Waskesiu Lake is in Prince Albert National Park 200 km (120 miles) north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Waskesiu means “red deer” in the First Nations Cree language.
Waskesiu is the only town in Prince Albert National Park, located on the southern shore of the lake. There are a variety of recreational activities at the lake including the Waskesiu Golf Course which was designed by famed golf course architect Stanley Thompson who also designed the course in Banff National Park.
For angling there are 21 species of fish recorded in the Park, including Iowa darter, yellow perch, brook stickleback, spottail shiner, cisco, northern pike (locally called "jack fish"), walleye (locally called "pickerel", and lake trout.
In the forested areas around the lake there are white-tailed deer, elk, moose, black bears and wolves.
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Sources: ParksCanada www.pc.gc.ca, wikipedia.
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