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“Little piece of heaven in SK”

Prince Albert National Park
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this park as part of a Canada 150 Canada day long weekend roadtrip where we went to both Grasslands National Park and this park. We preferred this park by far, even though we ended up staying in BeaverGlen overflow camping.

Waskesiu is a little lanky front town with kitschy stores, ice cream shop, and restaurants. The water is great for swimming and the beach is well kept. Camping is a little far from the beach to walk but there seemed to be sufficient parking available.

There is no limit to things to do in this little town but that does tend to rack up the costs of the trip and it's notably a tourist destination so everything is a little pricier than at home.

The overflow camping at Beaver Glen, where we stayed, was nice. The outhouse bathrooms were well kept, clean, well stocked with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and even though it was +30C they didn't really smell. There aren't actual sites but there is tree line around the outside and a walk in camping area (back country) as well as a communal fire pit for everyone to use. The communal fire pit annoyed me at first but when we had a black bear walk through our site eating our dog food, it totally made sense why they had it that way.

Yes, they have bears. The rangers came and chased them out with paint balls and rubber bullets, which made us a little sad....but there were kids running around and the bear literally was walking through the middle of all the camp sites.

We plan on returning later this summer to camp in the actual sites. Even though they don't have the privacy and cover we prefer, the whole park is beautiful and we want to explore it more than this trip allowed.

Note: there are plenty of services available in the town of waskesiu including hotels and rentable lodges if camping isn't your thing.

2  Thank lunalia
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Beautiful lake great sites, treed, many very private, great walking paths and hiking trails.
Even with all that, we left a day early, just could not stand the mosquitoes. I have done wilderness camping all over Canad and the USA and have never seen mosquitoes this bad. Long sleeve shirts long pants, and a whole large spray can of repellent for 2 people in 2 days and we could not keep ourselves even close to bite free. I understand they have had 2 wet years and have a lot of standing water, but if you want to stay bring some kind of screened in shelter ( many had them) or get ready to be bitten - OFTEN!
I will not go back until I know they have had some dry years it was impossible to enjoy yourself at all.

Thank Teresa R
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

I spent every childhood summer at Waskesiu and Prince Albert National Park, and the place only gets better. National Parks are always kept up to a high standard and offer wonderful back-to-nature opportunities.

Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

I took my son and 2 of his friends to Waskesiu for his 16th birthday. We really enjoyed our stay there. We camped with tents at Beaver Glen campground. It was a very beautiful place - the only downfall was the rainy weather. It rained on and off the whole time we were there. The kids really enjoyed the townsite and rented bikes to tour around Waskesiu. We also enjoyed seeing all of the deer and elk in the town. It was the first time for all 3 of the kids I had with me to be there. An awesome experience and we will definitely be back again!

1  Thank Merle L
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

If you take the scenic route into Prince Albert National Park, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see a lovely art gallery near the entrance of the national park. We just stopped to take a picture of the sign, then decided to take a peek inside. It was all wildlife photography with prices ranging $20 and up, coffee tables books, postcards, too. Very cool discovery.

The National Park itself isn't exciting but offers travellers a glimpse of undeveloped nature at its finest. Very relaxing.

Thank Laura P
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