Public Health Measures - Prince Albert National Park Update December 18:

As we begin the holiday season, we take a moment to reiterate the recent provincial public health measures that took effect December 17, 2020 and the impact on the visitor experience in Prince Albert National Park.

Private, indoor gatherings - are limited to immediate household members only. This means that occupancy in enclosed kitchen shelters is limited to only one immediate household at a time. Visitors are welcome to enjoy these facilities and are encouraged to be mindful of others who may be waiting to use them.

People may meet and greet outdoors with up to 10 people only, provided physical distancing between households can be maintained.

As per the Government of Saskatchewan website, “We can still celebrate the holiday season. After a difficult year, it’s more important than ever to connect with loved ones but it must be done at a safe distance or virtually. Share time with friends and family but keep everyone safe.” - Saskatchewan Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab

For more information on the recent public health measures (December 17), or to see the Public Health Order, visit Please stay safe and have a restful break!

Camping - Parks Canada Update as of November 25:

Parks Canada camping reservations for the 2021 season will begin in April rather than January. More details on reservation launch dates can be found at Parks Canada's reservation service web page

For additional information, see Parks Canada'sCoronavirus (COVID_19) web page.

Prince Albert National Park Update as of September 21:

We should all be proud that we made it through July and August without any cases of COVID-19 reported in the Waskesiu area. The measures you have taken in your businesses and as individuals are making a difference!

Since September 1, however, the provincial health authority issued two alerts for the Waskesiu Lake area. The most recent alert was yesterday and includes potential exposure at several businesses in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, and Waskesiu Lake. An individual who tested positive for Covid-19 spent 24 hours at Waskesiu Lake between Thursday and Friday of last week. With the number of cases increasing across the country, this is a stark reminder that we are not exempt in Prince Albert National Park. I would like to remind everyone of the importance of taking every precaution to protect your health and safety and of those around you.

 For information, visit the
Government of Saskatchewan COVID-19 website.

Prince Albert National Park camping update as of June 29:

  • Red Deer & Beaver Glen campgrounds are available to visitors with existing reservations
  • Unoccupied campsites in Red Deer & Beaver Glen are available to visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Reservations for Red Deer and Beaver Glen campgrounds resume at 8:00 am July 8
  • Make reservations by visiting the Parks Canada Reservation Service or call 1-877-737-3783
  • Sandy Lake, Namekus Lake and the Narrows campgrounds continue to operate on a first-come, first-serve basis

Here are the latest updates as of June 17 regarding the resumption of many services and facilities in Prince Albert National Park:

Facilities and services opening on June 22 in Prince Albert National Park:

  • Kingsmere Road past the Hanging Heart Lakes turnoff
  • All frontcountry campgrounds
  • Most backcountry campgrounds with the exception of those on Crean Lake opening June 29 (Crean Kitchen, Chipewyan, Big Island and Moose Bay)
  • Visitor Centre, in-person services limited to backcountry registration, fishing permit purchases, and trout tag issue. For all other visitor services contact 1-306-663-4522
  • Waskesiu Bears on the Beach playground
  • All kitchen shelters
  • Viewing towers at Spruce River Highlands and Height of Land
  • All lakes
  • All day-use areas

Facilities in Prince Albert National Park that remain closed:

  • oTENTiks are cancelled for the season
  • All shower facilities
  • Nature Centre
  • Group activities, events and interpretive programs continue to be suspended until further notice
  • Townsite staff continue to monitor telephone and email messages from home. For building permits and licences, and other lease inquiries, please see Waskesiu Townsite Administration

​​For more information on the latest updates regarding Prince Albert National Park and other facilities, visit the links below.

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