Prince Albert National Park

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Prince Albert National Park,

1,496 sq mi (3,875 sq km), central Sask., Canada, NW of Prince Albert, in a forested area; est. 1927. The numerous streams and lakes afford excellent fishing and canoeing. The park is a sanctuary for moose, elk, deer, caribou, bear, pelicans, and double-crested cormorants. Administration and tourist headquarters are at Waskesiu, on Lake Waskesiu.

Prince Albert National Park

Address:PO Box 100
Waskesiu Lake, SK S0J2Y0

Phone:306-663-4522
Phone: 877-737-3783;
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/sk/princealbert
Size: 3,875 sq. km.
Established: 1927.
Location:In central Saskatchewan, 80 km north of Prince Albert. Park is accessible by highways 2/264 and 263 (scenic route).
Facilities:Nature center, regular and backcountry campsites, as well as services and recreational facilities within the townsite of Waskesiu Lake, including lodging, food, and an 18-hole golf course.
Activities:Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, lake skating, golfing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Representative of the transition from aspen parkland to northern boreal forest, park is home to the second largest white pelican breeding colony in Canada and the only one afforded full protection by a national park. One third of Canada's remaining original fescue grasslands, part of a once vast prairie ecosystem, is located in pockets in the southwest corner of the park, where bison roam freely. Park also preserves the cabin of Grey Owl, woodsman, author, and orator who died in 1938.

See other parks in Saskatchewan.
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