Wind powered water sports
Waskesiu Lake in Prince Albert National Park is a terrific place for sail sport activities. At over 950 square kilometres its wide open spaces provide plenty of room for you to run with the wind and tack your way back.
Windsurfing and sailboarding
With a number of beaches and picnic areas around Waskesiu Lake, you’ll find an ideal location to enjoy your favourite sail sport any time the wind blows. With sail or kite, you’ll breeze across the waters of Prince Albert National Park thanks to Saskatchewan’s reliable winds.
When engaging in your favourite sail sport, please watch for simmers and keep out of designated swimming areas. Waskesiu Lake is also popular with other boaters; watch for paddling craft and motorized vessels when enjoying your time on the water.
During the winter months Waskesiu Lake is a wide open and windswept vista of ice and snow. This makes it a great place to strap on a board and fly a kite. With the picnic and day use areas and covered warm-up shelters around Waskesiu Lake, Prince Albert National Park becomes the ideal location for traction kiting enthusiasts.
Not too big and not too small, Waskesiu Lake offers a great destination for small sailing vessels. Including the Narrows, Waskesiu Lake from east to west is almost 25 km in length offering sailors plenty of lake to enjoy on breezy summer days. More experienced sailors may also choose to navigate through the Hanging Heart Lakes into the wide open waters of Crean Lake. At over 100 square kilometers, Crean Lake is the largest lake within Prince Albert National Park and offers terrific backcountry camping.
Water levels can fluctuate from year to year and throughout the season. Boat launch facilities in Prince Albert National Park are suitable for sail boats with a flat bottom or drop keel.
Aquatic Invasive Species
In collaboration with partners, park management is working hard to keep aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels out of the park’s lakes and rivers. Learn more about how you can help!
Visit the Prince Albert National Park visitor safety pages for information and tips on how to make your windy adventures safe and enjoyable.