Interpretive Trails



VIEW BROCHURE, and print a copyKristi Lake Trail and Outdoor Classroom is a 1.8 kilometre loop that winds through a variety of forest ecosystems common to the Boreal Forest of Saskatchewan. Visitors will be introduced to four distinct ecosystems: Jack pine-lichen-feather moss, black spruce bog, the riparian ecosystem of Kristi Lake and a mixed wood forest. The forest continually changes with the season, from the flowers of spring to the colors of fall. The forest is home to many creatures, all playing an important role in the ecosystem. A quiet observer may see or hear squirrels, deer, songbirds, waterfowl, beaver and many other animals. “Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints”.

Interpretive trails have historically been an integral part of Saskatchewan Forestry Association programming. In the 1970’s Eric and Jane Hadley were employed by the Association to manage the organization. During their time with the association they were involved in the establishment of the Mouse Meadows Interpretive Trail near Prince Albert.

Mouse Meadows trail had to be decommissioned due to industry expansion in the area. In May of 2008 the “Kristi Lake” nature trail was officially opened as a replacement for the closed Mouse Meadows trail.

For more information or a trail brochure (you can download it above) contact us at …

The Saskatchewan Forestry Association
#3 54 10th Street East,
Prince Albert, SK S6V 0Y5
PH: (306)763-2189
FX: (306)763-6456

Other Trails and Information

Other trails maintained by the forest industry are Alcott Creek near Meadow Lake and Clarine Lake trail near Prince Albert. There also exists many trails in the National and Regional Parks in the Province.

Clarine Lake

Clarine Lake Demonstration Forest was a working forest developed by Weyerhaeuser Canada located 52 km north of Prince Albert off of Hwy #2. You can take a closer look at past harvested areas and reforestation practices, and learn how the forest is managed with all user in mind. For more information contact the SFA office at (306) 763-2189.

Alcott Creek

Alcott Creek Forest of Science and Discovery is about 40 km south of Meadow Lake on the east side of Hwy #4. The site includes both a 7 km driving trail and a 2 km hiking trail. Alcott Creek is a working forest where timber harvesting took place in 1992. The site shows how Mistik Management integrated the needs of all forest users in management activities like harvesting, site preparation, tree planting and stand tending. For more information contact Mistik Management at (306)236-4431.

The Saskatchewan Forestry Association would like to encourage the use of these sites and many other trails maintained by Saskatchewan Environment, Parks Canada and other agencies that provide access to natural ecologically unique and interesting sites. For a good source of information on many sites across the province refer to Saskatchewan Trails: A Guide to Nature Walks and Easy Hikes by Robin and Arlene Karpan of Saskatoon.