A year-round, full-service resort town within the park’s borders, Waskesiu, provides creature comforts. Relax at a four-star resort or a quaint cabin in the woods, explore works of art, catch a round of golf, canoe through unspoiled waterways, go for an ice cream, or just dig your feet in the sand and bask in the glow of an evening lake sunset.
Prince Albert National Park
Prince Albert National Park is a million-acre park, in the heart of Saskatchewan. Here vast prairies meet parkland and boreal forest, and free-roaming plains bison mingle among a diverse collection of wildlife, including timber wolves and 195 species of birds. No wonder this is the most popular of Canada’s 54 national parks. Outdoor lovers flock here in summer to sample its ample lakes and hike backcountry trails, but off-season visitors have the place to themselves to see the aspens turn color in fall, horseback ride, or cross-country ski.
Canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, boating, sailing tubing, water skiing, and wake boarding are just a few of the watersports available in the park. On land there are over twenty one trails to discover whether hiking or biking. With seven beaches that grace the shores of Waskesiu and many more located on Crean, Kingsmere and other lakes in the Park, its hard to pick just one to spend a lazy afternoon. If golf is on top of your list make sure you play Lobstick golf course or the new Elk Ridge Resort, renowned as the ultimate wilderness golf experience. In winter enjoy the outdoor life in the snow, from skiing, snowmobiling to tobogganing and dog-sledding.