DISCOVER Prince Albert
2019-20 Official Tourism Guide
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Events & Entertainment
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Welcome to Prince Albert Nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Prince Albert is a beautiful community built on the culture and traditions of Indigenous people. The Prince Albert area has been a gathering place and centre for trade and commerce for thousands of years. It is referred to as Kistahpinanihk, the Cree name for meeting place. We invite you to celebrate and discover the diversity of our community through the areaâ€™s history, arts and events.
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Explore the budding local culinary scene, take a trip back in time on an historical downtown walking tour or enjoy the natural beauty of our many parks and trails. Whether you spend a few hours, days or weeks in our city, the opportunities are endless and Prince Albert will prove to be worth the stay. It is with honour and respect that we acknowledge the community of Prince Albert is located on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional territory of Cree Peoples and the homeland of the MĂŠtis Nation. The history and culture of the First Peoples of this area continue to influence and enrich our community.
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We are proud to welcome you to Prince Albert and hope you enjoy your time in our vibrant community. Photo by All My Relations
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The John and Olive Diefenbaker House was the residence of former Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker from 1947-1957. Diefenbaker served as a Member of Parliament for Prince Albert for several years and as Prime Minister from 1957-1963. On January 12, 2018, Diefenbaker House was designated a National Historic Site. It joins Keyhole Castle and the Arts Centre as National Historic Sites in Prince Albert. Diefenbaker house was built in 1912 and donated to the City of Prince Albert by John and Olive Diefenbaker in 1975 to be converted into a museum. It opened to the public in 1983 and is operated by the Prince Albert Historical Society. The museum is furnished with Diefenbaker’s personal articles and houses artifacts, documents, and photographs of Canada’s thirteenth Prime Minister. Let tour guides tell you John Diefenbaker’s story and lead you on a tour of his house! May 21-August 30, 2019 Daily 9am-5pm September-May By Appointment Call 306-764-2992
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Museums PRINCE ALBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
First established in 1886, the Prince Albert Historical Society is one of the oldest historical societies in Western Canada. The Society made its home in the original fire hall at 10 River Street East beginning in 1977. Today over 15,000 photographs, 300,000 negatives, and 15,000 documents are kept there. These records are a significant source of information on Prince Albert, the surrounding region, and all of Canada. *Museums are open daily May 21 to August 30, 2019
*JOHN & OLIVE DIEFENBAKER MUSEUM
Built in 1912, this was the home of John Diefenbaker (1947-1957), Canada’s 13th Prime Minister. In 2018, it was designated a National Historic Site. 246 19th Street West 1.306.953.4863
A community museum, housed in the City’s 1912 firehall, celebrates Prince Albert’s rich cultural heritage. Off-season hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm. 10 River Street East 1.306.764.2992
*ROTARY MUSEUM OF POLICE & CORRECTIONS
Contains artifacts from the North-West Mounted Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Prince Albert City Police, the Saskatchewan Penitentiary, the Saskatchewan Provincial Police and the Provincial Correctional Centre. 3700 2nd Avenue West 1.306.922.3313
*EVOLUTION OF EDUCATION MUSEUM
This is the original Claytonville one-room rural school house and includes an exhibit of early classroom artifacts. 3700 2nd Avenue West 1.306.763.3506
VINTAGE POWER MACHINES
An open-air museum which is home to a number of historic buildings and a static display of old farm machinery. Open seasonally. 12 km Southwest of Prince Albert on Hwy 11 Corner of West Central Road and Hwy 11 1.306.960.8168
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Prince Albert is full of history. Visit some of our city's historical sites to immerse yourself in how Prince Albert came to be and what continues to define the city.
Canadian Northern Railway Swing Bridge, completed in 1909 (west of
Diefenbaker bridge at river front) was originally a joint railway and road bridge. The traffic lanes were used until 1960 when the Diefenbaker Bridge opened. The unique centre swing span permitted steamboats to pass through and was in use until 1918. Until the railway bridge was built, cable ferries were used to cross the river. Immigration Hall
Immigration Hall, built in
1929 and designated a Provincial Heritage Property in 2018, is located at the corner of 15th Street East and 1st Avenue East. It was built in 1929 and provided temporary accommodations for new immigrants during the settlement boom of the early 20th century.
La Colle Falls on the North Saskatchewan River is a partially completed
remnant of the attempt to attract business to the area by bringing cheap hydro electric power to Prince Albert in 1909-14. The construction project was initiated during the boom of the early 19th century but abandoned during the economic crash of the next decade. Site is inaccessible in bad weather.
Prince Albert Armoury is a
Medieval Revival Style building built in 1915 by the Federal Government. It is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building located on the city's exhibition grounds.
Prince Albert Arts Centre, a
National Historic Site on Central Avenue at 10th Street, was built during the settlement boom in 1893 as a town hall and opera house. Famous Canadian poet and recitalist Pauline Johnson graced the stage on a number of occasions.
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Points of Interest River Front Cairn on River Street
at Central Avenue was erected by the Prince Albert Historical Society in 1922 to recognize the Nisbet party’s arrival in 1866.
St. Mary’s Anglican Church and Cemetery, a municipal heritage property, located 1.5 km west of the city was built in 1875. The cemetery is the final resting place for many early settlers.
Octagonal Building, a Municipal
St. Mary's Anglican Church Octagonal Building
Heritage Property built in 1905, is located on the grounds of the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre. Polygon buildings were occasionally built on fair grounds in Canada. A twostorey one, however, makes it very unique. The Ladies' Section of the Lorne Agricultural Society initiated its construction for displaying their produce, needlework, baking and horticultural goods. It is the only surviving building of its type in the province.
Steamboats were a common sight on the North Saskatchewan River from the
1870s to 1918. The flat bottomed paddlewheelers were used to transport goods and passengers before railways were built between Grand Rapids, Manitoba, and Fort Edmonton. For more information, visit the Prince Albert Historical Museum at 10 River Street East.
The York Boat at 2nd Avenue and Marquis Road is a replica of a Hudson’s
Bay Company freight carrier that could be poled over shallow water, used with a square sail and stand up to rough conditions. In the 1880s they were replaced by steamships on the larger rivers and lakes.
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Downtown Prince Albert is a hub where culture, history and business meet. Home to over 300 businesses, it offers a distinctive feel with shopping, dining, attractions and service businesses. Carolyn Carleton, Executive Director of the Prince Albert Downtown Improvement District (PADBID), sees the downtown as a community full of experiences, “It’s a destination and meeting place. You can find unique shops with local goods, great customer service and a personalized feel in the shops downtown.” PADBID was established in 2004 to create a vibrant and prosperous downtown district. Today, Carleton is working to build on downtown events and experiences to continue this vision. “We’re creating things for people to do. Come out and enjoy them, explore downtown,” she encourages. She is optimistic about the recent growth of events in the downtown as well as recent announcements that may reshape its core and image. UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN OPENING DOWNTOWN CAMPUS The University of Saskatchewan announced in March 2018 that they will be opening a campus in downtown Prince Albert in the fall of 2020.
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The campus will offer classes in a variety of specialties including Dentistry, Nursing, Arts & Science and more. The campus will bring together students already studying in the city at other locations and will allow the U of S to grow its offerings in Prince Albert. The recent announcement has created excitement and potential for downtown. According to Carleton, more businesses are looking to open downtown due to the number of students expected at the campus. There has also been a renewed interest in creating livable spaces for working professionals and students. She also anticipates the campus and influx of students will change the vibe of downtown; with added foot traffic day and night, it will help create an inviting environment and sense of community. Forest Centre, Future home of the U of S Campus Photo by Linda Carter
CENTRAL AVENUE REDESIGN The City of Prince Albert has also started working on a Central Avenue redesign. Residents were presented four streetscape options in a 2018 public feedback survey by the City, for a redesign of the downtown corridor. Of the options presented, the most popular features angled parking on one side of the street, one lane of traffic and wider sidewalks for pedestrians, patios and events. Carleton anticipates that the redesign will invite people to come downtown, â€œit creates more of a community feel, an environment to walk around and explore,â€? she adds. The downtown will still be accessible and welcoming during construction, as work will be done in stages. This will be the first major update to Central Avenue since the early 1980s. Although it will likely be a few more years before the makeover gets underway due to planning and budget processes, the announcement offers optimism and excitement for a newer, more modern and inviting space to shop, dine, work and play.
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The downtown core offers a wide variety of places to dine, shop and explore. You can find everything from florists, home décor, cafés & restaurants to doctor’s offices, galleries, clothing shops and more. Experience what Downtown Prince Albert has to offer! TARTAN TABLE – One of the newest downtown establishments, The Tartan Table opened in 2018 by owners Niall and Lana Kerr as an homage to their Scottish roots. You can expect great food including British & Scottish inspired dishes and daily specials, a casual dining environment and exceptional service. The Tartan Table is also a hot nightspot, hosting a variety of events including comedy, music and special events.
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BISON CAFE – A cozy and inviting atmosphere welcome you, along with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and delicious baked goods. Enjoy lunch or a treat before exploring the café and admiring local art in the Red Door Gallery. CALYPSO BAY CLOTHING – Owner Shannyn Galloway and staff offer second to none personalized service to help make your shopping trip a breeze. Open since 2007, Calypso Bay offers on trend, contemporary clothing for women of all ages. The intimate boutique, stylish pieces and customer service make this a “must shop” in Prince Albert. JOHN M. CUELENAERE PUBLIC LIBRARY – The public library has played an important role in the history of the community and was formally established in 1913, over a century ago. Today, the library offers a wealth of programming for all ages including movie nights, book clubs, computer classes, writer’s groups, board game nights and much more. The Grace Campbell Gallery featuring exhibits by local and national artists, is housed in the library. TED MATHESON MEN'S WEAR – This family business, rich in history opened its doors in Prince Albert in 1929, 90 years ago. As one of Saskatchewan’s premier destinations for quality men’s wear, the staff at Ted Matheson Men’s Wear offer an unmatched customer experience and will ensure you leave well dressed.
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GP CARLSON ART GALLERY – Gail Carlson is a recognized Saskatchewan potter specializing in both functional pottery and one-of-a-kind pieces. Her studio and gallery showcase unique ceramic pieces and gift ideas including tea sets, mugs, serving dishes, vases and more.
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STREET FAIR JUNE 15, 2019 from 10am – 6pm This free, fun, family festival features sidewalk sales, bouncy castles, food trucks, a Farmer’s Market, live entertainment, face painting, free entrance to the Historical Museum, cars and much more. Street Fair is one of the fastest growing events in Prince Albert with over 18 000 people attending in 2018. It brings people together and showcases the beautiful downtown core. The event encourages residents and visitors to spend time downtown and explore the many local shops and restaurants. It is an all-ages event with music, food, shopping and activities, spread out over Central Avenue and the Riverbank. SUMMER ON THE SQUARE Every Wednesday morning in July and August, Memorial Square is the place to be. Enjoy local produce, baking and local goods from the Farmer’s Market plus take part in children’s activities, games and crafts. New for 2019, you can expect more activities for all ages and special weekly features.
