Prince Albert National Park of Canada
Scenic Driving Tours
Wildlife like this stag elk are often seen on a scenic drive.© Parks Canada/James Page/PANP JP410
Whether you are overnighting in the area or have driven into the park for the day, visitors to Prince Albert National Park can choose from several routes for scenic driving tours in the park. Watch for wildlife and drive safely.
This 24 kilometre stretch of road follows the southern shoreline of Waskesiu Lake. It passes through a wide variety of vegetation types. Opportunities exist to see many species of wildlife especially in early morning and at dusk. The road is narrow, with a gravelled surface. It is curving, gently rolling and has no shoulders. Passing is difficult. Proceed carefully, watch for oncoming traffic.
Follow Lakeview Drive (becomes Scenic Route #263) past the golf course and Prospect Point until you come to the Narrows junction. Turn right onto the Narrows Road.
Waskesiu Lake sunset.© Parks Canada/Merv Syroteuk/PANP G2950
The Kingsmere Road (a continuation of. Highway # 264) follows the northern shore of Waskesiu Lake for 32.5 km. This roadway passes through mixed forest dominated by tall spruces broken up by sandy embankments. For the first 15 km, the road is paved with narrow shoulders. At the Heart Lakes marina entrance, the road surface becomes gravel. At this point, the remainder of the road is commonly referred to as the Kingsmere Road.
Prince Albert National Park is an area of national significance because it preserves for all time an area of transition between the boreal forest and the aspen parkland. Explore the length of the Park's transition zone by travelling Scenic route - highway #263 from Waskesiu to the park's southern boundary.