4 Fascinating Facts About Prince Albert National Park and Lake Waskesiu

Have you experienced the wonder of Prince Albert National Park and its crown jewel, Lake Waskesiu? Located in Canada’s beautiful southern Boreal forest region, Prince Albert National Park is one of two national parks located in Saskatchewan and represents the province’s varied landscape and offers guests a lush rolling landscape full of greenery and endless areas to explore. 

Lake Waskesiu is one of the region’s premier destinations for recreation and relaxation, offering stunning views and a tranquil atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy. At Kapasiwin Bungalows, we’re proud to help locals and visitors from other provinces explore this beautiful region, and offer comfortable, fully-equipped 2-bedroom cottages that make it easy to get away for the weekend, or for an extended stay!

Below we’ll highlight 4 fun facts about Prince Albert National Park; read on to learn more!

Wild Life Sanctuary

Canada’s national parks are a safe haven for critters of all kinds, and Prince Albert is no exception. The boreal forest region is home to a wide range of wildlife species, including iconic Canadian creatures like bison, elk, and black bears. The protected status of national parks allows animals to roam freely and thrive, and with over 200 bird species recorded within its boundaries, including majestic bald eagles and elusive owls, the park offers endless opportunities for birdwatching and animal enthusiasts to marvel (from afar!) at the many different species that call Prince Albert home. 

Honour Our Connection to History

For those who love to learn and connect with the past,  Prince Albert National Park boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage that dates back thousands of years. As the ancestral home of the Cree and Dene nations (among other Indigenous peoples), the region has multiple archaeological sites, such as the Aboriginal rock paintings at the Sturgeon River Plains Bison Stewards site. Whether you want to educate your little ones or expand your own mind, there are plenty of ways to learn more about Canada’s history here!

Lake Waskesiu

Lake Waskesiu is home to Kapasiwin Bungalows and holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Named from the Cree term “waskesiu,” meaning “red deer”, the lake is a must-visit (and must-stay destination!) for water sports enthusiasts, offering opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery.

Outdoor Lover’s Paradise

 Get ready to explore like never before! With endless hiking trails, a beachfront that’s perfect for morning and evening walks, and plenty of ways to play on the water, Prince Albert National Park and Lake Waskesiu cater to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interests. The park features an extensive network of hiking and biking trails, ranging from easy nature walks to challenging backcountry routes that lead to hidden gems like the Grey Owl Cabin, and the tranquil waters of Lake Waskesiu are ideal for favourite summer activities like canoeing, paddling boarding, and even just tanning in the sun!


Discover Your Perfect Vacation at Lake Waskesiu with Kapasiwin Bungalows

Don’t miss your chance to experience the beauty of Prince Albert National Park like never before. Located just minutes from the Town of Waskesiu, Kapasiwin Bungalows offers gorgeous cottages for visitors to enjoy all year long. Contact us today to learn more!