DOWNTOWN ART WALK The first Thursday of each month from June through September, take part in the Downtown Art Walk. Visit art galleries, shops, and businesses downtown during your self-guided tour. In addition, enjoy activities and live music in Memorial Square, historical tours by horse drawn wagons and for your shopping convenience, participating shops are open late. Stay tuned for other downtown events and experiences including the Urban Art Tour in September, Santa Claus Parade on November 29, Crokicurl this winter and more.
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Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture showcase and celebrate our city's diversity. Prince Albert is a multicultural community with Indigenous roots that are reflected through our events, community commitments and history. The Northern Lights Casino Thanksgiving Powwow, held bi-annually, is a cultural competition Pow Wow featuring dancers and regalia from all over North America. Events like Tapestrama, a festival of food, music and dance are a celebration of diversity. Held at the end of September, Culture Days raises awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement in the arts and culture of Prince Albert. Mann Art Gallery
Our community has a passion for the arts and continues to develop homegrown talent - from world-famous opera tenor Jon Vickers to Juno nominated fiddler and country music singer Donny Parenteau. Immerse yourself in Prince Albertâ€™s arts community through music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literary arts and more. Take in a performance by the Performing Arts Warehouse, Broadway North Theatre Company or Odyssey Productions. Peruse one of the many local art galleries and purchase a uniquely Prince Albert gift created by local artisans.
ON THE AVENUE ARTISAN'S GALLERY
The Gallery exhibits and sells work by more than 50 local artisans. 1101 Central Avenue 1.306.763.1999
PRINCE ALBERT ARTS CENTRE J.M. CUELENAERE LIBRARY & GRACE CAMPBELL ART GALLERY
A dynamic public library with extensive all-age programming, movie nights, and matinees. It also houses the Grace Campbell Art Gallery with rotating exhibits by local and regional artists.
The old Prince Albert Town Hall and Opera House is home to the very active Prince Albert Arts Centre and John V. Hicks Gallery. 1010 Central Avenue 1.306.953.4811 www.citypa.ca
125 12th Street East 1.306.763.8496 www.jmcpl.ca
MANN ART GALLERY
The Mann Art Gallery showcases contemporary art by local, regional, and national artists. 142 12th Street West 1.306.763.7080 www.mannartgallery.ca
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E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts
Rosie & the Riveters E.A. Rawlinson Centre
Where the performing arts meet, the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts offers a chance for self expression through arts and culture. The EA Rawlinson Centre is Prince Albert’s hub for arts and culture activities. The venue is home to the Mann Art Gallery and the John G. and Olive Diefenbaker Theatre and hosts a variety of events including professional shows, community events, art shows, conventions and more, to a tune of over 250 events each year. Cara Stelmaschuk, Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Rawlinson Centre says the venue is a gathering place, “It’s a beautiful facility for special events like festivals, grads, dance recitals, weddings and meetings. It’s a milestone centre for the events of life and the chance to enjoy a show. A place to celebrate arts and culture and accomplishments.” The 600-seat theatre is the only professional theatre in Prince Albert, showcasing everything from plays and performances like Cirque Eloize to comedy and concerts. Well-known acts and up and coming artists frequent the venue. “We host some outstanding acts on the cusp of being regular radio play,” Stelmaschuk says. She encourages people to
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venture out of their comfort zone to discover some of these amazing artists. Recent performers include Kip Moore, Brett Kissel, Jill Barber, George Canyon, Terra Lightfoot, The Trews and Corb Lund. The Rawlinson Centre was recently named 2018 Venue of the Year at the Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards. Stelmaschuk raves about the quality and features of the facility, “It’s a professional theatre with a fly tower, catwalk, beautiful seating and the sound, the sound is amazing. It’s a point of pride to have this calibre of theatre.” Although professional shows are a treat for patrons, community events are a huge part of the centre. Nonprofit groups regularly use the facility to provide audiences with exceptional local entertainment. Enjoy a performance from one of the many youth or adult theatre production companies and dance studios. “Being able to offer this kind of stage for community events is so cool. First time performers, kids, it’s a professional theatre and such an amazing experience for them,” Stelmaschuk remarks.
customer service from the moment a patron walks into the venue, to keeping up with the latest technology and trends such as using ticket scanners, an online interactive seat map to choose seats and an option to print tickets at home. “We want people to have a really good experience not only picking what they’re coming to but buying tickets and we want them to really enjoy themselves when they’re here,” she adds. This spring, patrons can look forward to a full season announcement with anywhere from 20-30 events from September through May; the Rawlinson Centre will announce its 2019-2020 season preview on June 5th, 2019. Moving away from half-year series allows the venue to attract and secure acts more easily. It also creates a better experience for the patron by knowing what events are coming to Prince Albert well in advance. There will also be ticket packages and bundles available with savings for the customer. Build your own season, themed ticket packages and discounts will be offered. According to Stelmaschuk there will be packages and themes for every type of audience such as a series for country fans, family events and cabarets. With the diversity and quality of acts coming through the Rawlinson Centre, there is something for everyone to enjoy. An experience patrons can look forward to is Cabaret shows. “Cabarets are a more intimate experience,” Stelmaschuk explains, “the entire show takes place on stage with the audience and performer in the same space.” Every show has its own unique experience and no two shows are the same, “The audience is what makes the show.” she adds. This makes the patron experience that much more important; Stelmaschuk notes that they’re working hard to continually improve the overall event experience by providing exceptional
She also emphasizes the role and importance of volunteers, “The volunteer company is amazing. We run on volunteers and they’re an incredibly important part of each event.” Volunteers are always welcome, if you’re interested in volunteering, contact the Rawlinson Centre at 1.306.765.1270. The Rawlinson Centre is an amazing venue dedicated to providing access to and showcasing performing arts. Stelmaschuk points out that, “The live performance experience is a must see. Challenge yourself a little bit, you’ll probably find something you like and have a good time.” Sign up for their newsletter for the latest information on shows and presale access.
Exhibitions , Workshops, Artist Talks
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BROADWAY NORTH THEATRE COMPANY
The Broadway North Theatre Company believes arts education is an important theatre opportunity for youth and strive to provide exciting learning opportunities in singing, acting and dancing. Broadway North Youth Company Summer Intensive Theatre Program August 19th to 23rd, 2019 The annual five day youth arts camp at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre Mamma Mia! August 15th to 17th & 22nd to 24th, 2019 Broadway North will be presenting Benny Andersson & BjĂśrn Ulvaeusâ€™ Mamma Mia!, the Smash Hit Musical based on the music of ABBA. Show Details TBA November 29th to 30th & December 6th to 7th
Odyssey Productions has been a non-profit theatre group in Prince Albert since 1991. The theatre company often delivers dinner theatre performances. Tickets available at the Canadian Tire Customer Service desk. Show Details TBA November 28th to 30th, 2019 4 Old Broads at Sea February, 2020
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Local Theatre Production Companies
Spark Theatre is known for its ability to produce new and exciting work that entertains, provokes thought and ignites dialogue for theatre goers. Upcoming Performances Details TBA October 24-26, 2019 March 19-21, 2020
MAD HATTER THEATRE COMPANY
The Mad Hatter Theatre Company celebrates the artistic endeavours and accomplishments of the Carlton Comprehensive High School theatre company.
PRINCE ALBERT COMMUNITY PLAYERS
The Prince Albert Community Players is a non-profit amateur community theatre group which produces two annual shows.
Smoke Screen Productions is a non-profit local community theatre group.
St. Mary High School's Upstage Productions gives students an opportunity to experience all aspects of theatre production. Upstage Productions produces two shows each year.
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Events & Entertainment
The E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts is Prince Albert’s hub for arts and culture. The venue is home to the Mann Art Gallery and Diefenbaker Theatre which hosts over 250 events annually.
Pretty in Punk Festival Photo by All My Relations
The Prince Albert Winter Festival is the longest consecutive running winter festival in Western Canada. Over two weeks in February, it features a variety of indoor activities, outdoor events and shows that will keep you busy The Northern Lights Casino is a throughout the Festival. Voices of the premier entertainment destination. It North, a youth performance showcase, offers something for everyone with 590 celebrated its 25th year as a part of the slot machines, 11 live table games and Winter Festival in 2017. It continues to exciting promotions. Visit the North Star be one of the most popular and integral Restaurant for a delicious bite to eat or events of the festival. enjoy live entertainment in the Starlight Lounge. Whether it’s a performance You can expect tradeshows, agricultural from an A-list entertainer, a tear-jerking showcases, and entertainment from the comedy show or you belting out your Prince Albert Exhibition Association. favourite Karaoke tunes, the Starlight The Association is the oldest operating Lounge never disappoints. Agricultural Society in Saskatchewan, but don't let that fool you, they host a A free, fun, family festival, the wide array of events. Sink your teeth Downtown Street Fair continues to into a spudnut and take a spin on the grow, welcoming over 18 000 guests tilt-a-whirl at the Annual Summer Fair annually who pack Central Avenue and dance the night away at the Prince to take in entertainment, activities, Albert Polka Fest. shopping and food. Don’t miss this allages event on June 15th, 2019. There is never a shortage of events in Prince Albert. Experience a community Coming to Prince Albert from April performance, fundraiser, sporting event, 19-25, 2020 is the Esso Cup. This comedy night or concert right here in championship tournament features Prince Albert. For a full listing of events the top female midget triple A hockey year-round visit our community event teams from across Canada to compete calendar at www.paevents.ca or for the title of Esso Cup Champions. www.princealberttourism.com. The host Prince Albert Northern Bears look to be the first host team to win the championship.
