Party on the pond

Two groups of skaters play outdoor hockey on the frozen pond at Elk Ridge Resort.

February 9 to 11, 2018
Elk Ridge Resort

An Authentic Canadian shinny tournament on the pond at Elk Ridge Resort. Exciting 4 on 4 hockey action with men’s, women’s and over 20 divisions. Come for the day to check out the hockey action or stay for the weekend and enjoy the best of winter. Area attractions include Ice skating on the pond or at the in-door rink in Waskesiu, a toboggan hill, cross-country skiing and ice fishing on Waskesiu Lake!

For more information: www.elkridgeresort.com
Elk Ridge Resort – 1-800-510-1824

Waskesiu Snow Days

A mother and son smile while poised to throw snowballs at the camera in the boreal forest.

February 16 to 25, 2018

This February break, embrace winter in the beauty of Saskatchewan's boreal forest and enjoy a number of FREE activities! This annual mid-winter event is jam-packed so families can enjoy the outdoors while school is out. Take part in Indigenous programming, live music, ice-fishing, scavenger hunts, and cross-country skiing. There’s an activity for everyone. After a day of fun, sit around the camp stove and warm up at the enclosed kitchen shelter near the main beach! Instead of a snowman, build a wind break on a south facing beach, create a snow lounge-chair and read your favourite novel in the sunshine.

Canada Day

A Parks Canada vehicle leads the Canada Day parade with a decorated float along Waskesiu Drive, with crowds on both sides of the street.

Sunday July 1, 2018

O Canada! Start your day off with a hearty pancake breakfast, followed by a lively parade, a flag raising ceremony, and a delicious birthday cake. Want to showcase your Canadian pride? Join the bike parade where all ages are encouraged to decorate their bike and be a part of the celebrations! Stay for the day and explore some of Canada’s natural wonders out on the trails or on the lake!

For more information contact the Waskesiu Recreation Association - 306-663-5410 or by email: WaskesiuRecreation@gmail.com

Waskesiu Heritage Museum - Yard Sale

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Annual Yard Sale in the town site of Waskesiu. Shop for bargains and treasures on the museum grounds from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Hot dogs and lemonade are served starting at 11:00 a.m.

Help turn unwanted items into support for the museum! If you have any items to donate, please contact the museum rather than dropping them on the site. If you would like to sell some of your own things, you can rent a table by contacting the museum.

For more information visit waskesiuheritagemuseum.org

Parks Day and Waskesiu Children’s Festival

Three boys have fun dressing up as firefighters in front of the Waskesiu fire truck.

Saturday July 21, 2018

Come and join us on a fun filled day for the entire family! Parks Canada, the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce, and Recreation Association Children’s Festival are celebrating Canada’s proud past and bright future. This is a day to connect with nature, history, friends, and family! Face painting, crafts, balloon art, puppet shows, music tent, fire truck tours and Indigenous games are just part of the excitement.

For more information contact the Waskesiu Recreation Association, 306-663-5410 or by email: WaskesiuRecreation@gmail.com

Three Island Paddle and Music Festival

Saturday July 28, 2018

Join the Waskesiu Marina Adventure Center for a fun filled day of paddling and music at the Hanging Heart Lakes. Bring your paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes or reserve a boat ahead of time from the Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre. Paddle to different destinations on the Hanging Heart Lakes to be eligible for terrific prizes. There are even prizes for best theme or costumes!

For more information contact the Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre - 306-663-1999

11th Annual Waskesiu Summer Dance – Beach Bum’s Ball

Saturday August 4, 2018

Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce and Recreation Association sponsored dance held at the Community Hall. Dance the night away to the music of the 60's, 70's, and 80's! Dance at 9 pm with a midnight lunch.

For ticket information contact the Waskesiu Recreation Association, 306-663-5410 or by email: WaskesiuRecreation@gmail.com

31st Annual Grey Owl Howl Family Dance

A black and white historic image of a live band performing at a past Prince Albert National Park community dance.

