Facilities and Services
Waskesiu townsite is the location of many services including accommodations and shops.
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Most of Prince Albert National Park is wilderness with a variety of day use, camping and recreational facilities interspersed. As well, the model environmental community, of Waskesiu, just 5 km inside the park's east gate, provides services and amenities in contrast to the wilderness, while doing so in harmony with the ecosystem.
Day Use Facilities
To make the most of your day trip to the park, stop in at the Visitor Centre (open year-round) or Nature Centre (July to August) and park staff will bring you up to date on current events, wildlife sightings and help you select the best locations and activities in the park to match your expectations of your visit.
There are many picnic sites with picnic tables, hibachis or fire pits, firewood, kitchen shelters and pit toilets situated throughout the park. Most are along the shores of lakes such as Waskesiu, Namekus, Sandy and the Hanging Heart.
Commercial Services & Facilities
You'll find a full range of recreational and commercial facilities staffed by friendly people. There are cabins, lodges, motels, hotels, convention facilities, restaurants, grocery stores, liquor store, gas station, post office, RCMP detachment, souvenir and gift shops and many others.
For recreation, choose from tennis, lawn bowling, golf (18-hole course par excellence), interpretive tour boat,, swimming, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, cycling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
See our Activities pages for detailed information on camping, picnicking, hiking, boating, golfing and other recreational activities.
Staff of the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce will be glad to provide details on commercial accommodations and services. The Chamber staff can be contacted at (306) 663-5410, Box 216, Waskesiu Lake, SK, S0J 2Y0.
Additional services and facilities are located at Eld Ridge and McPhee Lake just outside the park boundary on Highway #264, the Waskesiu junction on Highway #2 and at Jacobsen Bay on Anglin Lake. Many small resort communities are located within a half hour drive of Waskesiu. The park itself and a range of commercial facilities are open year-round, but you should check in advance for operating dates on facilities of your choice to avoid disappointment.