Prince Albert National Park Nature Centre
Closed for the 2021 Season
Bring your family to the Nature Centre for hands-on learning about the park's natural and cultural heritage. Here you’ll find a multitude of interactive exhibits that take you to the West Side, over the wetlands, through the forests and more! Staff are available to answer questions and provide suggestions about which trails to hike or lakes to paddle as you seek the wild nature of the park. The Nature Centre is also a place for celebration and learning about the rich Indigenous cultures and history that existed here long before it became part of our family of national parks in Canada.
The Nature Centre, located on Lakeview Drive in Waskesiu, is a beautiful, federally designated heritage building of spruce logs and fieldstone dating from the 1930's. It is the starting place for many interpretive programs and special events. The facility typically operates from mid-May to mid-October
Waskesiu Heritage Museum and Friends of the Park bookstore
Sharing space in the historic warden’s headquarters building is the Waskesiu Heritage Museum and the Friends of Prince Albert National Park book store.
Waskesiu Heritage Museum
The Waskesiu Heritage Museum shares the history of the park and Town of Waskesiu since Prince Albert National Park was officially opened in 1928. Outdoor exhibits at the museum feature a canvas roof shack tent, a fire tower cupola and a railcar portage. Interior exhibits highlight generations of life in the park, including boating, fishing, golfing, dancing and more!
The Friends of Prince Albert National Park bookstore
Along with new and used books, crafts and art that highlight the natural and cultural heritage of the park, you will find a replica of Grey Owl’s cabin, also known as Beaver Lodge. A room was designed using interior photographs of Beaver Lodge taken when Grey Owl was living in the cabin at Ajawaan Lake and offers a rare glimpse into the life of one of Canada’s earliest environmentalists.