North - Prince Albert National Park
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90 km N of Prince Albert, access from Hwys 2, 263 and 264.
Latitude: 53.92729° N,
Longitude: -106.075° W
​Prince Albert National Park holds an incredible diversity of life, as it is in the transition zone between fescue grasslands, aspen parkland and northern boreal forest. No experience in the park allows you to experience and appreciate this diversity more than a visit to one of the park's trails.

There are approximately 45 km of groomed ski trails in the park which provide lots of options for visitors to enjoy snow-covered scenery and terrain. There are both skate and classic ski trails with varying degrees of difficulty. A 1 km spur trail connects the Spruce River Highlands trail to 18 km of ski trails in the Anglin Lake area. ​Visit parkscanada.gc.ca/PANP-trail-conditions​​ for trail report information.​

For snowshoe enthusiasts the park offers a range of designated snowshoe and hiking routes close to Waskesiu or via easily accessible ploughed winter roads. Snowshoe and cross-country ski equipment are available to borrow from the Hawood Inn in Waskesiu.

The park has an extensive network of maintained hiking trails and sandy beaches. Hike through the rolling forest, along boardwalk trails and moss covered paths on the east side of the park. Watch for wildlife like, elk, deer, birds, bears, and foxes. On the west side, enjoy scenic vistas, trek through fescue grass meadows and perhaps see the free-roaming plains bison that inhabit the area. Prince Albert National Park protects 3,875-square-kilometres of boreal forest and watersheds, open year round for you to explore.​

The Scenic Route Hwy 263 trails accommodate hiking, biking, and the Elk Trail also accommodates horseback riding. The trails are mainly easy to moderate terrain, with the exception of the Spruce River Highlands Trail, which boasts an 8.5-km loop of strenuous, rolling terrain and a viewing tower.

Travel west of the South Gate along the Cookson Road to arrive at the Hunters Lake Trail. This moderate trail is 12 km and offers a challenging experience with terrain that includes steep hills and exposed rock. This is an unpaved trail and is accessible for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Continue down the Cookson Road and follow the Parks Canada directional signs to discover the Valleyview Trail Network on Prince Albert National Park's west side. With four exploring options, these interconnected trails are also great for hiking, biking or horseback riding and are an easy to moderate terrain. Upon arrival, check out the Valleyview Lookout Trail for a scenic wheelchair and stroller accessible hike, which features a picnic area and beautiful views of the Sturgeon River valley.

The Narrows Road trails are easy to moderate terrain and are fairly short hikes, with the longest being the Mud Creek Trail featuring a 2-km loop accessible by hiking. This particular trail boasts an active beaver lodge and spawning fish attracting black bears to the area in the spring, so caution is recommended during these times. Pit toilets are available.

Kingsmere Road trails range from easy to moderate terrain, and the Waskesiu River Trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible for the first 0.5 km. The remainder of the trail is accessible by hiking. The Narrows Peninsula Trail follows the shores of Waskesiu Lake and features a spectacular fern bed, and an 1880s fur trade post site that was set up by an independent trader. Both the Waskesiu River Trail and the Grey Owl Trail have pit toilets.

Hwy 264 trails are easy to moderate terrain. The Boundary Bog Trail is a 2-km loop of easy terrain and features many black spruce bogs. This trail has pit toilets. The Red Deer Trail boasts three loops of varied terrain totalling 19 km, and takes you through the townsite, rolling hills and the shores of Waskesiu Lake.
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Rates And Discounts

  • Entrance fee

Access

  • Backcountry
  • Country / Rural

Amenities

  • Interpretive signage
  • Picnic area
  • Pit toilet

Activities

  • Birding / Wildlife viewing
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cycling
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Multi-day hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing

Language Services

  • French

Contact Info

Phone(s): 306-663-4522 | 1-888-773-8888 |
pc.princealbertinfo.pc@canada.ca

90 km N of Prince Albert, access from Hwys 2, 263 and 264.

Latitude: 53.92729° N, Longitude: -106.075° W

North - Prince Albert National Park

​Prince Albert National Park holds an incredible diversity of life, as it is in the transition zone between fescue grasslands, aspen parkland and northern boreal forest. No experience in the park allows you to experience and appreciate this diversity more than a visit to one of the park's trails.

There are approximately 45 km of groomed ski trails in the park which provide lots of options for visitors to enjoy snow-covered scenery and terrain. There are both skate and classic ski trails with varying degrees of difficulty. A 1 km spur trail connects the Spruce River Highlands trail to 18 km of ski trails in the Anglin Lake area. ​Visit parkscanada.gc.ca/PANP-trail-conditions​​ for trail report information.​

For snowshoe enthusiasts the park offers a range of designated snowshoe and hiking routes close to Waskesiu or via easily accessible ploughed winter roads. Snowshoe and cross-country ski equipment are available to borrow from the Hawood Inn in Waskesiu.

The park has an extensive network of maintained hiking trails and sandy beaches. Hike through the rolling forest, along boardwalk trails and moss covered paths on the east side of the park. Watch for wildlife like, elk, deer, birds, bears, and foxes. On the west side, enjoy scenic vistas, trek through fescue grass meadows and perhaps see the free-roaming plains bison that inhabit the area. Prince Albert National Park protects 3,875-square-kilometres of boreal forest and watersheds, open year round for you to explore.​

The Scenic Route Hwy 263 trails accommodate hiking, biking, and the Elk Trail also accommodates horseback riding. The trails are mainly easy to moderate terrain, with the exception of the Spruce River Highlands Trail, which boasts an 8.5-km loop of strenuous, rolling terrain and a viewing tower.

Travel west of the South Gate along the Cookson Road to arrive at the Hunters Lake Trail. This moderate trail is 12 km and offers a challenging experience with terrain that includes steep hills and exposed rock. This is an unpaved trail and is accessible for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Continue down the Cookson Road and follow the Parks Canada directional signs to discover the Valleyview Trail Network on Prince Albert National Park's west side. With four exploring options, these interconnected trails are also great for hiking, biking or horseback riding and are an easy to moderate terrain. Upon arrival, check out the Valleyview Lookout Trail for a scenic wheelchair and stroller accessible hike, which features a picnic area and beautiful views of the Sturgeon River valley.

The Narrows Road trails are easy to moderate terrain and are fairly short hikes, with the longest being the Mud Creek Trail featuring a 2-km loop accessible by hiking. This particular trail boasts an active beaver lodge and spawning fish attracting black bears to the area in the spring, so caution is recommended during these times. Pit toilets are available.

Kingsmere Road trails range from easy to moderate terrain, and the Waskesiu River Trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible for the first 0.5 km. The remainder of the trail is accessible by hiking. The Narrows Peninsula Trail follows the shores of Waskesiu Lake and features a spectacular fern bed, and an 1880s fur trade post site that was set up by an independent trader. Both the Waskesiu River Trail and the Grey Owl Trail have pit toilets.

Hwy 264 trails are easy to moderate terrain. The Boundary Bog Trail is a 2-km loop of easy terrain and features many black spruce bogs. This trail has pit toilets. The Red Deer Trail boasts three loops of varied terrain totalling 19 km, and takes you through the townsite, rolling hills and the shores of Waskesiu Lake.

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Location Information

90 km N of Prince Albert, access from Hwys 2, 263 and 264.

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lat. 53.92729° N, long. -106.075° W

Contact Info

Phone: 306-663-4522 | 1-888-773-8888 |
pc.princealbertinfo.pc@canada.ca