This depends on what type of experience you are looking for; summers are gorgeous in the national park, although they can be busy. Winters in Waskesiu are very quiet, however, little compares to the blissful calm of northern Saskatchewan at this time of the year.
Spring: As Spring arrives, so do the visitors to Prince Albert National Park. During the weekends in late April to May there are visitors in the park, however it can still be slow during the week. By May long weekend there is significantly more tourism in the park. The weather at this time can range from 0 to +20 degrees celsius. If you’re looking for a quiet adventure getaway, this may be a great time to visit as there may be more availability and cheaper rates in the townsite.
Summer: From the end of May until early September Waskesiu is lively. The weather over the summer ranges from 10 to 25 degrees celsius and there are many options to get you and your family active and engaged outdoors in the park. Booking in advance may be a wise option as there are a lot of eager visitors to the park during this time.
Fall: Fall in Prince Albert National park is gorgeous, although the townsite of Waskesiu slows down by early September due to kids going back to school. The leaves turn, leaving a lovely mosaic of colour on the trees, weather becomes more mild falling to minus 5 and up to 15 degrees celsius.
Winter: As winter hits, be prepared to cozy up by the fire with a good book or an artistic project. This time of the year can be quite slow in Waskesiu and area, although if you are looking for a peaceful getaway, this may be the time to visit. Over Christmas break some areas pick up, especially Elk Ridge resort, and there are several fun options to get outside cross country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding.