The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.

Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Update for June 1, 2020 - Gradual reopening of Parks Canada places

As of June 1, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Openings will differ across the country.

This means:

  • As of June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada places near you.
  • Access to some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations will be permitted.
  • Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

We will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Update for June 17, 2020 - Camping resumption

Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, camping will be available only to visitors with existing reservations. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.

As of June 1, Prince Albert National Park began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check our website regularly for the current status of this location and others.

Important information about your visit to Prince Albert National Park

People from outside Saskatchewan are welcome to visit Prince Albert National Park. According to the Government of Saskatchewan guidelines, people who enter or re-enter Saskatchewan should: self-monitor for 14 days, self-isolate at the first sign of symptoms, and observe all public health measures including distancing and maximum number of people allowed to gather.

Prince Albert National Park has already reopened entrance gate kiosks, and most park roads, trails, day-use areas, beaches, and lakes for boating, fishing and non-motorized use. On June 22, additional facilities will reopen as listed below.

Access to the townsite of Waskesiu is available. It is recommended to contact individual businesses to find out more about their services.

What’s open (updated June 17, 2020)

Facilities and services opening on June 22:

  • Kingsmere Road past the Hanging Heart Lakes turnoff
  • All frontcountry campgrounds
  • Most backcountry campgrounds with the exception of those on Crean Lake opening June 29 (Crean Kitchen, Chipewyan, Big Island and Moose Bay)
  • Visitor Centre, in-person services limited to backcountry registration, fishing permit purchases, and trout tag issue. For all other visitor services contact 1-306-663-4522
  • Waskesiu Main Beach playground
  • All kitchen shelters
  • Viewing towers at Spruce River Highlands and Height of Land
  • All lakes
  • All day-use areas
What’s closed (updated June 17, 2020)

Facilities that remain closed:

  • oTENTiks are cancelled for the season
  • All shower facilities
  • Nature Centre
  • Group activities, events and interpretive programs continue to be suspended until further notice
  • Townsite staff continue to monitor telephone and email messages from home. For building permits and licences, and other lease inquiries, please see Waskesiu Townsite Administration
Camping during COVID-19

Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, Red Deer and Beaver Glen campgrounds are available only to visitors with existing reservations and same day walk ups. Online reservations for Red Deer and Beaver Glen campgrounds resume July 8 at 8 am Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). Sandy, Namekus and the Narrows campgrounds continue to operate as walk up first come first serve.

Your safety when visiting
  • For important information about staying safe while enjoying Prince Albert National Park, see Visitor Safety
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others.
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories
  • This is an evolving situation. For more information visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus disease page, and the Government of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 page

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitors informed and safe.

For the most up to date information, visit: