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Prince Albert has Plenty of Excellent Saskatchewan Camping Opportunities to Offer!
Prince Albert National Park is located in central Saskatchewan and was established in 1927. Covering more than 1400 square miles, the park protects boreal forest, lakes, gently rolling hills and the only fully protected white pelican nesting colony in all of Canada. Thirty percent of the park is made up of water, including large likes like Kingsmere Lake and Crean Lake to small marshes, bogs and creeks that dot the land. Lynx, timber wolves, elk, moose, black bears and woodland caribou are just some of the animals that can be found in the park. Hundreds of birds can also be found throughout the park, including the second largest colony of white pelicans in Canada. This beautiful park is a terrific Saskatchewan camping opportunity for visitors of all kinds.
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The climate in Prince Albert National Park is cool and continental and has long, cold winters and warms summers. Temperatures vary between days and nights. July and August are the warmest months, but mid May through mid September are nice and warm as well. The first snow fall tends to occur in early October, but persistent snow cover doesn’t happen until December. Snow persists until late March and by April, temperatures begin to increase. A daily entrance fee is charged to be in the park and it costs CA$7.80 for adults, $6.80 for seniors, $3.90 for children and $19.60 for a family which is up to seven people traveling in one vehicle. An annual pass costs $39.20 for adults, $34.30 for seniors, $15.70 for children and $78.50 for a family. The park is open year round, making it a terrific Saskatchewan camping destination any time of the year.
Prince Albert National Park has a lot to offer including scenic drives, amazing hiking opportunities, wonderful swimming spots, chances for wildlife viewing, excellent bird watching, and winter activities including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Kingsmere Road takes you along the northern shore of Waskesiu Lake taking you through forests and past sandy beaches. Highway #263 provides an excellent example of what the park has to offer moving between boreal forest and aspen parkland. Hiking through the park is generally over gently rolling hills through forests or along lakes. June through September, the water in the lakes and creeks becomes warm enough for swimming, making a day at the beach one of the most popular summer activities. Winter weather makes for wonderful cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. With so much to do year round, Prince Albert National Park is a great Saskatchewan camping spot.
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