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Prince Albert National Park

2015 Event Calendar

June | July | August | September | October

Parks Canada wardens and RCMP leading the Waskesiu Canada Day parade.
© Parks Canada
For details contact the visitor centre at 1.306.663.4522 

Join us at the park for an annual line-up of special events that bring us together to celebrate and enjoy this very special place. Check this space for details or follow us on Twitter, @ParksCanada_SK.

For a diverse range of events and activities, you can also check the Waskesiu community website at

Canada Day at the Lake

The Canada Day parade is a highlight of the Canada Day celebrations in the Town of Waskesiu.
© Parks Canada

Wednesday July 1, 2015
O Canada! Join us in Waskesiu and help us celebrate our nation’s 148th birthday. 2015 also marks the 50th birthday of the Canadian flag. For 50 years our distinctive and unique maple leaf flag has united Canadians and served as a symbol of our national identity to the world. Come and wave a Canadian flag in Waskesiu on Canada Day!
Park entry is free on Canada Day! Start the day at the pancake breakfast, watch our great parade, and join us for flag raising and some birthday cake.
June 30
Bike Decorating at the Chamber of Commerce from 4-7pm
July 1
8-11am - Pancake Breakfast at Community Hall
9-11am - Bike Decorating at the Chamber of Commerce
12:00 -1:15pm - Parade
1:30pm - Cake Cutting and Flag Raising Ceremony after the Parade near the Heritage Museum

For more information contact the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce - 306-663-5410

Parks Day and Waskesiu Children’s Festival

Parka loves making new friends at the Waskesiu Children’s Festival
© Parks Canada

Saturday July 18th, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm, Waskesiu Lake

Parks Day and the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce and Recreation Association Children’s Festival is a fun filled day for the whole family. Face painting, crafts, balloon art, puppet shows, music tent, fire truck tours and Aboriginal games are just part of the excitement. Join us for this Waskesiu traditional favorite!

For more information contact the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce, 306-663-5410

Three Island Paddle & Music Festival

Saturday July 25, 2015
Join the Waskesiu Marina Adventure Center for a fun filled day of paddling and music at the Hanging Heart Lakes. Bring your paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes or reserve a boat ahead of time from the Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre. Paddle to different destinations on the Hanging Heart Lakes to be eligible for terrific prizes. There are even prizes for best theme or costumes!

For more information Contact the Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre - 306-663-1999

9th Annual Waskesiu Summer Dance – Rock of Ages

Community dances at the Terrace Gardens have been enjoyed by generations of Prince Albert National Park visitors.
© Parks Canada

Sunday August 1st, 2015
Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce and Recreation Association sponsored dance held at the Terrace Gardens (Assembly Hall). Dance the night away to the music of the 60's, 70's, and 80's! Dance at 9 pm with a midnight lunch.

For ticket information contact the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce, 306-663-5410

28th Annual Grey Owl Howl Family Dance

Sunday August 2th, 2015
Waskesiu Seasonal Residents Association 28th annual family dance, 8:00PM Community Hall. Everyone welcome, games, food, beverages, dancing, prizes, fun!

For ticket information contact The Waskesiu Seasonal Residents Association.

Waskesiu Heritage Museum – Heritage Day

Sunday August 3h, 2015
The good old days of Waskesiu are brought to life at Heritage Days. Living in a shack tent, old fashion games like sack races and treats like grandma makes are all waiting for you at the Waskesiu Heritage Museum’s Heritage Days.

Family Activities - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. at the Waskesiu Heritage Museum grounds. For more information contact the Waskesiu Heritage Museum.

Frank Dunn Triathlon

For 34 years the Frank Dunn Triathlon has challenged participants in Prince Albert National Park.
© Parks Canada

Sunday August 9th, 2015
Triathletes compete by swimming 1.5 km in Waskesiu Lake; hitting the road for a 62 km bicycle ride, and then running 13 km run in and around the town site of Waskesiu. The morning starts with a pancake breakfast at the community hall.

Watch for further details or to participate.

Waskesiu Lakeside Festival

Friday August 21 to Sunday August 23, 2015
Come and experience family entertainment at its finest. Enjoy a fun filled weekend festival hosted in the Heart of Waskesiu. There will be live on stage musical entertainment, family activities and displays highlighting Prince Albert National Park’s conservation projects. Mark your calendars and plan to be at the Waskesiu Lakeside Festival!

Watch for more Lakeside Festival updates coming soon!

Arbour Day

Members of the local community come together to plant trees and support the healthy ecosystems in Prince Albert National Park.
© Parks Canada

Sunday September 7, 2015
The town of Waskesiu comes together to celebrate our trees and green spaces! The annual Arbour Day tree planting and community celebration event takes place every year during the Labor Day long weekend. Show your support by helping plant trees and creating habitat for the creatures that call Waskesiu home!

For more information or to volunteer please contact Prince Albert National Park.

Reel Rave International Film Festival

Friday September 11 to Sunday September 13, 2015
A weekend of movie magic, Waskesiu style! Feature films, shorts and documentaries are screened at the Twin Pine Cinemas in the heart of Waskesiu. Social engagements are scheduled throughout the festival giving you the opportunity to discuss the films with other festival patrons.

Now entering its 11th year, the Reel Rave Film Festival is a fundraising endeavor for Prince Albert’s Mann Art Gallery. The festival is part of the Toronto International Film Festivals Film Circuit.

Watch for program details.

Annual MS Society Bike Tour – Waskesiu Lake

September 19, 2015
The MS Society Bike Tour is a fabulous one day tour with breathtaking scenery. This fundraising event supports the Canadian MS society and their work in overcoming Multiple Sclerosis. The 66KM tour route begins and ends at the Waskesiu Community Hall in Prince Albert National Park.

For More information or to register for the tour visit

Outter Limits Fun Run

September 26, 2015
At Elk Ridge Resort
Hit the trail and have a blast at the Outter Limits Fun Run! This off-road running event welcomes both hardcore runners and timid trail strollers. Sign up for the 10km run or the 5km walk / run category. On your own with a group you’re sure to have fun at this event. The running event is complimented with live musical entertainment, a silent auction, prizes and more…

To register for the Fun Run adventure at Elk Ridge Resort contact Outter Limits