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Pasquia Regional Park
Arborfield Location: Near Pasquia Regional Park. 15km NE of Arborfield. Nature trail starts from the campground on the E end of park.

Please confirm trail condition prior to visiting.
Cycling Trails
Hiking Trails
Limited Wheelchair Access
Modern Washrooms

The Andy Jamault Nature Trail consists of four interpretive, nature trails that are located in NW Saskatchewan near the Pasquia Regional Park. The trails, which travel along the Carrot River, are used by cyclists, hikers and bird-watchers. Unfortunately, due to last year's extremely wet conditions, the three shorter trails which weave their way along the banks of the Carrot River are closed. The trail is a designated Heritage Site as it has been, and will continue to be, a favourite spot for paleontologists. The area is home to Big Bert, a prehistoric crocodile that was found along the river’s banks. His skeleton is on display at the park’s Dickson-Hardy Interpretive Centre and the dig site where he was discovered is visible from the trail.Other significant finds that have been located along the trails include plesiosaurs and prehistoric bird, fish and shark skeletons; some of them dating back 92 million years ago. Paleontologists also believe that they have found evidence along the trails of “an extinction line” that proves the theory that an asteroid hit earth millions of years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs.The trails are also home to a picturesque shale rock formation, large beds of volcanic ash, beaver dams and huge ostrich ferns. Please confirm trail condition prior to visiting.

Open Year Round

Nearby Attractions

Park amenities include: Dickson-Hardy Interpretive Centre, swimming pool, washrooms, campground, miniature golf, nine hole golf course, restaurant, and trail maps. Accommodations and additional restaurants in Arborfield and Carrot River.

Trail Stats

  • Length : 5km
  • Difficulty : Beginner to Intermediate
  • Surface : Natural terrain
  • Environment : Boreal Transition Ecoregion - mixed forest, river views, paleontological interest

Trail Activities

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Birdwatching

Additional Trail Information

  • Backcountry
  • Limited wheelchair access
  • Entry fees apply
  • Modern washroom
  • Trail markers
  • Interpretive signs at trailhead
  • Interpretive signs enroute
  • Self-guided nature trail
  • Camping near trailhead