Contributed by patourism, an ePodunk user.
March 2, 2007
Pluses: Prince Albert in Cree is 'Kistipa- nanihk' which means "The Great Meeting Place". Situated on the banks of the ancient waterways of the North Saskatchewan river systems, we have a rich heritage: 10,000 years of First Nations History; the development of a Multi Cultural community that honors and shares culture in events and celebrations; Fur Trade History; North West Rebellion History; Pioneer History; (5 National Historic Sites, 1 World Heritage Site in the area); 90,000 Lakes with Parks, Mixed and Boreal Forests, fast and gentle rivers, and attractions in abundance. Prince Albert is an Adventure Destination; if you seek high adventure, or leisure adventure, or cultural adventure, explore these landscapes and people for a 'real' as in authentic experience of the REAL CANADA!
Minuses: Must book air travel in advance in order to connect from International Airports to link with the daily flights to Prince Albert Airport. This can easily be settled by arranging yourself or having a travel agent set up. Resort booking, Camping and RV Camping need advance summer booking, however,most dates outside of July and August are good, and some parks and all resorts are open year round.
A good place to... Golf: (13 courses, some championship courses, in the district)
Pow Wow:- We are a significantly important location along the North West and Plains Pow Wow Trail with dozens of Regional and International powwows held during the summer and Fall - open to the public along with several other First Nation and Aboriginal Culture Events (Batoche Days, Fur Trade Days, Metis Fall Festival, Aboriginal Music & Arts Festival, Thanksgiving International Pow Wow, etc).
Action Adventure: - Voyageur Canoe Quest (67 mapped canoe adventures) - National Park, Provincial and Regional Park Canoe Journeys - Biking - Hiking - Wildlife Photography - Cross Country Skiing (thousands of trails) - Snowmobiling - Snow Boarding and lit Sledding Hills in cities 1200 acre nature park - picnic - river rowing and rafting - Fly Fishing - Fishing, Eco tours everywhere - Kayak - winter camping - Sled dog tours or go for Extreme Challenge and experience the Canadian Challenge International Sled Dog races.... more...
For more on Prince Albert and the Greater Prince Albert District explore the official website for Prince Albert tourism information at: www.patourism.ca