Prince Albert National Park
Prince Albert National Park Nature Centre
Immerse yourself in beauty of nature and the richness of culture at the Nature Centre in Waskesiu, where engaging exhibits await your exploration. The Prince Albert National Park Nature Centre, is a welcoming space designed to ensure everyone can enjoy its wonders. Our staffed facility offers family-oriented interpretive exhibits, providing a mesmerizing experience for all visitors.
- Interactive elements: Some exhibits are designed for crawling or climbing, adding an extra layer of engagement.
- Diverse exhibits: Explore touch displays, audio recordings, and short videos with closed captioning, ensuring an immersive experience for all.
- Comfortable seating: Numerous seating options are provided throughout the center, offering places to rest and absorb the exhibits.
- Accessible washroom: A single-user accessible washroom is conveniently located near the back of the facility.
- Convenient parking: Designated parking stalls are available across the street from the Nature Centre, with a wheelchair-accessible ramp for easy entry.
Enhancing your experience:
- Optimal timing: For a quieter visit, consider exploring the exhibits in the afternoon on a sunny day.
- Ecological exploration: Dive into the three major ecosystems of Prince Albert National Park – lakes and wetlands, grasslands, and boreal forest – and discover the diverse critters that call these environments home.
- Cultural insights: Learn about the rich Indigenous cultures and history that predate the establishment of the national park.
Location: Situated on Lakeview Drive in Waskesiu, the Nature Centre provides self-guided exhibits. Knowledgeable Parks Canada staff are available to answer questions and suggest trails or lakes for exploration, ensuring you make the most of your time in the park.
Come get reacquainted with the Nature Centre or discover its wonders for the very first time!
Waskesiu Heritage Museum and Friends of the Park bookstore
Sharing space in the historic warden’s headquarters building is the Waskesiu Heritage Museum and the Friends of Prince Albert National Park book store.
Waskesiu Heritage Museum
The Waskesiu Heritage Museum shares the history of the park and Town of Waskesiu since Prince Albert National Park was officially opened in 1928. Outdoor exhibits at the museum feature a canvas roof shack tent, a fire tower cupola and a railcar portage. Interior exhibits highlight generations of life in the park, including boating, fishing, golfing, dancing and more!
The Friends of Prince Albert National Park bookstore
Along with new and used books, crafts and art that highlight the natural and cultural heritage of the park, you will find a replica of Grey Owl’s cabin, also known as Beaver Lodge. A room was designed using interior photographs of Beaver Lodge taken when Grey Owl was living in the cabin at Ajawaan Lake and offers a rare glimpse into the life of one of Canada’s earliest environmentalists.
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