Prince Albert National Park of Canada protects a slice of the northern coniferous or 'boreal' forest. The park lies in a transition zone between natural regions, with a diversity of wildlife. The park contains many outstanding natural and cultural features, including the only fully protected white pelican nesting colony in Canada, rare fescue grasslands , free-ranging plains bison and the isolated, lakeside cabin of conservationist Grey Owl. A rich aboriginal history in the area dates back over 8000 years.