Best Place to Take Out of Town Guests

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Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park

Only a one-hour drive from Prince Albert, Waskesiu and Prince Albert National Park is a popular getaway location; it is a great place to take and entertain out of town guests.

In the summer guests to the park can enjoy hiking, biking, and paddling, in the winter they enjoy cross-country skiing trails and snowshoeing trails. There is also a variety of amazing wildlife viewing opportunities that can be seen in the town site and throughout the park. Some common sightings include elk, deer and fox.

“We have over 200 song birds in the park and bald eagles and owls,” said Monica Osterhout, promotion officer for Prince Albert National Park.

“In the more remote areas or in the winters sometimes you can see wolves and moose and on our west side if people are a little bit more adventurous we have one of the only free roaming plains bison herds living in park range,” she added.

The Waskesiu town site, which is located inside the park, also provides a variety of great shopping, dining, and accommodation opportunities.

To learn more about Waskesiu and the venues that operate within it click here

“In the town site people can rent hotels, motels, and cabins. We also have a fantastic camping offer, which ranges from full hook up sites in the red deer campground and random back country camping in the back country,” said Osterhout.

This summer the park also has two new offers at the Beaver Glen campground that allows visitors to enjoy the opportunity to camp in Saskatchewan’s boreal forest even if they forgot their tent.

In the campgrounds R loop the park offers 10 new OTENTik sites and in the D loop they now have Equipped Campsites available to guests. The OTENTIKiks are raised and wooden bottom tents that are set up and ready to go with bunk beds inside. The Equipped Campsites are already set up for visitors and the park provides guests with the tent, some sleeping pads, a dining shelter, camping chairs, propane stove, and a lantern.

“They are great for people who don’t have their own equipment or are perhaps from out of province or out country and just forgot to bring or didn’t have room to bring their own camping gear,” said Osterhout.  “So it’s a great offer.”

To learn more about the OTENTik or the Equipped Campsites click here.

Osterhout said some other great things that visitors enjoy at Prince Albert National Park are the picnic areas and beaches.

“There is always people enjoying themselves having a wiener roast or roasting marshmallows or just enjoying the water and the beaches that they are located by,” she said.“ From the big main beach in the town site, which is accessible to local amenities, to the more remote beaches like on Crean Lake where you have to take a boat or canoe or kayak out to them.”

To view a full PDF of the activities Prince Albert National Park has to offer click here.

 

Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park
2014
There is always people enjoying themselves having a wiener roast or roasting marshmallows or just enjoying the water and the beaches that they are located at Prince Albert National Park.
There is always people enjoying themselves having a wiener roast or roasting marshmallows or just enjoying the water and the beaches that they are located at Prince Albert National Park. Photo by Sarah Rolles
The OTENTIKiks are raised and wooden bottom tents that are set up and ready to go with bunk beds inside.
The OTENTIKiks are raised and wooden bottom tents that are set up and ready to go with bunk beds inside. Photo by Sarah Rolles
Wildlife sightings are common in the park especially in the early morning and evening.
Wildlife sightings are common in the park especially in the early morning and evening. Photo by Sarah Rolles
In the summer Waskesiu is a really popular weekend destination.
In the summer Waskesiu is a really popular weekend destination. Photo by Sarah Rolles

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