Scenic driving tours
Whether you are spending the night in Prince Albert National Park or you are just visiting for the day, enjoy a scenic driving tour in the park. A scenic drive through Prince Albert National Park is a great way to discover the wide variety of habitats in the park and offers an excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing and photography.
Please drive safely and watch for cyclists and wildlife. Visit the Prince Albert National Park visitor safety pages for information and tips on how to make your driving adventure safe and enjoyable.
This 24-kilometre-stretch of road follows the southern shoreline of Waskesiu Lake. It passes through a wide variety of vegetation types. Opportunities exist to see many species of wildlife especially in early morning and at dusk. The road is narrow with a gravelled surface. It is curving, gently rolling and has no shoulders. Passing is difficult. Proceed carefully, watch for oncoming traffic.
Follow Lakeview Drive (becomes Scenic Route Highway#263) past the golf course and Prospect Point until you come to the Narrows junction. Turn right onto the Narrows Road.
The Kingsmere Road (a continuation of Highway#264) follows the northern shore of Waskesiu Lake for 32.5 km. This roadway passes through mixed forest dominated by tall spruces broken up by sandy embankments. For the first 15 km, the road is paved with narrow shoulders. Just beyond the Heart Lakes marina entrance, the road surface becomes gravel. At this point, the remainder of the road is commonly referred to as the Kingsmere Road.
Prince Albert National Park is an area of national significance because it preserves for all time an area of transition between the boreal forest and the aspen parkland. Explore the length of the park's transition zone by travelling Scenic Route - Highway#263 from Waskesiu to the park's southern boundary.