Why Prince Albert National Park is A Jewel in The Wild
It wasn't long into my visit to Prince Albert National Park before I discovered what I loved most. Though, it wasn't something singular. It came with a mix of some of the best wildlife sightings in unexpected spots (read on), the remoteness (no big nearby towns) and spectacular beauty (this is lake country). The park is located about 2.5 hours north of Saskatoon, an area where the landscape is flat and open—it's the plains—but still manages to surprise. For instance, seemingly out of nowhere, as you get closer to Prince Albert National Park, leafy trees come into focus and you enter a boreal forest. The towering white and black spruce, jack pine and aspen trees are only the beginning. The park is also dotted with lakes of all sizes. The largest are Crean Lake, Kingsmere Lake and Waskesiu Lake. Best of all, there are plenty of chances to spot wildlife, here, including bears, moose, fox, bison, otters, elk and dear. The park is also home to nearly 200 species of birds, so don't forget to look up. In this video, we show you 4 experiences you don't want to miss, including learning to fish, hiking, water sports and an evening cruise.