Prince Albert-Red Deer Forks Trail

The origin of the Prince Albert-Red Deer Forks Trail can be traced back to the early 1800s. It was primarily used by First Nations and Métis traders during the height of the fur trade. The trail connected Prince Albert, one of the province’s earlier settlements on the North Saskatchewan River, to the forks of the Red Deer and South Saskatchewan rivers, more than 400 km to the southwest, near present-day Leader. Although the trail connected two very important waterways, it was eventually replaced by branch line railways and surveyed roads.

James Winkel