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Waskesiu Lakeside Festival


Friday August 21 to Sunday August 23, 2015
The community of Waskesiu comes alive with the first Waskesiu Lakeside Festival! The event brings together bands, buskers, and nature activities in a family-friendly gathering by the lake. With an outdoor stage showcasing prairie talent, interactive street performances, and paddling demonstrations you’ll experience a whole new side of Saskatchewan’s playground.

The Waskesiu Lakeside Festival promises to be unlike any other festival; it offers all the conveniences of a small community in the heart of the beautiful boreal forest. From the waterfront festival grounds you are within walking distance of restaurants, campgrounds, shops, trails, and a number of cabin or hotel rentals.

Access to The Waskesiu Lakeside Festival and all activities are free with paid park entry. Bring some sunscreen and enjoy music, food, and fun over this 3 day festival.

Harper Government announces new investments

Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethé—Missinippi announces new investments for Prince Albert National Park.
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On July 24, 2015 Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced infrastructure investments totalling more than $29 million in several Parks Canada projects across Prince Albert National Park.

This major investment includes the first phase of rehabilitation work along Highway 263; rehabilitation work on the Waskesiu Lake Marina and Waskesiu trail network; as well as work to rehabilitate the Kingsmere day-use parking lot and boat launch, and backcountry campgrounds, boardwalk and bridges along the park’s iconic Grey Owl Trail.

For more information on how these infrastructure projects might affect your travel plans check the Prince Albert National Park Important Bulletins page.

These projects are the result of an unprecedented investment by the Government of Canada to support infrastructure work in our national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas. This investment represents the largest federal infrastructure plan in the 104-year history of Parks Canada, ensuring these cherished places are protected and secured for the future while also creating and protecting jobs and opportunities.

Read more on the official news release.