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 plans to track-set the trails in Prince Albert National Park on Thursday or Friday each week. Contact the park Visitor Centre at (306)663-4522,, or your local hotel for more information.

Please respect skiers by snowshoeing and walking on designated snowshoe trails only. Visitors are welcome to use snowshoe trails for walking and backcountry skiing.

TrailTrackDate Set
Townsite of Waskesiu Streets plowed. Winter warm-up shelter open. Visitor Centre washrooms open 24 hours a day.  

Wapiti 5.6 km loop

Parking lot cleared. Classic and skate tracked. March 7

Beaver Glen 5.8 km loop

Classic and skate tracked, if the width permits. March 6

7.2 km loop

Parking lot cleared. Classic tracked. March 6

Red Deer Red
5.7 km one way

Classic tracked. March 7

Red Deer Yellow
2.7 km one way

Classic tracked. March 7

Beach Walk
5.6 km return

Highway #264 Road plowed.  

Boundary Bog

Parking lot cleared. Outdoor toilet open.  
Kingsmere Road Road plowed.  

Crean 19.0 km return

Not packed due to trees down.  

Waskesiu River
2.5 km loop

Parking lot cleared. Winter hiking.  

Kingsmere River
3.0 km return

Parking lot cleared. Snowshoe.  
Narrows Road Road plowed.  

Mud Creek Trail
3 km loop

Parking area on Narrows road. Snowshoe.  

Treebeard Trail
1.4 km loop

Parking area at Narrows marina. Snowshoe.  
Scenic Route #263 Road plowed.  

Spruce River Highlands
8.5 km loop

Parking lot cleared. Snowshoe.  

10.0 km return

Parking lot cleared. Snowshoe.  

Tait Springs Trail
5 km return

Parking area at Spruce River Highlands trailhead. Snowshoe.  


Trail closed for maintenance. Parking lot cleared.  
Cookson Road Road plowed.  

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 hotel to register for keys to the public ice fishing shack on Waskesiu Lake. This is the first winter for this pilot project.

Trail Map
Trail Descriptions


  • Emergency 911
  • Parks Canada Dispatch 1-877-852-3100
  • Watch for deadfall. Use caution on boardwalk and stairs.
  • Trails are not patrolled, please ensure you are self-reliant.
  • Do not rely on your cell/satellite phone to get you out of trouble. Coverage is variable throughout the Park.


  • Visitor Centre: hours of operation:
  • Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Contact us by telephone: (306) 663-4522 or by mail.
  • Park entry permits can be purchased at the Visitor Centre and the East and South Gate automated pay machines.
  • 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.