Prince Albert National Park of Canada

Waskesiu Townsite Administration

What's New

Stores and traffic on Waskesiu Drive. Waskesiu townsite is the location of many services including accommodations and shops.
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Spruce budworm An overview of the urban forest situation in Waskesiu and an in-depth question and answer document on spruce budworm and the pesticide being used to control it can be found here.

Hazardous trees SaskPower has identified trees in Waskesiu, on both park and leasehold properties that are adjacent to the powerlines and require pruning or removal. The multi-year program will begin in February 2013. For more information

Lights being dimmed in Waskesiu? Kind of, and that's a good thing! SaskPower has chosen Prince Albert National Park to be a demonstration site to test their HPS luminaries with adaptive controls. The new, flat lenses will project light straight down reducing night light pollution. Each light can be timer-set to glow at certain hours of the night and, based on the season, they can be dimmed or turned off entirely. Over the next 24 months, SaskPower will determine if the new lights:

  • Have the potential for energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions;
  • Achieve savings through the use of lighting controls (the dimmer controls)
  • And if they can determine exact energy consumption.

The program supports Parks Canada's initiative on reducing light pollution and the associated benefits to wildlife, including us humans!

SaskPower crew
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New, flat lenses will project light downwards
© Parks Canada

Check this section for the latest news about developments, public notices, construction and other happenings in Waskesiu town site which may affect your cottage/cabin or business.

Please call the Waskesiu Townsite Administration staff if you have questions about any of these areas:

  • Residential and Commercial
  • Development and Building Applications
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Lease Processing
  • License of Occupation Processing
  • Business Licensing Services
  • Guiding and Outfitting Licensing Services
  • Utility Billing
  • Special Events Permiting
  • Work with Stakeholder Groups to advance the cause of Park Management, Community and Business Plans within the Townsite of Waskesiu

Please call the following staff members should you require service in these areas.
Terry Schneider
Townsite Manager
Ph: (306)663-4519
Fax: (306)663-5424
terry.schneider@pc.gc.ca
Coralee Vaillancourt
Lease Administrator
Ph: (306)663-4518
Fax: (306)663-5424
coralee.vaillancourt@pc.gc.ca
Gregg Rutten
Townsite Clerk
Ph: (306)663-4520
Fax: (306)663-5424
gregg.rutten@pc.gc.ca


Hazardous trees

SaskPower has identified trees in Waskesiu, on both park and leasehold properties that are adjacent to the powerlines and require pruning or removal. The multi-year program will begin in February 2013.

This winter, SaskPower crews will concentrate on removing priority hazardous trees in areas parallel to highway 264, behind Red Deer campground, down Ajawaan road and along the alleys behind Montreal Drive, the Post Office and RCMP detachment. Some trees in the alley that runs behind Armstrong Hillcrest Cabins to the Hawood Inn will also be pruned or removed.

In summer 2013, SaskPower and Parks Canada will conduct open houses in Waskesiu to inform the public about future plans to trim and remove trees that are near SaskPower primary lines in subdivisions in Waskesiu, and to recommend what shrubs and trees are appropriate for planting near a powerline. Anyone whose leasehold has a tree on it scheduled for removal will be contacted directly.

Parks Canada supports SaskPower in this program. Ensuring reliable power and protecting the safety of visitors and staff is our primary concern.

For further information, please contact SaskPower or call 1-888-757-6937.