Sask Government invests $300k towards North East Provincial Parks

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing more than $300,000 in provincial parks in the North East region in 2018-19 for facility and infrastructure improvements. This year, more than $11 million will be invested across Saskatchewan’s provincial parks system. Over the last decade, the government has invested nearly $110 million to improve and expand the parks. The provincial parks continue to be popular camping and recreational destinations, attracting in- and out-of-province visitors.

Upgrades scheduled for completion prior to the 2019 camping season in the North East region include:

  • Trail improvements at Candle Lake Provincial Park;

  • New maintenance equipment that will improve trail maintenance and grooming throughout the year at Lac La Ronge and Great Blue Heron Provincial Parks;

  • A new equipment storage building at Narrow Hills Provincial Park; and

  • Additional improvements to campsites, picnic tables, barbecues, washrooms, and other facilities, infrastructure and equipment throughout the North East region.

Over the past five years, more than $6 million of improvements have been made to this region, including:

  • Campground electrical expansion, boat launch upgrades and a new playground structure at Candle Lake Provincial Park;

  • Campground electrical expansion and upgrades, boat launch improvements and park road upgrades at Great Blue Heron Provincial Park;

  • Restoration to the exterior of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and campground electrical expansion and upgrades at Lac La Ronge Provincial Park; and

  • A new visitor reception centre with new interpretive displays, service centre replacement and electrical upgrades and expansion at Narrow Hills Provincial Park.

Planned improvements for 2018-19 throughout the park system will increase total investment in parks to nearly $110 million since 2008. Saskatchewan’s provincial parks continue to be an important destination, attracting visitors and bringing economic benefits to the entire province.