Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada

Prince Albert National Park

Though declared a national park at March 24, 1927, it had its official opening ceremonies on August 10, 1928 performed by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Prince Albert National Park protects a slice of the ‘boreal’ forest. It is also a meeting place or transition zone between the parkland and the northern forest. The park features many outstanding natural wonders and cultural treasures, including the only fully protected white pelican nesting colony in Canada, the isolated, lakeside cabin of conservationist Grey Owl and a free-ranging herd of plains bison.

There is so many lakes in Prince Albert National Park, one of the popular lakes in Canada is Waskesiu Lake. Others lakes like Kingswere Lake and Crean Lake, obviously the larger lakes in the park.

Waskesiu Lake

Grey Owl
His real name was Archibald Belaney (September 18, 1888 – April 13, 1938) adopted when he took on a First Nations identity as an adult. A British native, he was most notable as an author and one of the "most effective apostles of the wilderness". In twenty century Grey Owl strated writing about the natural protective conservation. The others call him as "Little Owl", because he watched everything carefully. Belaney claimed he was adopted by the tribe and given a name meaning "Grey Owl".
Belaney worked as a trapper, wilderness guide, and forest ranger. At first he began to sign his name as "Grey Owl". Then he created a full-blown Native identity, telling people that he was the child of a Scottish father and Apache mother. He claimed to have emigrated from the U.S. to join the Ojibwa in Canada.
In his articles, books, and films, Grey Owl promoted the ideas of environmentalism and nature conservation. In the 1930s, he wrote many articles for the Canadian Forestry Association (CFA) publication Forests and Outdoors, including the following:

-"King of the Beaver People", January 1931
- "A Day in a Hidden Town", April 1931
- "A Mess of Pottage", May 1931
- "The Perils of Woods Travel", September 1931
- "Indian Legends and Lore", October 1931
- "A Philosophy of the Wild", December 1931

His article, "A Description of the Fall Activities of Beaver, with some remarks on Conservation", was collected in Harper Cory's book Grey Owl and the Beaver (London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, 1935).
In 1935-36 and 1937-38, Grey Owl toured Canada and England (including Hastings) to promote his books and lecture about conservation. His popularity attracted large, interested audiences, as Pilgrims in the Wild at one point was selling 5,000 copies a month.[18] Grey Owl appeared in traditional Ojibwa clothing as part of his First Nations identity. Although his aunts recognized him at his 1935 appearance in Hastings, they did not talk about his British origins until 1937. In his later tour, Grey Owl was invited to the Court, where he made a presentation to King George VI of the United Kingdom and princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.
During a publication tour of Canada, Grey Owl met Yvonne Perrier, a French Canadian woman. In November 1936 they married.
The tours were fatiguing for him and his years of alcoholism weakened him.[19] In April 1938, he returned to Beaver Lodge, his cabin at Ajawaan Lake. Five days later, he was found unconscious on the floor he cabin. Although taken to a Prince Albert hospital for treatment, he died of pneumonia on April 13, 1938. He was buried near his cabin.
His first wife Angele proved her marriage and, although she had not seen him for several years, inherited most of his estate.[20] After their deaths, Anahareo and Shirley Dawn (died June 3, 1984) in turn were buried by Belaney at Ajawaan Lake.

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