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E.A. RAWLINSON CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
DISTRICT 8 ESCAPE
Escape rooms are live action adventure The E.A. Rawlinson Centre is a 600 seat games where players have a limited amount of time to find clues, complete performing arts centre. puzzles, and open locks to solve a mystery or escape. Prince Albert 142 12th St W, Prince Albert currently has three escape rooms, each 1.306.765.1270 with their own unique room experiences www.earawlinsoncentre.ca and varying difficulty levels. Theatre with 6 screens and party room. Time Limit: 60 minutes Online ticket purchasing is available. Cost: $25/player South Hill Mall, 2995 2nd Avenue West 1.306.922.5970 www.cineplex.com/Theatre/galaxycinemas-prince-albert
1.306.763.0058 5-3041 Sherman Drive www.district8escape.com
NORTHERN LIGHTS CASINO
ESCAPE PRINCE ALBERT
The Northern Lights Casino is a 42,000 sq ft facility. It boasts a casino, lounge and restaurant. 44 Marquis Rd W, Prince Albert 1.306.764.4777 www.northernlightscasino.ca
Plaza 88 offers a variety of rooms for meetings, banquets, weddings, performance events, festivals, charity events, trade shows and much more. 888 Central Avenue, Prince Albert 1.306.763.4438 www.plaza88.ca
Time Limit: 45 minutes Cost: $25/person
1.306.960.2139 Flaman Road, Prince Albert www.escapepa.ca
PA MISSION: ESCAPE Time Limit: 60 minutes Cost: $25/player
1.306.922.2010 86 South Industrial Drive www.pamissionescape.ca
PRINCE ALBERT EXHIBITION ASSOCIATION
The Exhibition Centre has four rooms for tradeshows and banquets plus grandstands, a midway, RV park and more. 815 Exhibition Drive, Prince Albert 1.306.764.1711 www.paexhibition.com
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Pine Needle Mountain Bike & Music Festival
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Mike Horn’s passion for the outdoors and love of Little Red River Park sparked a vision that has developed into an amazing annual event; the Pine Needle Mountain Bike & Music Festival goes June 9th, 2019 and is celebrating it’s ninth year. The growing festival attracts thousands of people to Little Red for a fun day of food, music, activities and mountain biking. “It started as how can we attract more people out to the park to ride mountain bikes,” Horn recalls. He says the festival is a great way to showcase Little Red River Park, “It’s a reason to come out to the park and enjoy it, what better than food, music and kid’s activities and really keep it family friendly.” Attendees can expect a fun-filled day in an amazing setting, “The event is about getting people out there, having a fun day, enjoying the park,” says Horn. Kids will have a blast in the MNP Wilderness Run, bouncy castles and other activities. Local vendors, including Funky Fresh Bistro will be serving up delicious food and drinks so grab a bite to eat, relax in the park and enjoy music from a great lineup of bands. The music aspect of the festival is an area that has really started to grow according to Horn; over the past several years they have featured performers including The Steadies,
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The Wolfe, Bombargo, All Mighty Voice and Jeffrey Straker. BIKE EVENT The 6-Hour Mountain Bike Enduro is the heart and soul of Pine Needle. The event is designed for riders of all skill levels, “We took away some of the challenging aspects of mountain biking and made it a course anyone can ride,” Horn explains. Riders can participate in teams of two or four or as an individual for more of a challenge. According to Horn, riders from other cities continue to support the event and help make it successful, “We had 157 cyclists last year, one of the biggest events in Saskatchewan. We’re trying to grow the teams and grow the support locally. It’s about having fun, enjoying the ride.”
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INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY Not only is the event a way to showcase and attract people to the park but its also a fundraiser. Funds from pledges and the mountain biking portion of the event are donated back to the community. Since its inception in 2011, the festival has raised and donated over $55 000. Funds have gone to various community projects and organizations including the Rotary Trail and KidSport but it became apparent to Horn that investing in the park would benefit all users. “It made sense to start raising money for Little Red, the home of the event and donate money to projects in the park,” he says. Projects have included a retaining wall on the River Trail, the most highly used trail, to maintain its usability, replacing all the firepits in the park and adding a water bottle filling station in the Cosmopolitan Lodge.
Horn has considered lots of ideas and envisioned a long-term plan for the festival, “I like the size now because its manageable but it’s cool to see where it could go.” For now though, he’s happy with where the event is at and says it’s been lots of fun. “We’re raising anywhere between $8 000 to $10 000 a year now, which is pretty good. I want to continue to keep working for the park and advocating for the park.” LITTLE RED RIVER PARK The 1200-acre park, Prince Albert’s largest, invites you to explore and connect with nature. The park features the Cosmopolitan Lodge and a 30 km network of multipurpose trails that wind and cut through an ever-changing boreal landscape. Open year round, park goers have endless opportunities including cycling, hiking, walking, tobogganing, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing and snowboarding. Visitors can also enjoy picnic and barbeque sites, a playground area and the Swinging Bridge, a suspension bridge that crosses over Spruce River.
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MAY Wednesdays & Saturdays Farmer's Market City Hall May 14 George Canyon Hit After Hit Tour E.A. Rawlinson Centre May 15 Hotel California E.A. Rawlinson Centre May 23 Ron James.. FULL THROTTLE E.A. Rawlinson Centre May 26 MS Walk Elk’s Hall May 26-June 2 Tourism Awareness Week Events throughout the city-TBA May 30-31 Clunie-Cooper Memorial PBR Art Hauser Centre May 31- June 2 PAEX Feastival Prince Albert Exhibition
JUNE 1st Thursday (Jun. 6 – Sept. 5) Downtown Art Walk Central Avenue
June 15 join us Downtown for the 16th Annual Street Fair! 10am - 6pm
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June 1-23 Healing Journey John V. Hicks Gallery
June 18 The Stampeders E.A. Rawlinson Centre
June 1-2 P.A. Lady's Northern Golf Tournament Cooke Municipal Golf Course
June 21 National Aboriginal Day Multi-venue
June 3 Louisiana Hayride E.A. Rawlinson Centre June 5 Season Preview E.A. Rawlinson Centre
June 21 Sons of the Pioneers E.A. Rawlinson Centre
JULY Wednesdays in July & August Summer in the Square City Hall Square
June 9 Pine Needle Mountain Bike July 1 & Music Festival Canada Day Celebrations Little Red River Park Kinsmen Park & Riverbank June 9-10 4-H Finished Beef Show Prince Albert Exhibition June 10- August 24 Judy McNaughton: Being Among 20 paintings on terraskin Mann Art Gallery June 10- July 27 Rigmor Clarke Exhibit Retrospective landscape paintings and ceramics Mann Art Gallery June 15 Downtown Street Fair Central Avenue June 15 Summit Run Rotary Trail, River St. E.
July 1 – August 23 Chaos, Flow, Meander John V. Hicks Gallery July 5-6 Chester Fest Par Place, 3km NW of P.A. July 13-14 Vintage Power Machines Threshing Festival 12km South of P.A. July 18 Kidzfest Kinsmen Park July 29 P.A. Ex Summer Parade
Event Calendar October 29 Kiwanis KYLA Art Show E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts
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NOVEMBER November 1-23 Jack Jensen John V. Hicks Gallery November 1-2 Evergreen Artisan Market E.A. Rawlinson Centre
July 30- August 3 PA Ex Summer Fair Exhibition Grounds
September 1-23 IPAC Members’ Show John V. Hicks Gallery
August 10 Northern Light's Casino Klassic Kruizers Car Show Northern Lights Casino Parking Lot
September 6-7 Pretty in Punk Music Festival
August 12- October 24 Axenet’l Tth’al: An Emersive Cultural Engaging Exhibition Mann Art Gallery
November 2-3 Focus on Christmas Trade Show Prince Albert Exhibition November 9-10 Prince Albert Christmas Market Plaza 88 November 14 CHL Canada Russia Series Art Hauser Centre
September 27-29 Culture Days Multi-venue September 28-29 Tapestrama Plaza 88
September 28-29 August 15-17 & 22-24 Mamma Mia! presented by Pumpkin Music Festival Paintball Paradise Broadway North E.A. Rawlinson Centre August 20-21 Prince Albert Senior Northern Golf Tournament Cooke Municipal Golf Course August 23-25 Polka Fest Prince Albert Exhibition
November 29-30 & December 6-7 Broadway North Christmas Show E.A. Rawlinson Centre November 28-30 Odyssey Productions
November 30 Santa Claus Parade
Saturdays Fall & Winter Farmers Market Gateway Mall
Weekends Oct. 11-26 Haunted Corn Maze Paintball Paradise
December-January When the Trees Crackle with Cold John V. Hicks Gallery
October 1-28 Studio 1010 Members Annual Exhibition John V. Hicks Gallery
December 14 Last Minute Market Plaza 88
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Saturdays Fall & Winter Annual Kiwanis Music Farmers Market Festival Gateway Mall Multi-venue
Wolf Back a Beer Mann Art Gallery
FEBRUARY Prince Albert Winter Festival Multi-venue
Focus on Women Trade Show Prince Albert Exhibition
APRIL April 19-25 Esso Cup Art Hauser Centre
4 Old Broads on the seaOdyssey Production Annual High School TBA Juried Art Show Mann Art Gallery Winter Festival Juried Art Show & Sale Cosmo Home & Leisure Mann Art Gallery Show & Sale Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club
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Model Train & Hobby Show Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club
MAY Clunie-Cooper Memorial PBR Art Hauser Centre
Defining happiness through comedy, family & the outdoors Photo by Genelle Amber Studios
In a theatre full of people, Kelly Taylor sat anxiously behind a curtain waiting to take the stage. In Hamilton, Ontario, a long way from his hometown of Prince Albert, Taylor was doing his first show at a theatre. The only comic on the bill, he thought to himself “you’ve made it man, this is it.” Looking back now Taylor laughs, “That was a noon college gig, that was not making it.”
almost full time in his last year of University and barely getting to class but managed to finish school and get his degree.
Taylor started off doing bar shows drinking beer, telling jokes and getting rowdy to connect with the crowd. Always in party mode, he found it hard to transition to corporate events. Different audiences forced Taylor to evolve and write new material. It's not about the Not even a year into comedy, Kelly Taylor was recognition or an ego thing, it's headlining and working about happiness. towards bigger things.
