"One can not beat the scenery of magical Waskesiu covered in winter's white coat."
The opportunities to explore and play are limitless. Waskesiu has something for everyone. When the snow flies, Waskesiu's trails are turned into some of the best runs that can be found anywhere. And one can not beat the scenery of magical Waskesiu covered in winter's white coat.
Create your own trail across the snow cover! Whether you venture out for a few hours or choose to go for a back-country camping adventure, snowshoeing, skiing and hiking provides a great way to exercise and experience the boreal forest winter.
A familiar summer hiking trail will wear a different face in the winter. Since many of the popular trailheads are accessible even during this season, you may wish to explore the winter profile of a popular trail - like Boundary Bog - that you walked in the summer.
Winter angling is usually a game of patience. It affords an opportunity to scan the horizons for circling ravens - often the signpost of a wolf kill. Or perhaps you will catch sight of a wandering river otter "sliding" across the lake surface. A shadow on the distant shore may focus into a bull elk. You are sure to find an original, handmade ice fishing shack right out on the ice at the main beach to add to your Waskesiu ice fishing experience!
Winter camping is whole different "ball of snow". The experience has unique challenges, that go along with special rewards of spending a night - or nights - under a canopy of snow-covered spruce and starspangled skies. Although the park campgrounds are closed in winter, you may camp anywhere in the park that is more than 2 km from public roads and campgrounds. Heated washrooms with running water are available in the Visitor Centre 24 hours a day, in the Waskesiu town site.
Winter is a great time to view wildlife! Check the roadsides for elk, deer, wolf and fox tracks. Scan the frozen lakes for wolves. Over 20 species of birds make Prince Albert National Park their winter home.
Hawood Inn, Lost Creek Resort, and Waskesiu Lake Lodge are open ALL FOUR SEASONS, so make your reservation today!