experience that interests you. Spring, summer and fall, camp in the boreal forest, visit the Nature Centre or hike one of 21 trails.

Aromatic plants and wildflower scents fill the air in June during the migration of more than 200 songbirds. The abundance of lakes and rivers and three marinas invite guests to explore the waterways.

Take a tour, rent a boat, canoe, or kayak. It’s the best way to see elk, moose, and bears!

In summer you'll find the village of Waskesiu a-buzz with great shopping and a variety of restaurants and cafés all in close proximity to sandy beaches.

Explore the village on two wheels or on foot and try out some of the popular trails. In any season, Waskesiu is the perfect base from which to explore the park.

Only 90 km from Prince Albert, the park is open year-round with a variety of accommodation and dining options. Winter lets you unwind and ease into the peace and tranquility of the north. Play for the day or stay the night at one of the local accommodations and rest your head beneath the northern lights.


July 1: Canada Day Festivities in Waskesiu

July 16/16: Parks Day & Waskesiu Children's Festival

July 23/16: Three Island Paddle and Music Festival

July 30/16: 10th Annual Rock & Roll Dance

July 31/16: Grey Owl Howl Family Dance

August 7/16: Frank Dunn Triathlon

August 13/16: Heritage Day

August 26-28/16: Waskesiu Lakeside Festival

September 4/16: Arbour Day - Community Celebration

September 9-11/16: Reel Rave International Film Festival in Waskesiu

September 17/16: MS Bike Tour

September 24/16: Outter Limits Fun Run

December 27/16 - January 2/17: Waskesiu Holiday Cheer

February 17-26/17: Waskesiu Snow Days

See & Do

  • Beaches


    Make a day at the beach your Prince Albert National Park tradition...

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  • Building Rentals

    Building Rentals

    Community Hall, Terrace Gardens, and Recreation Hall available for rent...

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  • Picnicing


    More than 20 picnic areas to eat at and 7 locations with picnic shelters...

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  • Waskesiu Chamber Recreation Activities

    Waskesiu Chamber Recreation Activities

    Community Hall, Terrace Gardens, and Recreation Hall available for rent...

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  • Biking


    Bring or rent a bike and challenge yourself to one of the longer trails...

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  • Hiking


    With over 150km of hiking trails, the park boasts some of the province's best...

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  • Geocaching


    Discover nature with this high-tech adventure! Put your GPS to good use...

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  • Geocaching

    Bike Rental

    Friends of the Prince Albert National Park is a volunteer, charitable, non-profit organization made up of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to the stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Prince Albert National Park.

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  • Bird Watching

    Bird Watching

    Bird identification is a fun and easy activity for the whole family...

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  • Interpretive Programs

    Interpretive Programs

    A variety of fun, family-oriented programs are available to help you discover...

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  • Nature Centre

    Nature Centre

    It's a family favourite. Out-jump a fox, host a puppet show or solve a puzzle...

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  • Viewing Towers

    Viewing Towers

    Getting a different perspective of the land is fun and interesting...

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  • Wildlife Viewing

    Wildlife Viewing

    Looking for a one-stop shop for wildlife viewing? Prince Albert National Park is...

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  • Boating and Sailing

    Boating and Sailing

    Bring your own boat or rent one from one of three marinas in the park...

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  • Fishing


    Cast your line into cool northern waters for lake trout, northern pike, and...

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  • Paddling (Canoe/Kayak)

    Paddling (Canoe/Kayak)

    Your canoe or kayak will provide you with a unique advantage point...

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  • Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre

    Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre

    Full service marina, fuel and fishing permits...

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  • Waskesiu Marina Boat Rentals/Tours

    Waskesiu Marina Boat Rentals/Tours

    Rent one of our 16 and 18ft fishing boats with 30 and 40...

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Winter Fun

  • Cross-Country Skiing

    Cross-Country Skiing

    Up to 50km of groomed cross-country ski trails invite skiers of all abilities...

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  • Equipment Rentals

    Equipment Rentals

    The Hawood provides free equipment rental of skis, snowshoes and ice fishing...

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  • Ice Fishing

    Ice Fishing

    If you need to scratch that fishing itch, ice fishing season on Waskesiu Lake is...

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  • Kite Boarding/Skiing

    Kite Boarding/Skiing

    Bring your gear and head out onto the lakes for a great day of exhilarating kite...

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  • Snowshoeing


    Enjoy one of the oldest forms of winter transportation...

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  • Fresh Air Experience

    Fresh Air Experience

    Whatever your adventure... we know your gear!

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  • Camping in the Backcountry

    Camping in the Backcountry

    Pack your tents and head to the wilderness where your memorable experience...

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  • Frontcountry Camping

    Frontcountry Camping

    Camp in Prince Albert National Park, a protected slice of the boreal forest and...

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  • Reserve a Site

    Reserve a Site

    Book your camping, cabin and accommodations for the 2014 season...

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Community Ammenities

  • Friends of Prince Albert National Park

    Friends of Prince Albert National Park

    This organization presents the natural and cultural history...

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  • The Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce and Recreation Association

    The Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce and Recreation Association

    Free wifi, photocopying & faxing, tennis...

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  • The Waskesiu Council

    The Waskesiu Council

    Acts as the voice of the seasonal residents of Waskesiu...

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  • The Waskesiu Foundation

    The Waskesiu Foundation

    A charitable organization that supports recreational, social & cultural initiatives.

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WWR Activity Guide