17 years ago, Kelly Taylor started his journey as a comedian and father. A university student at the time, pursuing his Bachelor of Education, Taylor had other visions Everything I love In 2005, with less than for his career. “I always is here. knew I wanted to do three years under his I love PA. comedy. I just didn’t know belt, Taylor placed second how to get into in the Just for Laughs it,” he says. His first Homegrown competition, gig was a corporate function for his which launched his career. “It’s how I mom’s co-workers, a show that’s rarely got my manager. There was interest a comedian’s first. The show went from Universal, Happy Madison and better than expected and led to more Jimmy Kimmel,” he explains. This led to opportunities. At the time, his girlfriend a Canadian college tour where he was and now wife, Karen was pregnant named Canadian College Comedian of with their first child, “I used comedy the Year. as way to get out of the house,” he reveals laughing. He was doing comedy Continued on page 28
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A U.S. college tour soon followed. With an older drinking age in the States, Taylor had to adapt his material, “You were the alternative to drinking. So that year, I started writing a new hour with my big jokes about colouring and jenga.” No stranger to tough crowds, Taylor cringes talking about one of his worst shows. In just 20 minutes, he went through an hour of his best material, “The whole crowd was against me. I was just getting further into this hole,” he says, shaking his head, “I remember thinking ‘Why am I here? Why am I doing this?” The next night, he followed it up with his best college show. Doing over 200 shows a year, comedy has taken Taylor around the world, he hardly imagined it would secure him a permanent gig in his hometown. In 2016, local radio station XFM approached Kelly to co-host their morning show. Used to the unpredictability of the comedy business he had a hard time imagining a full-time job, especially one that required him to be in bed before his kids. After a few meetings, taking the job was a no brainer, “They’re giving me every day off that I need for comedy and telling me if I’m not having fun, quit. How can I say no?” he says. At first, he felt awkward not knowing radio but enjoys not having a script and says the job has been fun. His passion and excitement for comedy is clear, “Comedy has been a holiday for life. It’s the dream job. It feels like you never have to work,” but nothing lights up his face more than talking about his family. “It’s (being a dad) the best! Anything that’s a lot of work, the more you get out of it,” expresses the father of four. Daughter Kade (17) and sons Van (12), Rooke (9) and Tripp (5) complete the Taylor family. Being on the road, away from his family can be tough he explains, “When I have to miss the kid’s stuff, that's when it’s (comedy) work and not fun anymore.” Although their family enjoys travelling and
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Kelly Taylor takes vacations alongside Kelly’s shows, he can’t see them living anywhere but Prince Albert. In a city like Toronto or Vancouver he would have more opportunities and more on his bio, but Taylor says that’s not what’s important to him. “My wife loves to travel; she was up for anything, but I like it here,” he says. Taylor grew up in Prince Albert playing hockey, camping and enjoying the outdoors, things he still appreciates today. When he’s not telling jokes, he’s cross country skiing at Little Red River Park, playing shinny on his backyard rink or backwoods camping in Northern Saskatchewan. He also loves golfing, “Cooke (Municipal Golf Course) is unbelievable, it’s one of the best courses.” Another favourite of his in Prince Albert is Little Red, “There was a fire by Little Red this summer. I was like if Little Red burns, we can move,” he laughs adding, “I live at Little Red. I love it out there.”
At this point in his career he feels accepted in the industry, it wasn’t always that way. “I do a joke about it...people ask where I’m from, I say Saskatchewan and they say, ‘so where do you live now?’” He wasn’t taken seriously for years; people thought if he was good, he would leave, but Taylor put on great shows and proved that where you live doesn’t define your success, “It’s not about the recognition or an ego thing, it’s about happiness. Everything I love is here. I love PA.”
Although he still travels often for gigs, Taylor feels like he’s found his niche in Saskatchewan, where hockey functions are right in his wheel house.
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Esso Cup Prince Albert will host elite female hockey teams from April 19-25, 2020 for the Female Midget Triple A National Championships.
In September 2018, Hockey Canada announced that the 2020 Esso Cup would be hosted in Prince Albert. The Esso Cup is the championship tournament that culminates the female midget triple-A season to determine Canada’s top team. “It’s an elite event and the first time the national championship will be held in our city,” says Robin Wildey, Co-Chair of the 2020 Esso Cup Committee. Expected to be a competitive team, the host Prince Albert Northern Bears will face off against the top teams representing the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, West and Pacific regions. The Bears hope to be the first host team to win the championship and the first Saskatchewan team to win it all since the Weyburn Gold Wings in 2014. After finishing fourth in the SMFAAAHL this past season, the Bears battled hard against the Notre Dame Hounds in the first round of the 2019 playoffs, falling 3-1 in the best of five series. They look to build on their experience and challenge for the championship in 2020. 2020 EVENT, FAN EXPERIENCE On the heels of a wildly successful 2018 World Junior Softball Championship, the Esso Cup committee is looking to build on that success and deliver a memorable experience for fans. “This city puts on fantastic events. We want to continue that run and showcase Prince Albert,” Wildey emphasizes.
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The seven-day event will be played at the Art Hauser Centre from April 19-25, 2020. Spectators will see Canada’s best female Midget teams from each region. With affordable ticket packages, elite on-ice talent and fast-paced action to pre-game festivals, cabarets and community events, the Esso Cup has something for everyone. Full details on ticket packages and individual game tickets will be announced soon and can be found at www.hockeycanada.ca. The Esso Cup plays an important role in growing female hockey and showcasing talent, “It’s a huge event for the female players and a great event for the fans,” Wildey emphasizes. The tournament connects fans with teams for a unique, memorable experience, “Hockey Canada is very interactive with the people in attendance. There’s giveaways, local schools adopt a team, community involvement and a fun atmosphere, we’re really looking forward to it,” he adds. For more details on the 2020 Esso Cup visit www.hockeycanada.ca Follow the Prince Albert Northern Bears’ road to the 2020 Esso Cup on social media and for their full regular season schedule, visit www.sfmaaahl.com
Accommodations Prince Albert has everything to make your stay memorable. Select from nine hotels, three bed and breakfasts, and several motels and RV parks. There are also plenty of options just outside the city for guests to enjoy. You can expect friendly service, a variety of amenities, and great rates.
Hotels BEST WESTERN MARQUIS INN & SUITES
At the Best Western, you know just what to expect â€“ clean, comfortable rooms with all the amenities of home. Amenities: breakfast, dining, lounge, meeting rooms, fitness room, pet friendly 1.306.922.9595 602 36th Street East www.bestwestern.com Rates start at $150
BEST WESTERN PREMIER
Refined and elegant, the Best Western Premier is designed for travelers seeking superior accommodations, exceptional service and first-rate amenities. OPENING JUNE 2019
*All rates are subject to change without notice
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The Comfort Inn is the ideal place for personal, family, and business travel. It is conveniently located minutes away from shopping, entertainment & sports facilities. Amenities: Breakfast, business centre, pet friendly 1.306.763.4466 3863 2nd Ave West www.princealbertcomfortinn.com Rates start at $107
The Coronet is centrally located near many local attractions, offers comfortable accommodations and numerous amenities. Amenities: Dining, lounge, meeting rooms, laundry facility, business centre, fitness room, pet friendly 1.306.764.6441 3551 2nd Avenue West Rates start at $99
The Days Inn is the perfect choice for business and leisure travellers alike. Amenities: Breakfast, meeting room, business centre, waterslide, pool & hot tub 1.306.763.8988 150 34th Street West www.daysinn.ca Rates start at $110
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
The Holiday Inn is a comfortable place to stay while you explore Prince Albert. The Inn is conveniently close to everything the city has to offer. Amenities: Breakfast, meeting rooms, business centre, fitness room, pool 1.306.922.6988 3580 2nd Ave West www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpres Rates start at $145
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PRINCE ALBERT INN
Newly renovated, The Prince Albert Inn is an inviting, full service convention hotel with a skywalk to the Northern Lights Casino. Amenities: Breakfast, lounge, meeting rooms, casino, pool, pet friendly 1.306.922.5000 3680 2nd Ave West www.painn.com Rates start at $119
The Quality Hotel is centrally located within walking distance to the Central Avenue shopping and business district and local arts and cultural facilities. Amenities: Breakfast, dining, meeting rooms, business centre, fitness room, pool, hot tub, pet friendly 1.306.763.2643 67 13th Street East www.paqualityinn.com Rates start at $115
The Ramada has everything you need for a relaxing stay in Prince Albert. The hotel is in a prime spot that puts visitors within minutes of restaurants, shopping, and attractions. Amenities: Breakfast, dining, lounge, meeting room, business centre, fitness room, pet friendly 1.306.922.1333 3245 2nd Avenue West www.ramadapa.com Rates start at $110
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Accommodations SUPER 8
Super 8 is conveniently located on Hwy 2, close to all that Prince Albert has to offer. Amenities: Breakfast, dining, lounge, laundry facility, business centre, pet friendly, shuttle 1.306.953.0088 4444 2nd Avenue West www.super8.com Rates start at $110
ROAM FREE. FREE WIFI. FREE SUPERSTART BREAKFAST. ÂŽ
Our Super 8 Prince Albert hotel offers quick access to Highway 2, making it easy to reach all that the area has to offer, including exciting shops, restaurants, and attractions like Northern Lights Casino and Kinsmen Water Park. Our pet-friendly, non-smoking hotel also offers our guests access to the laundromat and plenty of truck and bus parking onsite. SUPER 8 PRINCE ALBERT 4444 2nd Avenue West Prince Albert, SK S6V 5R7 306.953.0088 super8.com ÂŠ 2018 Super 8 Worldwide, Inc. All rights reserved. All Super 8 hotels are independently owned and operated.
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Accommodations Motels & RV Parks COUNTRYVIEW MOTEL & RV PARK
The Countryview Motel is a family-owned business with modern services and facilities in a pleasant country atmosphere. Full service RV park. 1.306.764.2374 Highway 2, 4km south of Prince Albert Call for room & camping rates
EXHIBITION RV PARK
The seasonal RV park is fully serviced and located on the exhibition grounds within walking distance of the Cornerstone Shopping Centre. Showers are available. 1.306.764.1611 Exhibition Drive & 6th Avenue East Full service $30/night
SHELL RIVER RV PARK
The full service RV park is located directly across Hwy #3 from Kachurâ€™s Golf Course. Campers must open the gate, select site and then register at Kachurâ€™s. 1.306.763.3465 Highway 3 towards Shellbrook, 11km east of Prince Albert Call for camping rates
TWILITE MOTEL & RV PARK
The Twilite Motel is a quiet, family-owned business. An affordable place to stay with friendly and helpful staff. Kitchenettes & full service RV park. 1.306.764.1491 Highway 2 South, on the east service road www.twilitemotelpa.ca Rates start at $95 Potable water and dump stations are available at Canadian Tire and Prince Albert Tourism, May to October.
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Bed & Breakfasts KEYHOLE CASTLE
Keyhole Castle, a National Historic Site, is a grand and inviting home that offers visitors a unique experience to relax - surrounded by rich interior woods and workmanship of another era. 1925 1st Ave East 1.306.763.3321 www.keyholecastle.com
NESTLE INN ON 3RD
Convenient downtown location within walking distance of Rotary Trail, art galleries, and the Central Avenue shopping district.
1210 3rd Ave West 1.306.922.5227 www.nestleinnon3rd.net
RED PINE BED & BREAKFAST
The hosts of this beautifully furnished home offer warmth and hospitality in one of Prince Albertâ€™s finest neighbourhoods. 313 19th Street West 1.306.764.6927
Suites BISON CAFE
The Bison Cafe offers a fully furnished suite at a modest price; the suite features a private bedroom with ensuite bathroom, full kitchen, living room, and shared laundry. Daily and monthly rates are available. 1210 Central Ave. 1.306.763.9095
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Staying in the Area CAMPGROUNDS
Birch Hills Lion's Park
37km south east 1.306.749.2211
Duck Lake Russell Hanson Museum Campground
Each regional park offers a variety of activities and amenities. For more information on parks located near Prince Albert, please contact the park directly or visit www.saskregionalparks.ca
58km south 205 Elevator Road, Duck Lake 1.306.467.4611
Canwood 67 km west 1.306.468.2663
Shellbrook Kinsmen Park
Struthers Lake 65 km east 1.306.864.3240
45km west 1.306.747.2597
PRINCE ALBERT NATIONAL PARK
A mix of wilderness and accessibilty, Prince Albert National Park features beaches, the Waskesiu town site and outdoor adventure. Accommodations include front-country camping, backcountry camping and oTENTiks. 83km north Reservations 1.877.737.3783
Sturgeon Lake 54km north west 1.306.747.3331
Great Blue Heron Provincial Park 54 km north, located at Anglin Lake 1.800.205.7070 Flora Bora Forest Lodging Hwy 263 located on the southern end of Emma Lake and near Christopher Lake. 1.306.961.9554
Nesslin Lake Campground 154 km north west Saskatchewan Provincial Parks offer a 1.306.227.9453
wide range of camping experiences to choose from. The following parks are in the immediate Prince Albert area. Reservations & Information 1.800.205.7070
99 km north east Great Blue Heron Lake
54 km north
82 km south west Narrow Hills
158 km north east
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Your one-stop spot for things to do in P.A.
