Prince Albert

Prince Albert

Saddle up your horse and head out near the plains bison herds with a local ranch guide at Prince Albert National Park. Seeing the Northern Lights for the first time is something you'll never forget. Journey to "Beaver Lodge", the replica cabin of Grey Owl, internationally renowned conservationist and author, or set off to "shoot" some wildlife with your camera.

Activities

Horseback Riding

Have you ever seen a herd of bison roaming freely on the range? If not, it's an adventure you'll really enjoy. And a great way to see it is on horseback. Guided by a local ranch guide, you can ride near the herd.

If you don't have your own horse, outfitters can provide whatever you'll need. And the bison probably won't be the only wildlife you'll see. The park is home to a huge variety of animals and birds.

How much time will I need?

  • A few hours, depending on how long you wish to ride.

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • Make sure to wear proper clothing and footwear. Bringing some snacks and water would also be a good idea. The guided outfitter will provide everything else you need. If you are not going through a guided outfitter you must bring your own horse and all the necessary equipment.

Is this activity free?

  • No, you must pay a third party guided outfitter. But, if you have your own horse and just want to ride on the designated trails, you can do that for free.

When's the best time to do this?

  • Mid-May to early September

Watch the Northern Lights

It's fun to stay up late to watch Mother Nature's fantastic light show. Take a walk along the 2 km Mud Creek nature trail to a terrific location for watching the Northern Lights. When they are active, the colours shimmer and dance in the night sky like liquid rainbows. You won't believe your eyes!

How much time will I need?

  • Up to 1 hour, depending on how long they last or you wish to watch

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • No special equipment is needed for this activity.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes

When's the best time to do this?

  • Nighttime from mid-May to early September

Journey to "Beaver Lodge", the Replica of Grey Owl's Cabin

Grey Owl was an Englishman who pretended to be an Indian and lived in the wilderness. For many years, Archie Belaney posed as Grey Owl and lectured all over the world about the importance of preserving our natural world. That was many years ago and his cabin, "Beaver Lodge", is still in Prince Albert National Park.

Grey Owl shared his cabin with the beavers and wrote many stories about nature there. It is a long 20 km trek to visit the actual cabin site, but you can see a replica of it and learn all about Grey Owl in the Friends of the Park Building at Waskesiu. Grey Owl led a fascinating life and left an important legacy of conservation.

How much time will I need?

  • About 30 minutes

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • No special equipment is needed.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes

When's the best time to do this?

  • Late May to early September

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