Minto Rec Centre and lounge
They have a nice bowling alley for all ages. Theres 20 lanes they have 5-pin and 10-pin bowling. The glow bowling is only on thursday and saturday after 7pm they have projection screens that come down and shows music videos all kid approved till 9pm. Also have the fansy lighting for the glow bowling, the walls glow and have the fansy lighting that goes up the lanes. For the kids they also have bumper cars, a small rollercoaster that goes forward and backwards pretty fast must have someone over 18 riding with them if they under the height limit. Also have the bounce house and playground must be ages 3 to 10 to go on and must have a adult to supervise at all times. They also have a bunch of arcade games to play and win some prizes. They also have a golf simulator for those who love golfing its on a projection screen. Also have a bunch food, drinks including lounge area and snacks there. You can also plan a birthday party for your little ones. If you order pizza there they only have extra large size and only order from TJ's Pizza. They have bowling leagues for all ages as while. Very busy place so you do have to phone ahead to make an appointment. Just call for pricing and appointments. Also found out that if you were wanting to go on the rides the prime time is mostly on a weekend or after 5pm when its more busy. That goes for food as well. My oldest daughter who is 5 loved the bumper cars, playground/bounce house and 1 game of bowling since that's all she has attention span for gets pretty board if we play for 1 hour but loved the glow blowing she thought it was neat and cool and her eyes just lite up. Had a nice family outing would go again. We ordered the TJ's pizza and it came with a pitcher of pop and it was pretty good it filled us up had some extra to take home. Fun experience for everyone.
- Family Travel
Christopher Lake in Pince Albert National Park is a 'get-away' people come to to enjoy the weather, the view and sailing their boats.
This area of the National Park doesn't cost anything to get to or to sail your boat.
I was taken by how big it is. It's lined with trees and some holiday cabins. The water is very clear and clean.
There are areas around where there are picnic benches and BBQs for anybody to use.
I think the photographs above explain how beautiful Christopher Lake is better than my words would!
- National/State Park
Prince Albert National Park
Prince Albert National Park is huge. There are villages and holiday/vacation areas within the National park (I've written a review of Waskesiu which is a holiday/vacation village).
Driving through, taking the 'scenic' routes were beautiful. The colours of the trees, the rivers and lakes, the wildlife and the calm were a delight to my eyes.
Going through the National Park was an experience that I want to repeat.
- National/State Park
Have a taste of what a Canadian cinema is like and visit Galaxy. Admission is under $10 and is cheaper for children and seniors.
Galaxy shows up to date films and you can buy snacks and drinks in the cinema too.
Great idea for a chilled night out or to spend some time when the weather is not so great.
- Family Travel
The Northern Lights Casino
The casino is the place to be when the weather is bad and you can't travel far. I was so surprised how busy it was during the day. We went twice, once I won, the other I lost! But hey ho, I won a lot more than I lost!!!
My Uncle and Auntie took us. We signed up as new members for free and got a booklet withvouchers in. 1. $5 off a meal in the casino restaurant. 2. $10 free play (in the form of cash). 3. Double your points (if you achieve a certain amount). And other offers that I can't remember. With only being in the country for two weeks, the only vouchers we were able to use were the free $10 and $5 discount off a meal in their restaurant.
The casino has many slot machines aswell as 5 blackjack tables, roulette, Phil'Em UP, let it Ride and 2 Texas hold’em poker tables. All of the table games are in the non-smoking room. There is a smoking room that has more slot machines in if you wish to play and smoke at the same time!
There is a shuttle bus that will pick you put from your home address and drop you back home for free if you are a member. This is between 10am and 3am Sunday to Saturday.
The restaurant sells reasonable meals which I considered to be big portions. Some examples of meals would be chicken strips and fries, fish and chips, soups, salads, steak and duck. Opening times are 11am to 10pm, Sunday to Wednesday.
If you do not want a meal, there is a Deli that sells pizza by the slice, sandwiches, crisps and chocolate bars aswell as drinks.
If it's an alcoholic beverage you are after, head up to the Star Lounge or order at the Floor Bar.
With over 400 employees, the casino is one of Prince Albert's largest employers. The staff are friendly and the facilities clean.
- Casino and Gambling
Police and corrections Museum
The prisoners actually hated this device worse than the cat o 9 tails rack. It is the Paddle table, a prisoners was bent over the table tied down and pants pulled down, the spanked with a leather paddle with hole in it theat would leave welt on the prisoner not alowing him to sit for a week. Used into the mid 1960's.
Police & Corrections Museum
This rack was used until the mid 1960's. The prisoners were straped to this rack when they entered the correctional facility and whipped with a cat o 9 tails and when they had served there time and were ready to be release they were put back on the rack and whipped again just so they remembered what jail was all about...Ouch!!
Museum of Police & Corrections
These 2 buildings are located next to the visitors inforamtion center on the way into town on Hwy 2. We did not expect much but there was lots to see and the tour guides(college students) were so good and had so many stories that we stayed for a long time.
Prince Albert Historical Museum
Again the College kids here were so knowledgeable it made this museum come alive. Located on the river at the end of central avenue in Downtown.
Evolution of Education Museum
This building was right next to the police & corrections museum, lots to see and experience in such a small place.