Lac La Ronge Provincial Park excites body, mind and spirit with an invigorating blend of majestic beauty, colourful history and top-notch recreational opportunities.
Set just inside the rugged Canadian Shield about two and a half hours north of Prince Albert, Lac La Ronge Provincial Park is situated in the heart of the storied Churchill River system, where singing voyageurs once transported furs to Hudson’s Bay.
Canoeing remains a popular activity here today. There are more than 30 documented canoe routes in the park and outfitters serve a clientele drawn to the region by its international reputation as a wilderness canoeing paradise. Many of these designated journeys follow old fur trade routes.
Angling is one of the most common pursuits in these clear and bountiful waters. Northern pike, walleye and lake trout are among the most popular species, however, rainbow trout is stocked in three lakes. For many, the thought of a northern Saskatchewan shore lunch, prepared with freshly caught fish cooked over an open fire, is enough to make the mouth water.
Wildlife commonly seen includes black bear, beaver, muskrat, bald eagle, osprey, common loon, white pelican, cormorant and numerous small birds (a bird checklist is available). If you’re fortunate, you may spot a great blue heron, moose, river otter, or perhaps even a wolf, lynx or fisher. Don’t forget to check the night sky for the often-awesome displays of northern lights.
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