PRESS RELEASE: February 19, 2023 - Exciting Announcement for Families and The Resort Village of Elk Ridge.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To all those travelling to Waskesiu, unfortunately there is a detour in place, rerouting traffic into town to avoid the 4-way stop. Construction is underway. This situation is assessed regularly. At this time, there is no end date in place. PCA thanks you for your patience and cooperation with the construction and the detour.
Are you engaged and would love a wedding this year at Waskesiu? The May long weekend has just come available for the iconic Community Hall! Plan your wedding in the Waskesiu Community Hall, Waskesiu’s most beautiful wedding venue situated near the main beach of the Waskesiu townsite. Rich, rustic architecture and open-air surroundings allow renters and visitors an effortlessly warm ambiance. The oak hardwood floors and classic chinked log walls require no frills to create an attractive space.! Hall Capacity is 160 for a banquet, 130 for a reception & dance. This booking date will go fast! To book the hall contact the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce.
Reservations for camping in Prince Albert National Park and Grasslands National Park open on March 28, 2023 at 8:00 am CST, the local time zone in Saskatchewan. CLICK HERE for full details.
Planning a Winter Wonderland Stay at Waskesiu? We now have five different accommodations open during the winter season!
Add more fun to your next visit to Waskesiu this winter! The Paul Horne Arena is ready for winter use. No booking required, just show up and enjoy the rink. Prices are suggested at $5.00/person or $10.00/family using the donation box inside the rink.
CLICK HERE for up to date cross-country ski 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 February 8, 2023 - Make Prince Albert National Park your destination for February Break!
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!
Volunteer and help monitor the loon population of Prince Albert National Park’s lakes.
FACILITY & SAFETY
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.
For information on the latest public health measures, or to see the Public Health Order, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.