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Prince Albert National Park

Winter Trail and Facilities Condition Report

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

February 05, 2016  

Trail Name 

 Conditions and Comments 


Townsite of Waskesiu

 Winter conditions.

5.6 km loop

 Fair to Good conditions February 04.
Beaver Glen Reroute
4.5 km loop
 Classic and skate tracked January 21.
7.2 km loop
 Fair to poor conditions February 04.

Red Deer Blue
5.2 km loop

 Winter conditions.

Red Deer Red
8.1 km loop

 Good conditions February 04.
Red Deer Yellow
5.8 km loop
 Classic tracked January 21.
Beach Walk
5.6 km return
 Winter conditions.

 Highway #264

Highway #264  Winter conditions.
Boundary Bog
2.0 km loop
 Winter conditions.

 Kingsmere Road  

Kingsmere Road  Winter conditions.
19.0 km return
 Winter conditions.
Waskesiu River
2.5 km loop
 Winter conditions.
Narrows Peninsula
3.0 km loop
 Winter conditions.
Kingsmere River
1.5 km one-way
 Winter conditions.
Grey Owl
20.0 km one-way
 Winter conditions.

 Narrows Road

Narrows Road  Winter conditions.
Mud Creek Trail
3 km loop
 Winter conditions.
Ice Push Ridge
150 meters one-way
 Winter conditions.
1.2 km loop
 Winter conditions.

 Scenic Route #263

Scenic Route #263
1.7 km loop
 Winter conditions.
Shady Lake
1.7 km loop
 Winter conditions.
Height-of-Land Tower
15 m tower
 Winter conditions.
Freight Tait Springs
2 km one way
 Winter conditions.
Spruce River Highlands
8.5 km loop
 Winter conditions.
5.0 km one-way
 Winter conditions.

Elk Trail
To Fish Lake
13 km one way

 Winter conditions.
Elk Trail
Fish Lake to Camp Lake
3 km one way
 Winter conditions.
Elk Trail
Camp Lake to West Side Boundary
23 km one way
 Winter conditions.

 Cookson Road

Cookson Road  Winter conditions.
Hunters Lake
12.0 km one-way
 Winter conditions.
West Side Boundary
37.5 km one-way
 Winter conditions.

 West Side

Amyot Lake
15.5 km loop
 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 Inn to register for keys to the public ice fishing shack on Waskesiu Lake.

Trail Descriptions:


  • Emergency 911
  • 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.


  • For more information contact the Prince Albert National Park Visitor Centre.
  • Park entry permits can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.
  • To maintain a high quality of service during your visits throughout the year, park entry 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.