Accessibility and easier access experiences
Prince Albert National Park
Parks Canada is committed to maximizing accessibility so that as many visitors as possible have the opportunity to enjoy Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. Prince Albert National Park offers a variety of activities, programs and services for people with different interests, abilities and accessibility considerations.
On this page
- Easier and more accessible experiences
- Landscape and seasonality
- How to get around here
- Accessible washrooms
- Adaptive equipment for loan and access features
- Free entry for support persons
- Contact us
Easier and more accessible experiences
Start your trip at the Visitor Centre
The Visitor Center is open year-round and is located in the heart of Waskesiu Lake. Helpful Parks Canada staff members can provide you with up-to-date information on events, programs, and much more!
- The Visitor Centre’s entrance closest to the paved parking lot has a wheelchair accessible ramp
- One designated parking stall is located near the wheelchair accessible ramp
- Paved paths connect the Visitor Centre to the Main Beach and the Nature Centre
Family time at the Nature Centre
The Nature Centre is a perfect place for people to learn more about the park's natural and cultural history through family-oriented interpretive exhibits. The building is free to enter and has knowledgeable and friendly staff.
- Access via a ramp
- Some exhibits are designed to crawl into or climb up
- For a quieter experience, visit in the afternoon of a sunny day
Visit our most popular beach in the heart of Waskesiu
A trip to Prince Albert National Park is not complete without a visit to the spectacular Main Beach!
- Accessible drop off zone located across from the Visitor Centre, near the playground
- The area is relatively flat, with some paved paths, grass area, and sand
Hike the park
Prince Albert National Park offers trails on a variety of terrain, from boardwalk and well-maintained gravel-surfaced paths to single track, natural trail tread.
- Trail difficulty level varies from easy to moderate
- Check out trails on Google Street View before your visit to get a feel for the trail difficulty, and locate infrastructures
Landscape and seasonality
Prince Albert National Park is located in a forest environment and is generally snow-free from May to October.
Contact the Visitor Centre in fall, winter and spring to find out what areas are cleared of snow.
How to get around here
Prince Albert National Park is very busy during the summer months. It's essential to plan ahead before visiting.
Townsite of Waskesiu:
- Visitor Centre: wheelchair accessible ramp to building with one accessible washroom that includes baby changing area, and is non-gendered,
- Main beach: two accessible private washrooms with accessible showers, baby changing area, and is non-gendered, and two gendered communal washrooms with accessible toilet stalls, showers and sinks.
- Nature Centre: wheelchair accessible ramp to building with one gender neutral accessible washroom
Located on Highway #264 (Kingsmere Road):
- Pointview day use area: accessible pit toilet
- Main marina: accessible washroom building
- Hanging Heart Lakes marina: accessible pit toilet
- Birch Bay day use area: accessible pit toilet
- Kingsmere day use area: accessible pit toilet
Located on the Narrows Road:
- South Bay day use area: accessible pit toilet
- Trippes Beach: accessible pit toilet
- Paignton Beach: accessible pit toilet
Located on Highway #263 (scenic route):
- Namekus Lake Campground: accessible pit toilet
Adaptive equipment for loan and access features
At Prince Albert National Park the following equipment is available for loan for free from May long weekend to the end of September.
Universal beach access mat
A universal beach mat is a roll-out pathway designed to provide easier access over soft surfaces.
- Located in front of the main beach washroom building
- May long weekend to the end of September
Floating beach wheelchair
Buoyant wheelchair that floats and is for use on sand and soft surfaces.
- Reserve a floating beach wheelchair by calling the Visitor Centre at 306-663-4524 or emailing email@example.com
- Requires assistance to propel the device
We are happy to provide information and assistance as you plan your trip as well as during your visit.
- Phone: 1-306-663-4522
- Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teletypewriter (TTY) service (Parks Canada national information toll-free line): 1-866-787-6221
Free entry for support persons
Parks Canada offers free admission and access to programs for support persons travelling with a visitor who has a disability and depends on the support person to travel and experience a Parks Canada destination.
Support people may be family members, friends or aides from an external organization.
Many people with disabilities are independent and may make use of assistance from travelling companions but are not dependent upon it, in which case regular fees are applied.
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