We are fortunate to be able to host this race in a national park, especially one that is as beautiful as the Prince Albert National Park. With the beauty comes a small fee to ensure that the park can continue to provide all that it does. It is not uncommon to see elk and deer on the bike course and be surrounded by the incredible boreal forest throughout the race. It has been said that it is one of the most beautiful courses in western Canada. Nothing compares to it in Saskatchewan.
“All revenues from fees at national parks and national historic sites and national marine conservation areas are reinvested at the location where they are collected for new services and products and such purposes as maintenance, repairs or replacement of aging visitor facilities as well as to enhancing visitor experiences. Prices are set to ensure a good value to visitors as well as a fair economic return for taxpayers based on market value and rates.”~ From the Parks Canada website