Community News

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS!

The Hawood Inn is now offering their "Welcome to Winter Package 2022".

Continue a family tradition, or start a new one, while protecting Waskesiu from potential wildfires for the 7th Annual Christmas Tree Harvest. Bring a handsaw, sled and a thermos of hot chocolate to keep you warm while you search for the perfect Christmas tree. Christmas Tree Harvest permits are available free of charge from the Visitor Centre where park passes can also be purchased. A valid park pass is required to access the park at all times of the year.

CLICK HERE for Cross-country ski trail information and trail conditions.

Check out Saskatoon Lifestyle Blogger Maygen Kardash’s “Sneakers & Lipstick” Blog on Family-Friendly Things To Do in Waskesiu!

PARKS CANADA & ACTIVITIES 

Waskesiu Update - November 22, 2022. Parks Canada invites visitors to harvest a Christmas tree from the Waskesiu Community Fuel Break (CFB) from December 1 to December 23!

DOWNLOAD the 2022 PANP Winter Activity Guide and Trail Map HERE!

Information Bulletin regarding the Boundary Bog Trail revitalization project and temporary closure of this popular trail in Prince Albert National Park.

There is a new Waste Management webpage on the Prince Albert National Park website. The webpage has some helpful details on yard waste, small construction waste, and reporting illegal dumping for residents and visitors to Waskesiu and the Prince Albert National Park.

Information Bulletin - Wildfire Readiness in Prince Albert National Park

Check out the Plains Bison in Prince Albert National Park!

Canadian Lakes Loon Survey. 

Volunteer and help monitor the loon population of Prince Albert National Park’s lakes.

FACILITY & SAFETY

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INFRASTRUCTURE NOTICES

 

Parks Canada Agency - Prince Albert National Park Letter of Response to the Waskesiu Community Council regarding the question about cottage leaseholders connecting to deep water and sewer infrastructure in Waskesiu.

CLICK HERE for details of PCA's 2021 Water Quality Report for Waskesiu.

CLICK HERE to read the latest update on the water quality in Waskesiu.

 

CLICK HERE to view PCA Fall Water Service Shut Down Directive for Waskesiu Residents.

CLICK HERE to view Parks Canada Brochure for residents and visitors on Managing Waste in Waskesiu.

Waskesiu Townsite Yard Waste Directive REVISED - May 1, 2021

CLICK HERE for the PANP 2022 Cabin Yard Waste Pick-up Schedule.

Protect your summer residence as you would your year-round home – install a backflow preventer valve!

The buoyed swim area at Paignton Beach was moved to reduce the potential for injury caused by having swimmers and boaters in the same area. With so many people enjoying Paignton Beach, especially around the point, and the increasing size and number of boats in the area, the decision was made to centralize the swim area and provide boat parking on either side. CLICK HERE for a map with the details.

Parks Canada takes Wildfire preparation seriously and measures are underway to reduce the risk from potential wildfires to Waskesiu and neighboring communities.
A strong risk reduction plan is key to ensuring public safety, enhancing visitor experience and protecting resources.

Urban Forest Renewal in Waskesiu

CLICK HERE for the Fact Sheets for the annual Waskesiu Community Fuel Break prescribed fire (40 ha) and the Amyot Trail prescribed fire on the west side of the park (1,340 ha).

Prince Albert National Park Infrastructure Update.

RECYCLING CHANGES FOR WASKESIU VISITORS AND RESIDENTS: 

Visitors and residents are advised that #1 plastic items and plastic grocery bags are accepted for recycling in Waskesiu and Prince Albert National Park. Please place such items (clean and rinsed) in the designated bins located throughout the townsite. Residents are asked NOT to place any face masks or rubber/latex gloves in the recycling bins. These items are a health hazard for waste management workers and potentially contaminate large volumes of recyclable material. 

Important information and links for residents and contractors

The new “Roll Off” construction waste bin is now available for Waskesiu cabin and cottage owners to dispose of small amounts of construction materials. 
CLICK HERE for full details on hours of operation and what can and cannot be disposed of in the bin.

COVID NOTICES 

For information on the latest public health measures, or to see the Public Health Order, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.

 

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