Sunday August 5, 2018

Waskesiu Seasonal Residents Association's annual family dance is 7:30 p.m. at the Community Hall. Everyone is welcome for games, food, beverages, dancing, prizes and fun!

For ticket information contact The Waskesiu Seasonal Residents Association.

Waskesiu Heritage Museum – Heritage Day

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Join us for free, old-fashioned fun for the whole family! Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the opening of Prince Albert National Park by learning about holidaying in the early days.

For more information visit waskesiuheritagemuseum.org

Frank Dunn Triathlon

A man and women wave to the camera after completing the swim portion of a triathlon.

Sunday August 12, 2018

Triathletes compete by swimming 1.5 km in Waskesiu Lake; hitting the road for a 62 km bicycle ride, and then running 13 km run in and around the town site of Waskesiu. The morning starts with a pancake breakfast at the community hall.

Visit www.frankdunntriathlon.ca for further details or to participate.

West Side Residents Tour

August 12, 2018
West Side, Sturgeon Crossing

Take a day to get to know the West side of Prince Albert National Park. Enjoy a beautiful, scenic hiking tour through Stoney Plains and Amyot Lake. Bring along some food to Sturgeon Crossing Station, where there will be barbecues available for your use. Then gather around the campfire for an evening of telling stories and sharing music together.

  • 1pm: Hiking tour
  • 4pm: Barbecue (bring your own food)
  • Campfire to follow

Waskesiu Art Fest

Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Local artists bring their work for display and sale at the Terrace Gardens (Assembly Hall). Kick off this fun-filled weekend at the Friday night wine and cheese event!

For ticket information contact the Waskesiu Recreation Association, 306-663-5410 or by email: WaskesiuRecreation@gmail.com

Waskesiu Lakeside Festival

A woman smiles in a Parks Canada hat on the festival grounds in front of the main stage.

Friday August 24 to Sunday August 26, 2018

Grab your dancing shoes, explore the displays, or kick back and enjoy the performances at the Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival. This three-day event is jam packed with a variety of FREE family activities, including live on stage musical entertainment, interpretive activities, displays highlighting Prince Albert National Park’s conservation projects, a pancake breakfast, food vendors, and beer gardens. Mark your calendars - this is an event you don’t want to miss!

For more information visit: www.waskesiulake.ca/events

Arbour Day

A group of volunteers plant trees.

Sunday September 2, 2018

The town of Waskesiu comes together to celebrate our trees and green spaces! The annual Arbour Day tree planting and community celebration event takes place every year during the Labor Day long weekend. Show your support by helping plant trees and creating habitat for the creatures that call Waskesiu home!

For more information please contact the Prince Albert National Park Visitor Centre.

Reel Rave International Film Festival

Friday September 7 to Sunday September 9, 2018

A weekend of movie magic, Waskesiu style! Feature films, shorts, and documentaries are screened at the Twin Pine Cinemas in the heart of Waskesiu. Social engagements are scheduled throughout the festival giving you the opportunity to discuss the films with other festival patrons.

Now entering its 16th year, the Reel Rave Film Festival is a fundraising endeavour for the Waskesiu Recreation Association. The festival is part of the Toronto International Film Festivals Film Circuit.

For ticket information contact the Waskesiu Recreation Association, 306-663-5410 or by email: WaskesiuRecreation@gmail.com

K+S MS Bike – Waskesiu Lake

Saturday September 15, 2018

The MS Bike is largest cycling event in Saskatchewan and a fundraiser that offers cyclists of all abilities and ages the opportunity to ride through breathtaking Waskesiu in the fight to end MS – Canada’s disease.

For more information or to register visit msbike.ca.

Outter Limits Fun Run

September 22, 2018
Waskesiu Lake, Prince Albert National Park

Hit the trail and have a blast at the Outter Limits Fun Run! This off-road running event welcomes both hardcore runners and timid trail strollers. Sign up for the 10km run or the 5km walk / run category. On your own or with a group you’re sure to have fun at this event. The running event is complimented with live musical entertainment, a silent auction, prizes and more…

To register for the Fun Run adventure contact Outter Limits.