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Take a look at the rink inside the Paul Horne Arena in Waskesiu!! WOW!!!


This year the volunteer ice makers went over and above expectations in creating a fun environment for Waskesiu residents and visitors to enjoy some recreation time. The ribbon effect was put in place to create a skating route, helping to keep social distancing and Covid procedures in place.

A HUGE THANKS to the local ice maker volunteers, Clint, Jason, and Jon! Amazing job team!! The ice is available to residents and visitors by making a booking at the Hawood Inn - 306-663-5911. Come and enjoy!!

Visitors can plan their winter getaway to the park today and enjoy a range of unique winter experiences.

The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance to Parks Canada. To help limit the spread of COVID-19, visitors must follow the advice of public health experts and guidelines outlined by the Government of Saskatchewan at while visiting or participating in any activities in Prince Albert National Park.

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 ensure public safety, enhance visitor experience and protect resources.

The 2021 Prince Albert National Park Activity Guide is now out! 

DOWNLOAD the 2021 PANP Activity Guide and Trail Map HERE!

DOWNLOAD the 2020-2021 PANP Winter Activity Guide and Trail Map HERE!

For information on the latest public health measures, or to see the Public Health Order, visit

Camping oasis
With over 500 campsites in the park, there are lots to choose from! Enjoy all the amenities in the Red Deer Campground and Beaver Glen, located in the Waskesiu townsite. Please note: Parks Canada 2021 Reservations Service for booking camping spots by phone or on-line in the Red Deer Trailer Park and Beaver Glen Campground will launch in April NOT January as in the past. This will give more time to consider the latest COVID-19 measures. It may also help reduce the need for cancellations. Upcoming visits will be different than in past years, due to the ongoing pandemic. Plan ahead using the camping during COVID-19 page to check what services will be available.


Visit the easily accessible and peaceful campgrounds at Namekus Lake, and Sandy Lake (located off Highway 263), and the Narrows Campground (located at the end of the Narrows Road). Venture into the back-country where there are 15 designated backcountry campgrounds for more scenic and out-of-the-way camping adventures at Kingsmere Lake and Crean Lake.

Congratulations to The Hawood Inn winner of the Prince Albert and area B.O.B. Award for Best Hotel! 


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. 

The East Boundary Fuel Break reduces the risk of wildfire to the north and east of Elk Ridge and McPhee Lake communities.


Parks Canada Waskesiu Vegetation Management Strategy 2019 PowerPoint presentation from the WSRA and WCC 2019 AGM.

For sale Twin Pine Cinemas and Pine and Fancy - One of a Kind Business Opportunity for Sale in Waskesiu.

Canadian Lakes Loon Survey. 

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


Check out the Plains Bison in Prince Albert National Park!


Prince Albert National Park Infrastructure Update.


Yard Waste Directive


Urban Forest Renewal in Waskesiu

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Waskesiu Lake

Prince Albert National Park

Saskatchewan, Canada,  S0J 2Y0

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