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“Another special trip to PANP again. :)”

Prince Albert National Park
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We spent 4 days RV'ing in PANP this past week. We were staying in the "Red Deer" trailer court. It was a great stay. A number of Elk have moved into the trailer court so you are able to see wildlife up close! :)

We walked the entire Waskesiu townsite and enjoyed the laid back experience.

Swimming was awesome as the lake was warm at the end of July! :) Usually it is mid August before it is that warm.

We spent a couple days out on the water. Lake was gorgeous. Fish were biting and we had a number of great fights with Walley and Northern Pike! :)

I love this national park! :)

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Waskesiu, Saskatchewan's National Park has a lot to offer for all ages. One can relax on the beach, go play golf, fishing, hiking, and more. Like many resorts some of the services are fairly priced, others are a bit steep. Mosquitoes were bad when we were there, but we had a screen house set up on our deck, with the coils burning in side and it helped a lot.

There are a lot of accommodation options including two camp grounds, Check the Saskatchewan Tourism site or tour book.

1  Thank JLP2918
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

This spot is a family favourite. The mile or so of beach is beautiful clean sand the water is clear ( a bit cold in July but does not stop the swimmers). Playgrounds, nature center, shopping, movies, back country hiking, bike riding, fishing, kayaking ... Don't miss the giant ice cream cones at The Market located across from the camp ground a block from downtown.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Have always enjoyed getting out to the park. Great place to take your family, lots of hiking trails, beaches, picnic areas and camping spots. Lots of good food and shopping in the townsite. The nature centre is an excellent way to spend a cloudy afternoon with your kids too.

1  Thank jacqjanzen
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I have been going to Waskesiu for years! What keeps me going back? The wildlife (elk, deer, foxes, wolves, bears, beavers....) the Nature Centre, the beach, the walking trails, the tennis courts, the movie theatre, the variety of restaurants. Kids run to the store for their parents. The beaches are excellent, although there are no lifeguards.

I don't fish but there are several excellent lakes very close by. I don't golf but there are two great golf courses nearby. One is right in Waskesiu and the other is in a few kilometres outside of the park gates.

It is easy to rent a canoe. The waterskiing is excellent and there is a full marina on the other side of the lake from the main townsite. There are many lovely little shops to browse through. If you need wireless connection, go the the Chamber of Commerce building.

Because it is a National Park, there is good programming at Beaver Glen at the Little Theatre and at the Narrows (another campground). Naturalists are on hand at the Nature Centre (along with many reference books) to answer any nature questions you might have.

Often there are special events. Canada Day is always fun complete with a parade and birthday cake. The Park is committed to honouring its aboriginal heritage. There is a museum across from the theatre that boasts a room that resembles Grey Owl's cabin and is full of the rich history of the park. You can see what it was like to live in a real shacktent (4 walls and a canvas roof) or a portable cabin!

Prince Albert is only an hour away. Emma Lake is about 30 minutes away. Waskesiu is lovely. If you are coming to Northern Saskatchewan, plan to spend a few days here!

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