Grey Owl’s conservation movements and stories drew popularity internationally. He was one of the best-known Canadian authors of his day, and wrote three best selling books.
The passion of wilderness protection and philosophy documented in his writings led Grey Owl on a journey to be hired as Prince Albert National Park’s first conservationist.
The cabin he built in the 1930s still stands in Prince Albert National Park today, which is where he lived to the end of his days. The hike to Grey Owl’s Cabin has established itself as a prominent trail and tourist attraction in Saskatchewan. The trip to Grey Owl’s cabin is much more than a hike. It is a way to experience Grey Owl’s message of conservation through a connection with nature. To this day, Grey Owl’s philosophy and vision for sustainability lives strong through the Waskesiu community, and the Grey Owl Center.