Culture and history
Prince Albert National Park
What-is-now Prince Albert National Park lies on the traditional territory of many First Nations and the homeland of the Metis people. This land is where the northern boreal forest and aspen parkland meet, and is covered by many lakes and rivers. It is a landscape of abundance with all the necessities of life and where waterways were used as corridors to move people and goods between communities. Indigenous peoples have gathered here since time immemorial. However, the establishment of the park in 1927 fractured the longstanding connection many people in these communities had with this territory.
For nearly a century, Prince Albert National Park has been better known as a natural playground and a popular retreat for Canadians from Saskatchewan and beyond. However, Parks Canada is committed to telling histories that better reflect the difficult and shared story of the foundation of Canada and its national park system.
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