The Beaver Glen Cross country ski trail has been re-routed for the 2017/18 winter season due to construction in the Beaver Glen Campground. Please visit the Important Bulletins page for details.

Visitors can enjoy several groomed ski trails this winter, thanks to volunteers of the Waskesiu Lake Ski Club Inc. The remaining trails are not groomed or cleared of fallen trees.

The Waskesiu Lake Ski Club makes an effort to track-set ski trails in Prince Albert National Park by Friday of each week. However, based on snow and weather conditions, these volunteers may be called upon to set trails during the evening and on weekends. Please visit the Waskesiu Ski Club website for the most up to date trail track-set reports.

For more information contact the park Visitor Centre.

Please respect volunteers and skiers by snowshoeing and walking on designated snowshoe trails only. Visitors are welcome to use snowshoe trails for walking and backcountry skiing.

  • Trail conditions fluctuate daily depending on the weather.
  • Trails are cleared of fallen trees periodically.  

December 8, 2017

Trail Name Conditions and Comments
Townsite
Townsite of Waskesiu Streets plowed. Winter warm-up shelter open. Visitor Centre washrooms open 24 hours a day.
Wapiti
5.6 km loop
Packed and tracked December 6, fair.
Beaver Glen
5.8 km loop
Packed, and tracked December 6, good.
Fisher
7.2 km loop
Packed and tracked on south side only, December 7.
Red Deer Blue
5.2 km loop
Winter conditions.
Red Deer Red
8.1 km loop
Packed and tracked December 6, good.
Red Deer Yellow
5.8 km loop
Packed and tracked December 7, good.
Beach Walk
5.6 km return
Winter conditions
Highway #264
Highway #264 Road plowed.
Boundary Bog
2.0 km loop
Cleared November 27.
Kingsmere Road
Kingsmere Road Winter Conditions.
Crean
19.0 km return
Packed only – needs snow, November 19
Waskesiu River
2.5 km loop
Winter conditions.
Narrows Peninsula
3.0 km loop
Cleared November 28.
Kingsmere River
1.5 km one-way
Cleared November 27.
Grey Owl
20.0 km one-way
Winter Conditions.
Narrows Road
Narrows Road Road plowed.
Mud Creek Trail
3 km loop
Cleared November 27.
Treebeard
1.2 km loop
Cleared November 27.
Scenic Route #263
Scenic Route #263 Road plowed.
Shady Lake
1.7 km loop
Cleared November 29.
Height-of-Land Tower
15 m tower
Winter Conditions.
Freight Tait Springs
2 km one way
Cleared November 28.
Spruce River Highlands
8.5 km loop
Packed and tracked December 6, good.
Elk Trail
16 km one way
Winter conditions.
Cookson Road
Cookson Road Road plowed.
Hunters Lake
12.0 km one-way
Cleared to 10 km.
West Side
West Side Boundary
11.7 km one-way
Road plowed 0.5km to Valleyview day use area.
Valleyview Lookout Trail
200m one way
Winter Conditions.
Stoney Plain Meadow Loop
3 km loop
Winter Conditions.
Woodland Loop
7.8 km loop
Winter Conditions.
Jonassons Flats Route
11 km one way
Winter Conditions.
Amyot Lake Trail Spur
2 km one way
Winter Conditions.

*Winter Conditions

Trails are covered with snow. Icy sections may exist. Trails are not mechanically track set, groomed or cleared of fallen trees. Please exercise caution.

Indoor washrooms are available at the Visitor Centre in Waskesiu townsite. Outdoor privies are available at Boundary Bog trailhead on Highway 264 and Paignton Beach on the Narrows road.

Stop in at the Hawood hotel to register for keys to the public ice fishing shack on Waskesiu Lake.

Trail Descriptions:

Safety:

  • Emergency 9-1-1
  • Parks Canada Dispatch (24 Hours) 1-877-852-3100
  • Trails are not patrolled, please ensure you are self-reliant
  • Watch for deadfall
  • Use caution on boardwalk and stairs
  • Do not rely on your cell/satellite phone to get you out of trouble. Coverage is variable throughout the Park
  • For more information and tips to ensure a safe experience visit the Prince Albert National Park Visitor Safety Page

Information:

  • For more information contact the Prince Albert National Park Visitor Centre
  • Canada 150 Free 2017 Discovery Passes can be picked up at the Visitor Centre or purchased at any Park Gate Kiosk.
  • To maintain a high quality of service during your visits throughout the year, park fees are in place. Fees are invested back into facilities and services that for visitors to enjoy
  • Please register at the Visitor Centre for all overnight backcountry trips
  • Check road conditions at 1-888-335-7623 or online
  • Check weather conditions