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Prince Albert National Park

Prince Albert National Park

 

 

 

Location: Saskatchewan  Map

Area: 3,874 km2 (1,496 sq mi)

 

 

 

Description of Prince Albert National Park

Prince Albert National Park is a Canadian national park located in the center of the province of Saskatchewan. It covers 3874 km². Your nearest city is Prince Albert. It was declared a national park on March 24, 1927, but its inauguration was on August 10, 1928, carried out by the Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. The park is open all year, but is most visited in the period from May to September. The main entrance to the park is actually 80 kilometers north of Prince Albert, via the highway, which enters the park at its southeast corner. Prince Albert National Park has an elevation of 488 meters on the west side and 724 meters on the east side.

Waskesiu is the only city in the park, located on the southern shore of Lake Waskesiu. Most of the facilities and services that one would expect to find in a multipurpose park are available, such as souvenir shops, small supermarkets, gas station, laundry, restaurants, hotels and motels, rental cabins, a small room cinema, the detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), site for camps, many beaches, picnic areas, tennis courts, bowling and golf on green grass. Prince Albert National Park also contains the cabin of the naturalist and conservationist Gray Owl, on Lake Ajawaan.

The development of the park as a recreational destination has led to the southeastern region of the park boundaries, places like Lake Christopher, Lake Emma, ​​Sunnyside Beach and Lake Anglin to become tourist focus. Until the creation of the National Park of Grasslands in the 1980s, Prince Albert National Park was the only one in the province.

 

 

 

Prince Albert National Park covers an area or 3,874 km² (1,496 sq mi), which makes it larger than Cornwall in the UK. It is 200 km (120 mi) north of Saskatoon, and 80 km (50 mi) north of the city for which it is named, Prince Albert.

Prince Albert National Park is open all year but the most visited period is from May to September. The park ranges in elevation from 488 metres (1,601 ft) on the western side to 724 metres (2,375 ft) on the eastern side.

The hamlet Waskesiu Lake is the only settlement within the park. It is on the southern shore of Waskesiu Lake, and offers facilities and services.

Park office, ☎ +1 306-663-4522, toll-free: +1 888-773-8888, e-mail: panp.info@pc.gc.ca

 

 

Fees and permits

A national park pass or daily fee for entry applies. Special fishing licences are required.

Daily fees for 2018:
Adult $7.80
Senior $6.80
Youth and children under 18 free
Family/group $15.70
Annual pas (early bird pass available Dec 1-Mar 31) (2018):
Adult $ 39.20 ($ 31.40)
Senior $ 34.30 ($ 27.40)
Youth and children under 18 free
Family/group $ 78.50 ($ 78.50)

Fishing permits (2018):
Daily $ 9.80
Annual $ 34.30
Parks Canada Passes

The Discovery Pass provides unlimited admission for a full year at over 80 Parks Canada places that typically charge a daily entrance fee It provides faster entry and is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Prices for 2018 (taxes included):

Family/group (up to 7 people in a vehicle): $136.40
Children and youth (0-17): free
Adult (18-64): $67.70
Senior (65+): $57.90
The Cultural Access Pass: people who have received their Canadian citizenship in the past year can qualify for free entry to some sites.

 

 

 

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