ALFREDâ€™S PLAYGROUND Opening Spring 2019
Visit Saskatchewans largest inclusive playground at the Alfred Jenkins FieldHouse.
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Family Fun Kinsmen Water Park Photo by iheartphotos
Spending time with family makes for some of the best memories. Whether you’re looking to fill a few hours during school breaks or plan a family outing, Prince Albert is full of fun and exciting activities. During the summer months visit the Kinsmen Water Park for a refreshing swim or an exhilarating ride down the water slides. Take a dip in the upgraded pool that includes a tot and leisure area. The city is also home to several spray parks and paddling pools (see pg 49). Paintball or laser tag sound like fun? Trust us, they are! Paintball Paradise is the perfect place to burn off some energy. Advance booking is required. Also take in their incredible Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze in the fall. Visit the Minto Rec Centre for yearround entertainment! Their Kidsland features bumper cars, arcade games, and a bouncy house. Challenge your family to 5-pin bowling or have a night out glow bowling.
The Playground Program offers children 6 to 12 years of age a fun-filled summer. Operating for seven weeks in July and August, kids will engage in sports, arts and cultural programs through games, crafts, songs, stories and more; all free of charge! Held annually in July in Kinsmen Park, KidzFest is the perfect event for the whole family. Activities include face painting, dunk tank, crafts, games, water fights and children’s entertainment. For details on the playground program and KidzFest visit www.citypa.ca. New to Prince Albert is Alfred’s Playground, a Jumpstart Inclusive Playground at the Alfred Jenkins Fieldhouse. The playground is an imaginative and accessible space where children of all abilities can share in the magic of play. It accommodates a variety of disabilities including physical, cognitive and sensory and features double wide ramps, a roller slide and bucket seat with harness swing.
Drop by Fairview Fairways, just 2 km southeast of Prince Albert on Hwy 3, for a round of mini golf. Hopefully things don’t get too competitive!
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Saskatchewan's largest inclusive playground Alfred Jenkins Fieldhouse 2787 10th Avenue West 1.306.953.4989
ALFRED JENKINS FIELDHOUSE Fitness centre, walking track, gymnasium, indoor soccer pitches, climbing wall and outdoor beach volleyball courts. Adult and children's programs offered. 2787 10th Avenue West 1.306.953.4989
City of PA 2017 Photo Contest Photo by Meagan Gaudet
BASEBALL DIAMONDS See Parks on Page 49.
CJ'S CLIMB & PLAY
Prince Albert's only indoor playground Gateway Mall 1403 Central Ave 1.306.763.7225
9-hole par 3 disc golf course. Mair Park on River Street between 9 and 13 Avenue West
18 hole mini golf 2 km southeast of PA on Hwy 3 1.306.764.4748
FRANK J. DUNN SWIMMING POOL
Indoor pool with diving boards. Swimming lessons, aquasize classes, lane swimming and public swimming are offered. 665 28th Street East 1.306.953.4829
KINSMEN SKATEBOARD & BMX PARK Climbing Wall
Alfred Jenkins Fieldhouse
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Just south of the Art Hauser Centre at 690 32nd Street East
CJ's Climb & Play
KINSMEN WATER PARK
Two water slides, a swimming pool, whirlpool, tot pool, playground, concession, and picnic area. Open seasonally. Corner of 28th and First Avenue West 1.306.953.4835
Indoor pool. Swimming programs and lessons available. 15th Street West and 6th Avenue West 1.306.764.2556
MINTO BOWL AND RECREATION CENTRE
Bowling, Xtrematic, glow bowling, bumper cars, arcade, and bouncy house. 201 13 Street East 1.306.763.3177
By appointment offering paintball and laser tag. Seasonal offerings include a corn maze and pumpkin patch. 8 km SW of Prince Albert 1.306.764.9444
Free seven week program offered in July & August. Includes games, crafts, songs, stories, sports, and more. 1.306.953.4816
SPRAY PARKS & PADDLING POOLS See Parks on Page 49.
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Sports and Recreation 2018 WBSC Junior Men's Softball Championship
Sports and recreation are engrained in the lives of Prince Albert residents. Great facilities, trails and parks allow for year-round recreation activities.
Cooke Municipal Golf Course, established in 1909 is a breathtaking piece of Prince Albert's recreation history. The challenging 18-hole course has been ranked in the top five public golf courses in Saskatchewan and Manitoba by SCOREGolf Magazine and Golf Digest. The 6509 yard, par 71 course will keep golfers of all levels on their toes.
The Alfred Jenkins Fieldhouse is a fitness enthusiast’s paradise offering several recreation programs and services. It boasts a climbing wall, fully-equipped fitness centre, walking and jogging track, gymnasium, indoor soccer pitch and beach volleyball courts. Prince Albert has eleven community clubs available for sports and recreation Prime Ministers’ Park, Prince Albert’s activities. Each offers different services premier outdoor athletic facility has ranging from indoor arenas, outdoor played host to local, regional and rinks, curling rinks and gymnasiums to national tournaments. The 65-acre parks, soccer pitches, basketball and park includes four class “A” softball tennis courts, beach volleyball, paddling diamonds, one class “A” baseball pools, and spray parks. diamond, two soccer pitches, a tennis court and the Harry Jerome Track and The Art Hauser Centre is a sport and Field facilities. Prime Ministers’ Park was entertainment venue. Throughout the host to the 2018 WBSC Junior Men’s year it hosts several large public events World Softball Championship. and private functions. Enjoy public skating, a stroll on the walking track or Located at Carlton Comprehensive peruse the Prince Albert Sports Hall of High School, Frank J. Dunn Pool is Fame located on the upper level. The equipped with a five-lane 25 metre pool facility is also home to the WHL’s Prince and a separate diving tank with one and Albert Raiders, the Triple A Midget three metre diving boards. The facility Mintos and Midget female Bears hockey offers public swimming, lane swimming, club. aquasize classes and swimming lessons.
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Cooke Municipal Golf Course
110 YEARS Located in the heart of Prince Albert, Cooke Municipal Golf Course is steeped with history, celebrating it’s 110th anniversary in 2019. Beautiful and serene, Cooke is a golfer’s paradise. The 18-hole course is both welcoming and challenging with wide fairways and lush greens. Major upgrades were recently made to the course to deliver an even better experience. Renovations include new bunkers, greens and tee decks, a water hazard expansion, family tees and a new irrigation system. The Cooke Municipal Golf Course is complemented by a clubhouse complete with restaurant and fully licensed lounge. The course offers a wide range of services including a 15bay driving range, putting greens, golf club and cart rentals and a fully stocked pro shop. ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS The Prince Albert Raiders offer exciting junior hockey and a chance to watch the future stars of the NHL. Raider alumni including Mike Modano, Scott Hartnell, Leon Draisaitl, Josh Morrissey and local boy Dave Manson have gone on to play in the NHL. The Raiders finished the 2018-19 season atop the Western Hockey League standings. They started the Photo by Lucas Chudleigh season 26-1, the best start in team history and continued their dominance throughout, finishing with a record of 54-10-2-2. A team firing on all cylinders, led
by goaltender Ian Scott and top scorers Brett Leason and Noah Gregor, the team ranked in the CHL top 10 for 24 of 26 weeks. The Raiders also won their first playoff series since 2005. The record-breaking season has brought on Raider fever with hopes to win the Memorial Cup, a feat the Raiders last accomplished in 1985. A LASTING LEGACY One of the biggest events ever hosted in Prince Albert has left a lasting impact. The 2018 WBSC Junior Men’s Softball Championship attracted over 400 athletes, officials and media from 13 countries to Prince Albert from July 7-15. Over 10 000 spectators took in the tournament with a single game featuring Canada versus New Zealand drawing over 5 000 people. Fours years of planning and fundraising made the event possible; over $1.5 million was invested in facility and diamond upgrades at Max Power Ball Parks for the event. Not only did the event showcase Prince Albert to the world but it left a legacy in excess of facility upgrades. Event co-chairs, Felix Casavant and Derek Smith were named 2018 Citizens of the Year for their hard work and dedication. The event was also named a finalist for the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Prestige Awards in the Canadian Sport Event of the Year (budget less than $1 million) category and won the Marquee Event of the Year Award at the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence. The event generated a positive economic impact for the city and province and put Prince Albert on the map as a great event host and top sports tourism destination.
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Cooke Municipal Golf Course 900 22 St E, Prince Albert 1.306.763.2502 www.cookegolf.ca
Birch Hills Golf Course
33km SE of Prince Albert, off Hwy 3 1.306.749.2211 www.birchhills.ca
Hwy 3 E, 2km SE of Prince Albert 1.306.764.4748
Hidden Hills Of Shellbrook
99 2nd St E, Shellbrook 1.306.747.3484 www.hiddenhillsofshellbrook.com
Kachur's Golf Club
Hwy 2 W, 10km W of Prince Albert 1.306.763.3465 www.kachursgolf.ca
Mark's 9 Golf & Country Club
Lempeur Road 7.5km NE of Prince Albert 1.306.764.7888 www.marks9golf.com Cooke Municipal Golf Course
Silver Hills Golf Resort
Hwy 302 W, 18km W of Prince Albert 1.306.922.3673
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Dining or Lounge
Golf Cart Rental
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Parks & Trails CONSERVATION LEARNING CENTRE
A 450 acre agricultural field laboratory includes a u-pick and 1 km self-guided nature trail over rolling hills between ponds, nests and burrows. 18 km south of Prince Albert on Hwy 2.
COOKE MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE
Off-season, 5 km walkway throughout grounds. 5 km ski trail when snow is on the ground.
DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
Historic Settlement Tour. Map available at Historic Museum, Prince Albert Tourism office, and online at www.historypa.com
KRISTI LAKE NATURE TRAIL
A 2 km loop trail, 8 km northeast of the city. Detailed interpretive brochure and map are available at Prince Albert Tourism. The trail wanders through the boreal forest and a number of distinct ecosystems and habitats.
