Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

Prince Albert National Park will not be accepting any bookings until further notice.

For more information on school programs contact the Prince Albert National Park visitor centre or email pc.princealbertinfo.pc@canada.ca.

Heritage Presentation Special Programs:

Two young students enjoying taking notes while sitting on a dock.

Forest Friends

Kindergarten – Grade 3
Minimum group size: 10 students
Maximum group size: 20 students
Length: 1 hour
Program cost per group: $73.60
Students participate in a short guided hike into the boreal forest to investigate the ways that plants and animals are connected to their forest homes. Along the way, a series of games and activities ignite their senses to discover animal and plant signs that tell nature’s story.

Wetland Wanderers

Grade 3 - 6
Minimum group size: 10 students
Maximum group size: 25 students
Length: 2 hours
Program cost per group: $147.20
Students will go on a short walk to a pond and learn about the engineering work of the beaver. Beavers create and maintain wetlands which are teeming with life for the students to explore. After a series of activities exploring the formation of the wetlands and animals that live in them, students use dip nets to capture and investigate live invertebrates.

A group of Children covered by a bison hide are guided by two parks Canada employees as they walk around.

Bison Trails

Grade 4- 12
Minimum group size: 10 students
Maximum group size: 25 students
Length: 2 hours (can be tailored to be shorter as per group needs)
Program cost per group: $147.20
Students become a part of the bison herd though a series of energetic interactive games and activities. Students learn some of the longstanding connections bison have had with First Nations. They will get an opportunity to handle real bison bones and examine how these animals are adapted to and help shape the landscape. Students experience firsthand the challenges bison have faced when they nearly became extinct and how national parks have helped to save them.

Boreal Explorer

Grade 4- 12
Minimum group size: 10 students
Maximum group size: 20 students
Length: 2 hours (can be tailored to be shorter as per group needs)
Program cost per group: $147.20
Students step into the boreal forest and closely examine the forest. Each group gets a nature kit with tools that enable them to closely investigate the forest understory. The students discover the agents of change and the ways that the entire ecosystem is interconnected. All age levels experience the forest with all five senses but older grades have a greater focus on learning species identification and how humans use plants.

A student lays on a dock and takes notes while observing the contents of a tin tray.

Aquatic Diversity

Grade 7-12
Minimum group size: 10 students
Maximum group size: 20 students
Length: 2 hours
Program cost per group: $147.20
Summary: Students put on hip waders and step into the Waskesiu River. They use aqua scopes to see the macro-invertebrates that live in the river, collect specimens using dip nets, examine them and learn to identify their species. This program is an outdoor adventure in which students use all five senses to explore the land along the river’s edge to discover the interconnections between the land and the adjacent water.

Parks Canada employee shows something to a group of students

Explore the Park on your own:

  • Choose one of the four self-guided hiking trails: Mud Creek, Treebeard, Boundary Bog, or Waskesiu River.
  • Bring your class to the Nature Centre for hands-on learning about the park's natural and cultural heritage. Here you will find a multitude of interactive exhibits that take you to the West Side, over the wetlands, through the forests and more! The Centre opens mid-May to the end of September.
  • Sign out a Nature, Geocache, or an Aquatic kit for a ‘hands-on’ boreal forest adventure with your class.

General Information:

  • No additional charge for teachers, chaperones, or those status within treaty 6.
  • Adults must accompany each group of 6-8 students and participate in the program.
  • All forms of payment accepted. Please make cheques payable to Receiver General for Canada.
  • Students should dress appropriately and be prepared for at least two hours in the outdoors.

Reservations
Educational Programs
Prince Albert National Park of Canada
Box 100
Waskesiu Lake, SK S0J 2Y0
Phone (306) 663-4510
E-mail: pc.interpretationprincealbert.pc@canada.ca