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“Waskesiu, a real gem in the Prairies!”

Prince Albert National Park
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Spent a wonderful 4 days during July 2012 in Waskesiu; a peaceful haven with plenty to offer old and young alike. Wonderful walks, hikes, cycle paths, golfing and much more. Very picturesque and reminded me a bit of Switzerland. Lovely beach area that allows a laid-back holiday. Our accommodation was about 900 yards out of town on the main road from the Park entrance, Lonely Creek (if I remember correctly). What this site lacked in character, the Waskesiu and surrounds more than made up for it. It is clear that Park authorities and townsfolk alike appreciate the value of tourism and go all-out to make tourists feel welcome and to make their stay a pleasant one.

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We recently spent another holiday visiting Prince Albert National Park. We decided to take our little girl tenting for the first time.

We chose to pitch our tent at Beaver Glen campground so we could be closer to the townsite of Waskesiu. We could have chosen Sandy Lake or The Narrows but Beaver Glen has hot water and showers (a must for a toddler). :)

We rolled in on a Sunday and were able to get a night of camping and a fire permit for under $40 with no reservation (after August Long Weekend)! The service from the gentleman at the kiosk was awesome as he placed us right beside the bathrooms but with a treed and set back campsite.

We were able to spend the day out on the lake fishing (AWESOME ACTION FOR THE $19 fishing permit). Caught a number of nice jackfish and had views of pelicans, loons, and other birds!

Afterwards we came back to make our fire, eat, and relax as our little girl roasted marshmellows over the flames. Later that evening when she was asleep my wife and I were treated to a small heard of deer wandering through the campgrounds. Truly majestic.

Prince Albert National Park is a MUST visit for anyone that thinks Saskatchewan is all flat and praries. A true gem hidden in the middle (not north) of the province!

I cannot wait to go back next year.

3  Thank Brett P
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Reviewed June 23, 2008

We were attending a wedding and thus we booked and paid for a lakefront room months ahead of our stay. When we arrived, we were told that we’d been “bumped up” to a one bedroom suite but that it wasn’t ready yet. Much later in the afternoon, and well after the wedding, we got the go ahead. Apparently the delay occurred because of a leaking dishwasher in the suite (we found out later that the dishwasher had been leaking for a long time but that no one had got around to repairing/ replacing or even sticking a large towel under it).

We got the keys and then found out that the suite was in another building a couple of blocks away. We loaded our luggage back into the car and off we went. The one bedroom suite is on the ground floor of a newer all suite building. The units have basic condo style amenities including small decks and barbecues. We didn’t use the barbecue which had been previously used as an ashtray by earlier guests. The suite was reasonably clean and the building itself was quite quiet the night we stayed.

Our little deck faced west onto the street and our view consisted of the traffic at the gas station across the street. The patio furniture was way past its prime. It was a good thing that the AC worked well because sleeping with our bedroom window open wasn’t an option due to the bar traffic outside our room in the wee hours.

All in all, we would have much preferred our original less spacious bedroom at the main hotel with its large deck overlooking the lake.

I give the place 2 out of 5 stars for the spaciousness of the suite and its excellent AC. I would have been very unhappy if I had paid the full price.

2  Thank SilverL
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Reviewed August 14, 2006

Summer is tight. You need a campground reservation. We visited the week after Dominion Day w/o one and found the park packed. We ate lunch in one of the cafes on the lake and were chased out of the park by a violent thunderstorm. Boreal forest scenery is outstanding.

We also visited the park in late February. Temps were -27 C. My wife and I soaked in the hot tub on the roof of the Hawood Inn and spent two nights there hoping to see some northern lights, but no luck. Service in the Hawood was great, they provided us with complementary x-c skis, and we had a great time. The room was clean albeit a little musty because of the cold temps and minimal circulation.

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Reviewed February 23, 2003

We couldn't believe we were in northern Saskatchewan! The beaches were incredible - white, soft sand and the water crystal clear. The campsites were spacious and fairly private - lots of treed sites. We will definitely be back!

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