LA COLLE FALLS
Remains of the partially built 1909-1913 dam, 30 km east of city, then north to North Saskatchewan River. 2 km hike from road access. Inaccessible in bad weather.
LITTLE RED RIVER PARK
1200 acre park with extensive trails and picnic areas. The park is open yearround from 7:00am to 11:00pm daily.
Numerous green spaces, trails and public amenities along the river.
RIVER FORKS RECREATION SITE
Where the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers meet, steep trail down to the river. 38 km east along 15th and Hwy 302, follow signs towards river. Road often impassable to the site Little Red River Park after a heavy rain and in winter. Photo by All My Relations
A 23 km paved walking, jogging, roller blading and biking trail around the city.
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Crescent Acres Park
Lakeland Ford Park
Little Red River Park
Carlton Park Community Club
Crescent Acres Community Club Crescent Heights Community Club
East End Community Club East Hill Community Club
Hazeldell Community Club
Midtown Community Club
Nordale Community Club
Parkland Community Club
West Hill Community Club
Some clubs may require membership.
Bernice Sayese Centre
Located adjacent to Prime Ministers’ Park; South of the Art Hauser Centre- 690 (B) 32nd Street East.
Prime Ministers' Park
For a detailed map and listing of all playgrounds and green spaces, please request a copy at the Prince Albert Tourism Visitor Centre.
Washrooms Facilities: Little Red River Park Kinsmen Park Prime Ministers' Park
Photo by Dori Jardin
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Prince Albert is a recreation enthusiast’s dream. It might be a little colder outside but there are still amazing things to do in and around the city in winter. Grab your gear, bundle up, and head out to Little Red River Park for snowshoeing, tobogganing, skiing or snowboarding, just 5 minutes from Downtown Prince Albert! Hit the slopes at the Kinsmen Ski & Snowboard Centre which features two downhill runs, two rope tow lifts, and a terrain park. If you’re new to the sport or want to avoid too many bumps and bruises, be sure to inquire about lessons at the Old Log Cabin. If you prefer cross country skiing, explore the trails. There are trails for folks of all experience levels. The Prince Albert Ski Club grooms and maintains what are considered to be some of the best urban cross-country ski trails in North America. Don’t have your own equipment? No problem, ski and snowboard rentals are available at the Cosmo Lodge or the Old Log Cabin. For more rental options including skis and snowshoes, visit Fresh Air Experience on Central Avenue.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, SNOWSHOEING & HIKING
Little Red River Park Hwy 55, ski rentals and daily passes available at Cosmo Lodge Cooke Municipal Golf Course 900 22nd St E, Cross Country Ski trails Kristi Lake 2 km loop trail, 8 km NE of PA
Little Red River Park
Photo by Genelle Amber Studios
After your exhausting day on the toboggan hill, in the crisp winter air, get cozy and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace as you sip on steaming hot chocolate at the Cosmo Lodge. Little Red River Park isn’t far from the heart of PA, but there’s just as much to do right in the city. Prince Albert community clubs are home to ten outdoor rinks. Lace up your skates and grab your stick for a game of shinny or enjoy a leisurely skate around one of the rinks.
Kinsmen Ski Hill, Little Red River Park Ski Timber Ridge, Big River Wapiti Valley Ski Resort, SW of Nipawin
Little Red River Park, Hwy 55 towards airport.
Eb's Trails - Duck Lake Crescent Heights, 998 Branion Dr. 55km of trails in Nesbit Provincial Forest, north of Duck Lake on west side Miller Hill Park, 200 MacDowall Cres. of Hwy 11, 40 km S of PA Prince Albert National Park Info available at Prince Albert Tourism
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Downtown in Memorial Square
Winter Activities OUTDOOR RINKS Carlton Park 3100 Dunn Dr. 1.306.764.1133
Crescent Acres Community Club 1691 Olive Diefenbaker Dr. 1.306.953.4873 Crescent Heights Community Club 998 Branion Dr. 1.306.764.1716 East End Community Club 300 12th Avenue East 1.306.764.8677 East Hill Community Club 290 23rd Street East 1.306.764.1299 Hazeldell Community Club 309 3rd Avenue NW 1.306.922.7788
Steuart Arena 999 1011 Exhibition Dr. 1.306.953.4844 Crescent Heights 998 Branion Dr. 1.306.764.1716 East End Community Club 300 12th Avenue East 1.306.764.8677 East Hill Community Club 290 23rd Street East 1.306.764.1299 West Hill Community Club 2320 6th Avenue West 1.306.764.1435
Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club 900 22nd St East 1.306.763.8402
Midtown Community Club 540 9th Street East 1.306.764.6166
East End Community Club 300 12th Ave East 1.306.764.8677
Nordale Community Club 1306 6th Avenue NW 1.306.764.5900
DOG SLED EXCURSIONS
Parkland Facilities 1510 9th Avenue West 1.306.764.1172 West Hill Community Club 2320 6th Avenue West 1.306.764.1435
Sundogs Hwy #2 to Hwy 953, 65 km north of Prince Albert. Dogsledding on wilderness trails in the Lakeland District. Winter Festival
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Art Hauser Centre
690(B) 32nd Street East, 1.306.953.4839 Kinsmen Arena 51 28th St East 1.306.953.4839
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The Prince Albert culinary scene has seen tremendous growth over the last few years, offering fresh and exciting new dining options. Whether itâ€™s fast food or fresh and farmed locally, Prince Albert is host to casual and fine dining experiences to suit any taste. Amy's on Second is a top destination for foodies in Prince Albert. Owner Amy Hadley has been serving casual fine dining to the city for over 30 years. You can expect fresh, local ingredients, great service and an exceptional experience. Don't forget to indulge in a homemade dessert or a glass of wine from their extensive wine list. Treat yourself to Amy's on Second! If sports are your thing, the Rock & Iron Sports Bar at the Golf and Curling Club has exactly what you're looking for! Comedy nights, darts, drinks and good food are just a few of the things you can expect.
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Head downtown for your coffee fix or a relaxing lunch at Bison Cafe. A cozy, inviting atmosphere and tempting treats await! Speaking of treats, a few blocks away is the Funky Fresh Bistro and Forever & Alwayz Chocolatez. Indulge in their locally made Belgian chocolates, hand-crafted by owner Melanie Quintal, a certified chocolatier. You need to check out the assortment of goodies at their chocolate bar. Visit The Spice Trail for authentic East Indian fare. Enjoy a fine dining experience and choose dishes from an Indian-Canadian fusion menu full of flavours and aroma. Their bread, freshly baked in a traditional clay oven, the Tandoor, is delightful.
Coffee Shops STARBUCKS
Two Locations Safeway - 2995 2nd Ave. W Cornerstone Offers drive-through 933-801 15th St. E.
FUNKY FRESH BISTRO
Funky Fresh Bistro offers a warm and inviting place to sit and enjoy a cup of organic coffee and savoury light lunch. You may even decide to top off your visit with a handcrafted chocolate, which are made onsite!
Best Western 602 Marquis Rd. E. 1.306.922.9595
819 Central Ave. 1.306.763.1303
My Place Bistro is an intimate café that serves great soups, sandwiches, and coffee.
Four Locations 1521 2nd Ave. W. 3223 2nd Ave. W. 50 800 15th St. E. 496 Marquis Rd.
Specialty Coffee Shops BISON CAFE
You can’t beat the Bison Cafe's cozy, inviting atmosphere, their great soups, sandwiches, and coffee – a real gem on Central Avenue! 1210 Central Ave. 1.306.763.9095
MY PLACE BISTRO
Victoria Square 2345 10th Ave. W. 1.306.922.2299
THE RUSTY OWL
The Rusty Owl is not just a place to relax and enjoy a mouthwatering lunch, it is an atmospheric steampunk themed experience! 1 River St. W. 1.306.970.8022 Photo courtesy Bison Cafe
DR. JAVA'S COFFEE HOUSE
Dr. Java’s Coffee House serves up the best soups, sandwiches, and desserts! A great place to take a break and enjoy a special brew! 425 15th St. E. 1.306.764.5282
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Casual & Fine Dining AMY'S ON SECOND
Amy’s always provides a memorable experience - fantastic food, fine wine, perfect atmosphere and attentive staff! Enjoy an authentic local experience with fresh ingredients. 2990 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.763.1515 www.amysonsecond.com
ANTONIO’S HOME OF GRILLED CHICKEN
Antonio’s is a new restaurant serving freshly grilled chicken for dine in or delivery. Try their everyday special today!
Chicken Chef restaurants, which are uniquely Canadian, take pride in offering their customers an affordable, quality, take-out, and full service dining experience.
2860 2nd Avenue West 1.306.764.2282
1501 Olive Diefenbaker Dr. 1.306.763.7400
Boston Pizza is a casual dining chain restaurant serving more than 100 menu items. Specialties include gourmet pizzas, pastas, burgers & wings. 3250 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.764.8877
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Grainfields is a family friendly restaurant known for its hearty and delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. 600 15th St. E. 1306.922.7500
Casual & Fine Dining HUMPTY'S
Humpty’s is a family, all day breakfast restaurant, that you will only find in western Canada! 1201 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.764.6770
PRINCE ALBERT BREWING CO. TAVERN & STEAKHOUSE The PA Brewing Co. is a microbrewery and tavern – a great place to get together after work for one of their home brewed craft beers and a burger!
MONTANA'S BBQ & BAR
1425 6th Ave E. 1.306.763.6222
MR. MIKE'S CASUAL STEAKHOUSE
850 800 15th St. E 1.306.922.0909
A family-casual, Canadian restaurant chain that is famous for its smoked ribs, RICKY'S ALL DAY GRILL steaks, and burgers enjoyed in a warm A Canadian family restaurant chain lodge setting. that for over 50 years, has been committed to serving great food. Ricky’s 3145 2nd Ave W. has everything you could want – for 1.306.763.4888 breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Mr. Mike’s is a family restaurant that serves affordable and delicious creations. Only found in western Canada ROCK & IRON SPORTS BAR The Rock & Iron Sports Bar looks and going strong since 1960! over the beautiful Cooke Golf Course and the curling rink. A great place to 945 801 15th St. E. get together and enjoy each other’s 1.306.763.6453 company.
