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Heritage Moments

History greets you at every turn in Waskesiu.  

Around the townsite you will encounter signs marking heritage buildings and places of interest from the past.  Use the links below the map to connect to archival photos, historical facts, and entertaining stories connected to each place.   


Take a moment to look back...

Prince Albert National Park was officially opened by Prime Minister Mackenzie King on August 10, 1928.  Development of the Park continued under the capable direction of the first Superintendent J. A. Wood.  Much of the infrastructure, recreation, boundaries, roadways, and  many of the log heritage buildings were created during the Depression years.  Relief workers by the hundreds worked for many years in the Park.  While holidaying in the townsite, you will encounter and enjoy the results of their work.  

Archival photos in this project property of Parks Canada, Prince Albert National Park and used with permission.

Sources used extensively in preparing this site:  

- Waskesiu Memories Volumes I - III edited by Dorell Taylor 

- Saskatchewan's Playground A history of Prince Albert National Park by Bill Waiser, Fifth House Publishers, Saskatoon, SK, 1989.