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Welcome to the Asessippi Parkland Region.

Here in the Asessippi Parkland, north and south of the Yellowhead Highway, the land rolls, the water flows and the stories are easy to come by. We’ve got stories for every season here. Come create your own amongst deep river valleys, lakes, historic downtowns, and remote forest cabins, all underneath wide open skies.

Ice Shacks sit snug on singing ice, smoke wisping from woodstoves, as children play on snowbanks. Snowmobiles wind their way through boreal forests. Bright laughter erupts as snow-tubers tumble down the hill as skiers glide past at Asessippi Ski Area and Resort. Day’s end beckons with quiet conversations in cozy ski lodges or rowdy wing nights at The Fox & Barrel.

Prairie crocuses call out spring’s arrival along the Trans-Canada Trail as it threads its way through the challenging Bear Creek Valley or through Asessippi Provincial Park.

Hazy, slow summer days can be spent amongst some of North America’s finest trout and walleye fisheries. Or relax by the fire, gaze upward as sparks fly up to an endless blanket of stars in any of our fine campground accommodations.

Fall time geese speckle the sky as they head from northern tundra to the south while swaths of poplar gold dazzle as you descend into our river valleys.

Year round stories from people and times past are here too. Stop in at the Inglis Grain Elevators National Historic Site to  see the connection point between land and the rail lines moving prairie grain to far flung markets. Wander under Russell’s Arches and their developing Living Museum, an outdoor public art installation, or take a self-guided tour of their historic downtown or how about a horse trail ride. Or carry a story home with you about authentic encounters with locals at our annual small-town Canada Day festivities, rodeos, or Russell’s Beef and Barley Festival.

Asessippi Parkland is the place where you choose the pace and the place by which to set new memories. This is land filled with story. Come create yours!

~ A Reason for All Seasons ~