NORTH STAR RESTAURANT
Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club The North Star Restaurant serves hearty 900 22nd St. E. snacks and meals throughout the day. 1.306.765.5205 Their North Star International Buffet is featured each evening starting at 5:00 p.m. ROGER'S PUB Roger’s Pub has a warm and welcoming Northern Lights Casino atmosphere – a great place to enjoy a 44 Marquis Rd. W. great burger and Keith’s Pale Ale! 1.306.764.4777 3245 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.922.1333
This western Canadian restaurant chain is a full-service casual restaurant and bar that features great food and atmosphere – a great place to meet friends, relax, and perhaps sample one of their craft beers! 801 15th St. E. 1.306.970.3018
Shananigan’s is a cozy, intimate bistro that specializes in specialty coffees, lunch and dinner entrées, desserts, and Sunday Brunch. Ice cream bar in summer. 2144 6th Ave W. 1.306.764.2647
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The Smitty’s specialty is an all-day breakfast menu and their slogan is ‘all your favourites all day long’! This Canadian-based restaurant consistently delivers hearty comfort food! 2995 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.764.5627
The Starlight Restaurant specializes in homemade breakfasts, soups, buns, breads, and baking. The restaurant is also kept busy preparing “Meals on Wheels” for the City of Prince Albert. Kin Enterprises (7:30-3:00pm) 457 40th St. E. 1.306.953.4130
THE TARTAN TABLE
A great place to dine and take in some great music in downtown Prince Albert. Formerly, Signature 22. 903 Central Ave. 1.306.764.4497
The Venice House on Central, is famous for their amazing Greek ribs and lemon potatoes! This family-owned restaurant specializes in mouth-watering Italian, Greek and Canadian cuisine. 1498 Central Ave. 1.306.764.6555
International Flavours ASIAN LE
Asian Le is a family-run restaurant The Tamarack Grill’s comfortable, that serves authentic Chinese and licensed restaurant serves breakfast, Vietnamese dishes. lunch and dinner. Brunch is served on Sundays! A great way to start your day! 1400 6th Ave. E. 1.306.764.7799 Prince Albert Inn 3680 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.922.5000 BINH'S SAIGON RIVER A great place to go for lunch for Photo courtesy Bison Cafe authentic Vietnamese. 841 Central Ave. 1.306.763.3334
A simple and honest natural fusion of different cultures. 1499 10 Ave. E. 1.306.970.9292 www.bistro-filipino.com
LA SUERTE BAKERY & RESTO Offering Filipino breads, pastries & food. 2805 6th Ave Est #105 1.306-970-8267
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Dining Photo courtesy Amy's on Second
STAR HOUSE FAMILY RESTAURANT
The Star House Family Restaurant’s buffet and menu offers a wide selection of mouth-watering Cantonese fare. Take-out & delivery available. 3433 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.764.6700
NEW WORLD RESTAURANT
New World's buffet includes a wide selection of Chinese food favourites and their menu includes a variety of classic Western fare. Pick-up and delivery are both available. 2840 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.764.1500 www.newworldlicensedrestaurant.com
Princess Cafe serves Chinese and Canadian fare. You can eat in, order for pick-up or delivery. 226 Central Ave. 1.306.763.3176 www.princesscafecoentralave.com
A fresh, generous, and tasteful donair experience! You may also want to check out their dessert bar! 2901 2nd Ave West 1.306.763.3200
The Spicy Peppercorn serves traditional Chinese and Vietnamese favourites. Dine-in, order take-out, or have your meal delivered. 3590 6th Ave. E. 1.306.763.7755 www.spicypeppercorn.com
The Sushi House is a Japanese-Korean restaurant. A great place to sit, relax, and enjoy their great sushi selections! 77 15th St. E. 1.306.764.4336
TASTE OF ASIA BUFFET
The Taste of Asia’s buffet includes a wide selection of Asian & western fare. 1401 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.970.9350
THE SPICE TRAIL AND LOUNGE TRISHNA
The Spice Trail is a unique and authentic East Indian restaurant that fuses a variety of flavours from diverse eastern cultures. Patrons always look forward to returning. 1-2901 2nd Avenue West 1.306.970.9442 www.thespicetrail.ca
Vu’s Garden takes pride in offering consistently high quality Vietnamese cuisine with fast, friendly service. 2805 6th Ave. E. 1.306.763.7700 www.vusgarden.ca
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Best Western 602 Marquis Rd. E. 1.306.922.9595
100 1112 Central Ave 1.306.922.6000
2805 6th Ave. W. 1.306.953.1010
2995 2nd Ave . W. 1.306.764.5627
EAGLE'S NEST LOUNGE Prince Albert Inn 3680 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.922.5000
LUCKY'S BAR & GRILL 1499 10th Ave E. 1.306.922.3430
MOVADO'S SPORTS BAR 3580 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.764.4472
PLAYER'S SPORTS BAR
LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA 979 801 15th St, E. 1.306.763.6444
PANAGO PIZZA 3050 2nd Ave. W. 1306.953.5670
3300 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.764.7373
3130 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.953.8300
Coronet Hotel 3551 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.764.6441
RED SWAN PIZZA
SCIENCE FICTION PIZZA
Northern Lights Casino 44 Marquis Rd. W. 1.306.764.4777
THE GAS TAVERN BAR & GRILL 1335A 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.764.3883
#1-1607 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.970.3040
631 Branion Dr. 1.306.922.9000
77 15th St. E. 1.306.764.5599
VENICE HOUSE PIZZA 2640 2nd Ave. W. 1.306.922.2222
VERN'S PIZZA 214 15th St. W. 1.306.763.4777
Visit Skip the Dishes for restaurants that offer this delivery service in Prince Albert.
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Dining Fast Food ARBY'S
800-15th St. E.
Two Locations 3345 2nd Ave W. 2223 6th Ave E.
Two Locations 110 11th St. W. 605 36th St. E.
Three Locations 3625 2nd Ave W. 800 15th St. E. Walmart
216 15th St. W.
Two Locations 800 15th St. E. 128-2995 2nd Ave W
2730 2nd Ave. W.
801 15 St.E.
2640 2nd Ave. W.
Two Locations 3220 2nd Ave. W. 595 15th St. E.
1375 6th Ave. E.
943-801 15th St E
EXTREME PITA 212 800 15th St. E
3110 2nd Ave. W.
Four Locations 218 15th St. W. 800 15th St. E. 2805 6th Ave. E. 3223 2nd Ave. W.
Two Locations 1699 2nd Ave. W. 721-801 15th St E.
703 801 15th St. E.
631-801 15 St. E.
Food Court - 1403 Central Ave. A&W, Famous Wok, Orange Julius, Trifonâ€™s Pizza
3001 2nd Ave. W.
707 801 15th St.E.
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Locally owned and operated shops are the heart of Prince Albert’s shopping experience. Central Avenue store-fronts are lined with home décor, fashions and jewelry. Calypso Bay Clothing is an intimate boutique featuring women’s clothing and accessories. Find that perfect fit for your wardrobe and enjoy Calypso’s personalized experience dedicated to finding exactly what you need. The North West Company, located at 45 River St W, is a unique shop steeped in culture and history. The store’s origins can be traced back to its days as a fur trading post. Today, the store is full of Northern Saskatchewan produced art, fur, crafts and trinkets. It’s the perfect place to get an authentic dreamcatcher, pair of moccasins or beading for your own creations. Open for the season in May, stop by the outdoor Farmer’s Market for fresh locally grown produce and honey, homemade baking, pickles and jams. They also provide locally raised meat, home business products and unique Saskatchewan-made crafts.
D O W N T O W N P r i n c e A l b e r t
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Do you have a passion for the outdoors? So does Fresh Air Experience! This outdoor sporting goods store continues to be one of the top destinations in Prince Albert for all of your adventure needs. Featuring clothing, footwear and equipment such as bikes, kayaks, skis and snowshoes. Fresh Air Experience delivers expertise, customer service and quality products. The Cornerstone shopping centre spans 85 acres and continues to grow, offering a diverse mix of national retailers and franchises, grocery stores and locally owned shops. Situated within the historic downtown shopping district of Prince Albert, Gateway Mall is the largest enclosed shopping centre in Northern Saskatchewan. Represented by both local businesses and national retailers, Gateway Mall offers you a varied selection of stores with a vast array of products and services. Health and beauty, fashion and shoes, jewellery and accessories, entertainment, electronics and home décor, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for – all under one roof.
1403 Central Avenue 306-922-0656
Facebook: GatewayMallinSaskatchewan Website: www.gatewaymallpa.com
This centre is a major shopping destination in Prince Albert. Comprised of retail shops, restaurants, financial institutions and grocery stores, Cornerstone spans over 85 acres along 15th Street East. You will find national retail chains including Wal-Mart, Rona, Michael's, JYSK, SportChek, and Best Buy. Restaurants include Original Joe's, Mr. Mike's, Ricky's, Tim Hortons, Booster Juice and McDonalds. You will also find the Co-op food store and gas bar in addition to retailers such as Tip Top Tailors, M&M Food Market, 147 Clothing, Carter's Osh Kosh and many more.
Mon-Sat: 10am—6pm Thurs: 10am—9pm Sun & Holidays: Noon—5pm
15th Street East & 6th Avenue East
Gateway Mall’s unique blend of local & national retailers makes for a great shopping experience. Featuring a climate controlled environment and ample free parking, Gateway Mall has everything you need all located under one roof! Enjoy various National Retailers such as Bootlegger, Ardene, Urban Planet, Foot Locker and The Source. Local Retailers include Tot’s Treasure Trunk, Milo Silver, Global Fashions and Oh Pair Shoes. Also located at the mall is Prince Albert’s largest and only indoor playground for children – CJ’s Climb and Play. For a full listing of all the Gateway Mall merchants visit their website or Facebook page.
DOWNTOWN SHOPPING DISTRICT
1403 Central Avenue 1.306.922.0656 www.gatewaymallpa.com
This vibrant downtown shopping district is located in the heart of historic Prince Albert. It features a variety of businesses including fashion, jewelry, gifts, furniture, services, cafes, and more. A great place to shop, enjoy a specialty coffee, have lunch, or visit the Mann Art Gallery and Historical Museum!
Hours Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm Sundays & Holidays 12:00pm-5:00pm
Operating seasonally and offering fresh locally grown produce, homemade baking, and locally raised meat in addition to home business products and Saskatchewan-made crafts. Outdoor Market Downtown City Hall, Central Avenue Opens for the Season May 18
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SOUTH HILL MALL
Large, enclosed mall featuring national retailers including Galaxy Cinemas, Safeway, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dollarama and Winners. The mall also includes businesses outside of the enclosed mall such as Gene's Sports, Montana's, and Wendy's. 2995 2nd Avenue West 1.306.764.6408 www.southhillmall.ca
TOURISM GIFT SHOP
Shop beautifully hand-crafted art & pottery, delicious Saskatchewan Made products, locally produced specialty goods, and Prince Albert souvenirs. Open year-round 3700 2nd Ave West 1.306.953.4385 www.princealberttourism.com
Hours Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm Saturday 9:30am-6:00pm Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm
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PRINCE ALBERT TRANSIT
Monday - Friday, from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Saturdays from 9:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. The 15th Street rush hour shuttle runs Monday to Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. There is no Sunday or statutory holiday service.
