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Fall - The Best Time to Visit Prince Albert National Park

We may be biased, but there’s so much more to see and do in Prince Albert National Park. Great food, golfing, wildlife viewing, taking a dip in the Waskesiu River, and great sunsets. Without the crowds, warm days and cool nights and barely any bugs, it’s the perfect time to visit.  

Get out there and see for yourself! 

Canoeing on Waskesiu Lake

A visit to Prince Albert National Park is not complete without hitting the water in a canoe. We took the short drive out of town to the Waskesiu Marina and rented a canoe for a couple of hours. The water was like glass again, lucky for us, so we paddled a short distance and found a bit of shoreline to pull up to.  Once there we went for a swim and enjoyed the scenery and solitude. A perfect way to end the day. 

Exploring the Boundary Bog

Prince Albert National Park sits on the southern edge of the boreal forest, meaning that it encompasses a wide range of different terrain. From boreal forests, to grasslands, to aspen park lands, to lakes, to bogs, there’s so much to discover. Since we only had so much time, we decided to take on the bog. 

We hit the Boundary Bog trail with park interpreter Brad to get the full learning experience. The trail starts in a pine forest with the ground covered in thick moss that’s so soft, you could nap on it, just ask Alex. As you wind your way around some corners and over some hills, you come to the boardwalk that carries you onto the bog. As you continue on, the trees begin to thin a bit and you’re surrounded by tamarack trees. These hardy trees thrive in bog environments and in the fall turn a beautiful yellow colour before their needle like leaves fall off for the winter. 

This trip is a two kilometre loop and well worth the hour or so of exploring. It’s an amazing trek to go from forest to the thinning out into the bog area that surrounds a lake, then back into being surrounded by huge pines.   

Paddle Boarding on Waskesiu Lake

Our first morning in Prince Albert National Park was the PERFECT time to hit the water and try paddle boarding, there wasn’t a breath of wind and the water was like glass. The Grey Owl Centre in the townsite of Waskesiu Lake rents them out, so we swung by, picked up our boards and made the short jaunt to the beach. 

I was sure I was going to struggle with this sport, since I’d never done it before and I have terrible balance; I even brought a change of clothes just in case.  Luckily though, the short time we were on the water, neither of us took a spill. It was a great way to start an action packed day.  

~Carla

New to Prince Albert National Park

New to Prince Albert National Park are 10 oTENTiks. What is an oTENTik you ask? Well, they are a mix between a tent and an a-frame cabin with raised beds and comfortable mattresses, enough for up to six people. Each oTENTik has a propane heater which makes them a cozy place to stay if you want to go fall camping.  

It’s an easy and stress free way to get your camping fix in the beautiful setting of Beaver Glen campground, which is just a hop, skip and a jump from the town of Waskesiu Lake.  

For more information on things to see and do in the area, visit the Waskesiu Wilderness Region’s website: http://waskesiuwildernessregion.com.