Waskesiu Lake ice heaves.© Parks Canada/Bradley Muir/PANP P1001
"The sense of horizons unexplored. Where wolves roam lakes that heave and groan. The mystery of distant hills where weighted boughs greet frosted dawn."
The national park is open in all four seasons. A winter visit is an amazing contrast to a summer trip and an opportunity to discover how the boreal forest is a forest very much shaped by this season of snow and cold.
Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, camping, lake skating and wildlife watching are among the many ways to enjoy Prince Albert National Park in the quieter season.
There are accommodations and a few services open in and near the park year round.
Make sure you are aware of safety precautions and hazards particular to winter, including ice conditions and cold temperatures.
BE PREPARED FOR ALL EMERGENCIES! Backcountry travellers in all seasons should be self reliant and fully prepared to deal with any mishaps which may arise on their outings. Trailheads are not patrolled on a daily basis.