Route maps are available at Prince Albert Tourism or online at www.citypa.ca Cash bus fare: Adults $2.50 Seniors $2.25 Students $40/month Children (K-6) $1.25
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PRINCE ALBERT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
6 km east of Prince Albert on Hwy 55 North. Air service is provided by Transwest Air and West Wind Aviation. 1.306.953.4900 www.princealbertairport.com
SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSPORTATION (PACSC) Access Transit
Service available 7 days a week. Fares $2.50 per trip (attendants ride free). Drivers collect fares. For more information: 1.306.953.4466 www.pacsc.com Bus Schedule Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm Tuesday - Friday 7:30am - 11:00pm Saturday 8:30 am - 11:00pm Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm To ride after hours call 1.306.961.2664
Service available for any senior resident 5 days a week. Monday - Friday Dispatch Hours 7:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:30pm. Fares: $5.00 per trip/$6.00 per trip within 3 mile radius and to airport. Bookings should be made 24 hours in advance.
AV SHUTTLE SERVICE
Special needs transportation & courier. 1.306.975.2222 or 1.306.220.5444 www.avshuttlecab.com
WING IN THE NEW YEAR
A free transit service offered every New Yearâ€™s Eve by Prince Albert Transit. Hours: 7:45pm - 3:15am Paratransit also available call 1.306.953.4466
Pick-up and drop-off location in Prince Albert: 267 32nd Street West, Prince Albert at Giant Tiger. For details about drop off and pick-up locations, fees and times visit www.riderexpress.ca
Checker & Family Taxi 86 10th Street West 1.306.764.5555 www.checkerfamilytaxi.com
Grey Cab 251 16th Street West 1.306.764.4444
PA Cab Services 22 13th Street West 1.306.993.2944
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Explore the Region Photo by Ed Stringer
You often hear Prince Albert referred to as the Gateway to the North. With a number of popular lakes within an hour’s drive of the city, Prince Albert is perfectly situated for an easy trip to the lake. After your stay in the city, you’ll enter into the boreal forest, a majestic setting where the water awaits at Anglin, Candle, Emma, Christopher and McPhee lakes, to name a few. Fishing, boating, water skiing, camping the adventures are endless. Prince Albert National Park is a breathtaking place to visit and will not cease to amaze you. Open year round, the National Park offers unique seasonal activities and events for adventure seekers and day trippers. Get in touch with nature - hike deep into the wilderness to Grey Owl's cabin, ski the endless trails, or take a moment to appreciate the wildlife in their natural environment. Take some time exploring the townsite of Waskesiu and dig your feet into the sandy beaches at Waskesiu lake.
Riverlot Orchards is a seasonal winery and bistro located 3km west of St. Louis. Situated on the riverbank of the South Saskatchewan River they serve fine wines, European lunches, and desserts. Open Thursday to Sunday 12pm-8pm with free wine tastings on Sundays and tours available on Mondays by appointment. Batoche, declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1923, is a Métis settlement famous for the 1885 Battle of Batoche. Journey through time and re-live the battle led by Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont. Explore the historic site to discover bullet holes, gravestones and stories from the battlefield.
Located 57km south of Prince Albert is Duck Lake. Throughout the town are twelve murals that tell the stories of Duck Lake's history including the 1885 Battle of Duck Lake. Explore the Regional Interpretive Centre which houses artifacts relating to First Nations, Métis and Pioneer history from 18701905 and exhibits, art, and information North of Prince Albert isn’t the only area on the North-West Resistance of 1885. worth discovering. There are sites to see and trips to take in all directions.
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the Heart of the Parkland town of
Shellbrook Located 30 minutes from the City of Prince Albert, 90 minutes from the City of Saskatoon and 45 minutes from the Prince Albert National Park it is centrally located to all the major centers in Central Saskatchewan and is an ideal commute to many of the northern lakes. Shellbrook is a growing community of over 1,500 people with a new residential subdivision ready for construction.
The Town of Shellbrook acts as a Regional Hub. Within this role, the Town provides recreational facilities such as the Ice Rink and the Swimming Pool. The Town also provides health care and wellness services to the region. The Town can, and in some cases already does, offer infrastructure services to the region.
find out more at www.townofshellbrook.ca
Come for a visit, stay for a lifetime
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Located 70 km north of Prince Albert, Anglin Lake is made up of several connected lakes, bays, and islands. The tranquil loon populated waters and forested surroundings provide the ideal place to get away and spend time fishing, hiking, camping, or enjoying the beauty.
BATOCHE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
76 km southwest of Prince Albert, it was a MĂŠtis community on the South Saskatchewan River. Established in 1879, it was the site of armed conflict during the Resistance of 1885.
Big River is located about 16 km west of the Prince Albert National Park on the southern end of Cowan Lake. A few of the notable draws to the area, aside from the great recreation opportunities, are the Ness Creek festival site, and the Sturgeon River Ranch.
Candle Lake is located 80 km northeast of Prince Albert and is known for its beautiful sandy beaches. Nestled within the boreal forest, it is the perfect yearround destination for some peace and tranquility. It boasts a Provincial Park on its banks, playgrounds, interpretive programs, hiking trails, great golfing, boating opportunities, and the townsite of Candle Lake.
Christopher Lake, 40 km north of Prince Albert, is part of the Lakeland District. It is situated just 2 km northwest of the village of the same name. Visitors to the area can enjoy the pristine water, access to dining, country store shopping, hiking, camping, swimming, and boating.
DOUKHOBOR DUGOUT HOUSE
This National Historic Site is located on the North Saskatchewan River. Directions: South on Hwy 12 from Blaine Lake for 13 km, turn left on the grid road and follow for 10 km. www.doukhobordugouthouse.com
DUCK LAKE REGIONAL INTERPRETIVE CENTRE
57 km south of Prince Albert. Showcasing the areaâ€™s rich history.
Grey Owl's Cabin
Photo by Hans Gerhard Pfaff
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Explore the Region ELK RIDGE TREEOSIX ADVENTURE PARK
Featuring guided zip line adventures, wall climbing, slacklines, and a spikeball court. For more information visit www.treeosix.com.
ELK RIDGE RESORT
HONEYWOOD HERITAGE NURSERY
This Provincial Heritage Site is one of the few remaining early 20th century nurseries in the province. A.J. Porter developed some of the first fruit varieties and ornamental plants capable of thriving on the prairies. The site includes outbuildings, gardens and orchards. 70 km west of Prince Albert.
An all season resort just outside of Prince Albert National Park featuring a 27 hole championship golf course, all season activities, fine dining, spa, lodge, JESSY'S GARDEN An organic pick-your-own, memorial cabins, and townhouses. community garden located 21 km east of Prince Albert on Hwy 302.
Beautiful Emma Lake is located 50 km north of Prince Albert and offers endless recreation opportunities. Camping, boating, and interpretive programs are part of the Murray Point Campground experience. For those who like to do some putting, enjoy the Sunnyside minigolf course.
Attractions include the Robertson Trading Post, Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Stanley Mission and Nipakamew Sand Cliffâ€™s. La Ronge is 240 km north of Prince Albert.
FOREST FRINGE ORCHARDS Located 32 km northeast of Prince Albert on Hwy 55. A family farm offering fresh fruit for picking, fruit wines, preserves, baking and honey.
Located 60 km southwest of Prince Albert, Fort Carlton was an HBC fur trade post on the North Saskatchewan River from 1795 to 1885.
GREY OWL'S CABIN
Located in Prince Albert National Park, this one room log cabin was built in 1931 and was home to Grey Owl for seven years. You can access the cabin year-round by a 20 km hike to Ajawaan Lake. In the summer paddlers have a 1 km rail portage past the Kingsmere River rapids to Kingsmere Lake.
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Photo courtesy Tourism Saskatchewan Photo by Greg Huszar
LA COLLE FALLS
The falls, located on the North Saskatchewan River is the home of a partially complete hydroelectric dam built by the City of Prince Albert between 1909-1913. The site is 45 km northeast of Prince Albert. Access can be difficult in inclement weather.
NARROW HILLS PROVINCIAL PARK
The Narrow Hills Provincial Park offers endless opportunities for adventure, from exploring the trails above the Gem Lakes to camping, fishing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, and biking. The scenic hills are located 130 km northeast of Prince Albert and provide the perfect wilderness getaway.
Located east of Big River enroute to Nesslin Lake, Ness Creek offers cabin rentals, camping, a forest garden and music festivals.
PRINCE ALBERT NATIONAL PARK
Just 90 km north of Prince Albert, the National park abounds in things to see and do â€“ great beaches, trails, programs, wildlife viewing, front-country and back-country camping, fishing, paddling opportunities, and winter activities. PANP Activity Guides are available at Prince Albert Tourism.
Photo by Linda Carter
Photo by Ed Stringer
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Explore the Region RIVERLOT ORCHARDS WINERY & BISTRO
Located in St. Louis, 37 km south of Prince Albert, this seasonal destination features 7 acres of fruit crops, a winery, and bistro overlooking the South Saskatchewan River.
RIVERS NORTH RANCH
Trail, sleigh, and wagon rides offered at Donnybrook Rd, MacDowall.
RUSSELL HANSON'S MOUNTED POLICE MUSEUM 57 km south of Prince Albert in Duck Lake.
SEAGER WHEELER FARM
A National Historic Site where hardy fruit and wheat strains were developed for the prairie climate and short growing season. Located 75 km south of Prince Albert and 7 km east of Rosthern.
STURGEON RIVER RANCH
Horseback riding on the west side of Prince Albert National Park â€“ from 3 hour to multi-day trips. www.sturgeonriverranch.com
Photo courtesy Riverlot Orchards
Photo by Jason Schoonover
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Explore the Region THE CONSERVATION LEARNING CENTRE
THE RIVER FORKS
THE CROOKED TREES
An agricultural, environmental and conservation field laboratory. Includes a nature trail and u-pick raspberries. Located 18 km south of P.A. on Hwy 2.
A mysterious grove of crooked and twisting trembling aspen trees. Directions: 14.5 km west of Hafford on Hwy 40 - pass Speers to Flint Rd, 16 km north, then 2.5 km east. Watch for signs at Flint Rd and 16 km mark.
THE GEM LAKES
2.5 km north of Hwy 913 near the west boundary of Narrow Hills Provincial Park, are seven beautiful rainfall fed kettle lakes with a 5.5 km hiking trail meandering throughout. The lakes are stocked with native fish.
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Located 45 km east of Prince Albert and 13 km off Hwy 302, the forks have a picnic area and trail overlooking the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers. Access can be difficult in inclement weather.
The resort town on Waskesiu Lake within the Prince Albert National Park. It has year-round services, dining and accommodations, and numerous fourseason recreation opportunities.
An excursion and event passenger train experience between Wakaw and Cudworth celebrating prairie dining, the province's rich talent and culture. www.wheatlandexpress.ca
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