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Prince Albert National Park

Winter Trail and Facilities Condition Report

March 27, 2015

  • Spring Conditions. Most trails will have wet and muddy sections. Icy sections may exist.
  • Ski trails will no longer be groomed this season.
  • Trail conditions fluctuate daily depending on the weather.
  • Trails are cleared of fallen trees periodically.
  • Spring flooding may occur. In some cases temporary trail closures may be required.

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

Ski Trail Closed for the season.
Beaver Glen
5.8 km loop
Ski Trail Closed for the season.

Fisher
7.2 km loop

Parking lot cleared. Spring conditions. Expect wet/muddy areas.

Red Deer Blue
5.2 km loop

Spring conditions.
Red Deer Red
8.1 km loop
Spring conditions.
Red Deer Yellow
5.8 k loop
Spring conditions.
Beach Walk
5.6 km return
Snow drifts.

 Highway #264

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

 Kingsmere Road  

Kingsmere Road Road plowed.
Crean
19.0 km return
Ski Trail Closed for the season.
Waskesiu River
2.5 km loop
Parking lot cleared. Spring conditions.
Narrows Peninsula
3.0 km loop
Spring conditions.
Kingsmere River
1.5 km one-way
Parking lot cleared. Use caution, flooded areas on trail.
Grey Owl
20.0 km one-way
Spring conditions.

 Narrows Road

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

 Scenic Route #263

Scenic Route #263 Road plowed.
Shady Lake
1.7 km loop
Spring conditions.
Height-of-Land Tower
15 m tower
Spring conditions.
Freight Tait Springs
2 km one way
Spring conditions.
Spruce River Highlands
8.5 km loop
Parking lot cleared.

Elk Trail
To Fish Lake
13km one way

Spring conditions.
Elk Trail
Fish Lake to Camp Lake
3 km one way
Spring 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. Spring conditions.
West Side Boundary
37.5 km one-way
Spring conditions.

 West Side

Amyot Lake
15.5 km loop
Spring conditions.

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.  

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.