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Prince Albert National Park of Canada

Visitor Safety


Parks Canada staff practice wilderness first aid techniques during a winter training exercise.
© Parks Canada

We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it’s important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimize the negative impact of unfortunate circumstances.

For general information on how to stay safe and a list of the 10 essential items you should bring when enjoying the outdoors visit www.adventuresmart.ca

Remember, cellular telephone coverage varies by carrier and may not be available in remote areas of Prince Albert National Park.

For important information about staying safe while enjoying Prince Albert National Park, please explore the topics below:

Wildlife Safety
Wildlife Safety
Prince Albert National Park is home to abundant wildlife. Ensure your safety and theirs.
Water Safety
Water Safety

Make your day on the lake a safe one.
Backcountry Travel
Backcountry Travel
Isolation makes safety in the backcountry even more important.
Winter Safety
Winter Safety
Winter weather conditions add new risks to exploring Prince Albert National Park.
Adventure Smart
Adventure Smart
Be prepared and Adventure Smart in Prince Albert National Park.
Bear Country!
Bear Country!

Prince Albert National Park is Black Bear Country.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Visit our websites and stop at the visitor center to speak with our employees for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

Emergency Contact Information

Police, Structural Fire, Ambulance – 911
Wildlife issues, Campground disturbances, Wildfire, Poaching, Search & Rescue, etc. - 1-877-852-3100

In an Emergency

  • Assistance can be obtained by contacting Parks Canada staff at any of our facilities.
  • Remember, cellular telephone coverage varies by carrier and may not be available in remote areas of Prince Albert National Park. Please check with your carrier for coverage in this area.
  • Devices such as "SPOT", "InReach" and satellite phones are often the only devices that can be relied upon to work in the backcountry. Be familiar with your device, know the difference between the SOS/Emergency and messaging functions and ensure your contact person knows how to contact Parks Canada personnel in case of an emergency.