Prince Albert National Park

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Prince Albert National Park encompasses 3874 km2 in central Saskatchewan, Canada and is located 200 km north of Saskatoon.wikipedia
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Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

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Although named for the city, the park's main entrance is actually 80 km (50 mi) north of Prince Albert via Highways 2 and 263 which enters the park at its southeast corner.
Prince Albert National Park is located 51 km north of the city and contains a huge wealth of lakes, forest, and wildlife.

Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan

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Two additional secondary highways enter the park, No. 264, which branches off Hwy. 2 just east of the Waskesiu townsite, and No. 240, which enters the park from the south and links with 263 just outside the entry fee-collection gates.
Waskesiu Lake, also referred to as Waskesiu, is a hamlet in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Waskesiu Lake

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The hamlet Waskesiu Lake is the only settlement within the park, located on the southern shore of the same-named lake.
Waskesiu Lake is a lake located roughly in the centre of Prince Albert National Park.

Grasslands National Park

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Until the establishment of Grasslands National Park in the 1980s, this was the province's only national park.
Prior to this the province's only national park was Prince Albert National Park.

Ajawaan Lake

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The park also contains the cabin of naturalist and conservationist Grey Owl, on Ajawaan Lake.
Ajawaan Lake is a lake in the northern boreal forest portion of Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, 700 metres from the north end of Kingsmere Lake via a wide portage trail.

Saskatchewan Highway 263

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Although named for the city, the park's main entrance is actually 80 km (50 mi) north of Prince Albert via Highways 2 and 263 which enters the park at its southeast corner.
It runs from Highway 2 to Highway 264 in the Prince Albert National Park at Waskesiu Lake.

Plains bison

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The aspen forest/meadow mosaic in the southwest corner of the park is particularly unique as it sustains a growing herd of more than 400 plains bison, the only free-ranging herd in its original range in Canada that has a full array of native predators, including timber wolves.
In 1969, Plains bison from Elk Island National Park were released into Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan, creating the Sturgeon River bison herd.

Grey Owl

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The park also contains the cabin of naturalist and conservationist Grey Owl, on Ajawaan Lake.
The Parks Branch suggested Prince Albert National Park, situated 450 miles north-west of Riding Mountain National Park.

Saskatchewan Highway 264

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Two additional secondary highways enter the park, No. 264, which branches off Hwy. 2 just east of the Waskesiu townsite, and No. 240, which enters the park from the south and links with 263 just outside the entry fee-collection gates.
It runs from Highway 2 to Highway 263 in the Prince Albert National Park at Waskesiu Lake.

Saskatchewan Highway 2

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Although named for the city, the park's main entrance is actually 80 km (50 mi) north of Prince Albert via Highways 2 and 263 which enters the park at its southeast corner.
Highway 263 provides access to the Prince Albert National Park.

Saskatchewan Highway 240

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Two additional secondary highways enter the park, No. 264, which branches off Hwy. 2 just east of the Waskesiu townsite, and No. 240, which enters the park from the south and links with 263 just outside the entry fee-collection gates.
The road runs from Saskatchewan Highway 55 in the Rural Municipality of Shellbrook No. 493 to Highway 263 in Prince Albert National Park.

Lavallee Lake, Saskatchewan

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One of Canada's largest white pelican colonies nests in an area closed to public use on Lavallee Lake in the northwest corner of the park, and pelicans, loons, mergansers, ospreys and bald eagles are common in summer.
It is in an access-controlled area at the northern boundary of Prince Albert National Park.

National Parks Project

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The park was the subject of a short film in 2011's National Parks Project, directed by Stéphane Lafleur and scored by Andre Ethier, Mathieu Charbonneau and Rebecca Foon.

Saskatchewan

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Prince Albert National Park encompasses 3874 km2 in central Saskatchewan, Canada and is located 200 km north of Saskatoon.

Saskatoon

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Prince Albert National Park encompasses 3874 km2 in central Saskatchewan, Canada and is located 200 km north of Saskatoon.

Prime Minister of Canada

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Though declared a national park March 24, 1927, it had its official opening ceremonies on August 10, 1928 performed by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

William Lyon Mackenzie King

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Though declared a national park March 24, 1927, it had its official opening ceremonies on August 10, 1928 performed by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Natural history

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The park also contains the cabin of naturalist and conservationist Grey Owl, on Ajawaan Lake.

Conservation movement

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The park also contains the cabin of naturalist and conservationist Grey Owl, on Ajawaan Lake.

Taiga

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Prince Albert National Park represents the southern boreal forest region of Canada.

Drainage divide

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It is a rolling, mostly forested landscape that takes in the drainage divide between the North Saskatchewan and Churchill Rivers.

North Saskatchewan River

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It is a rolling, mostly forested landscape that takes in the drainage divide between the North Saskatchewan and Churchill Rivers.

Churchill River (Hudson Bay)

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It is a rolling, mostly forested landscape that takes in the drainage divide between the North Saskatchewan and Churchill Rivers.