Information on Story Maps, Downtown Walking Tour, Museum Tours, Archival Research Requests, Group Presentations and Off-Season Tours.

Story Maps

  • Prince Albert History: Late 1800s to the Early 1950s.  Pictures, maps, and written narrative about the founding, settling, schools, industries and growth of Prince Albert.
  • LaColle Falls: An Ambitious Endeavor of a Small City.  Pictures, maps, and written narrative about the LaColle Falls hydroelectric power project.  Construction started in the early 1900s and was never completed with cost overruns, city debt and doubt about the capability of the dam to generate enough power being the major issues.

The story maps were created by Alexander Benmerrouche with assistance from the Prince Albert Historical Society as part of a project he completed while attending the Prince Albert Campus of Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  The story maps are stored by the City of Prince Albert and available through the links on this page.

Downtown Walking Tour

Tour guides from the Historical Museum at 10 River Street East will take you on a walking tour of historic downtown Prince Albert. This story begins in 1866 and will show you the changes since then. The walking tours leave from the Historical Museum at 11 am and 2pm on Thursdays and Sundays during the summer season. Tours are also available upon request. 

Downtown Walking Tour Brochure (pdf)

June 2019 Thursdays 6, 13, 20, 27   Sundays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 2019 Thursdays 4, 11, 18, 25   Sundays  7, 14, 21, 28
August 2019 Thursdays  1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  Sundays  4, 11, 18, 25


Museum Tours

Tour guides are available at all museums during the summer season, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Learn about the history of Prince Albert and area, Canadian Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker, the story of police and corrections in the province or early Saskatchewan education.

Bus Tour

Tour guides are available for your bus tour of Prince Albert. Book your tour with our office.

Archival Research

With over 12,000 photographs, 300,000 negatives, and 12,000 documents, the Bill Smiley archive is a significant source of information for Prince Albert and area.
Please phone or e-mail our office to make arrangements to visit. You can contact the archives directly-

Group presentations and off season tours

One of our volunteers will be happy to make a presentation about Prince Albert’s history to your group. Please check the updated schedule of fees.

The Historical, Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections, and the Evolution of Education Museums are available for winter tours, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. Please contact the PA Historical Society office to make arrangements.

Prince Albert Historical Society
(306) 764-2992