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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 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, waskesiuchamber@sasktel.net, 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.

January 30, 2015  

Trail Name 

Conditions and Comments 

Townsite

Townsite of Waskesiu

Streets plowed. Winter warm-up shelter open.
Visitor Centre washrooms open 24 hours a day.

Wapiti
5.6 km loop

Classic tracked. . Last tracked January 28.
Beaver Glen
5.8 km loop
Classic and skate tracked. Last tracked January 29.

Fisher
7.2 km loop

Parking lot cleared. Classic tracked. Last tracked January 30.

Red Deer Blue
5.2 km loop

Winter conditions.*
Red Deer Red
8.1 km loop
Classic tracked. Last tracked January 28.
Red Deer Yellow
5.8 k loop
Classic tracked. Last tracked January 29.
Beach Walk
5.6 km return
Snowshoe.

 Highway #264

Highway #264 Road plowed.
Boundary Bog
2.0 km loop
Winter conditions.* Parking lot cleared. Outdoor toilet open.

 Kingsmere Road  

Kingsmere Road Road plowed.
Crean
19.0 km return
Parking lot cleared. Last tracked January 30.
Waskesiu River
2.5 km loop
Parking lot cleared. Winter hiking. Winter conditions.*
Narrows Peninsula
3.0 km loop
Winter conditions.*
Kingsmere River
1.5 km one-way
Parking lot cleared. Snowshoe.
Grey Owl
20.0 km one-way
Winter conditions.*

 Narrows Road

Narrows Road Road plowed.
Mud Creek Trail
3 km loop
Parking area on Narrows road. Snowshoe. 
Treebeard
1.2 km loop
Parking area at Narrows marina. Snowshoe.

 Scenic Route #263

Scenic Route #263 Road plowed.
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
Parking lot cleared. Snowshoe.

Elk Trail
To Fish Lake
13km 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
Not maintained.

 Cookson Road

Cookson Road West end closed for maintenance.
Hunters Lake
12.0 km one-way
Trees down on trail. 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 hotel to register for keys to the public ice fishing shack on Waskesiu Lake.

Park entry permits are required year round. Fees are invested back into facilities and services for visitors to enjoy. Obtain your pass at the Prince Albert National Park Visitor Centre.

Trail Map
Trail Descriptions

Safety:

  • Emergency 911
  • Parks Canada Dispatch (24 Hours) 1-877-852-3100  
  • Trails are not patrolled, please ensure you are self-reliant.
  • Keep your distance from wildlife and make noise while on the trails.
  • Watch for deadfall and slippery or broken boardwalks
  • Protect your pet and park wildlife by keeping your dog on a leash.
  • Please respect area and trail closures.
  • 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.

Information:

  • Visitor Centre: hours of operation:
  • Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Contact us by telephone: (306) 663-4522 or by email
  • Park entry permits can be purchased at the Visitor Centre  
  • Please register at the Visitor Centre for all overnight backcountry trips.
  • Check road conditions at 1-888-335-7623 or online.
  • Check weather conditions.