Parks and Trails in Alberta

Parks in Alberta, Canada provide travelers an opportunity to explore the wilderness landscapes, eco systems and communities of the province, as well as, discover the history of the province of Alberta.

Click the Alberta Regions below to view parks, trails and places in that area.

Fish Creek Provincial Park is a year round recreation destination, wildlife sanctuary and day use park located south of the community of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in the Southern Alberta region of Canada.
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Yamnuska translates to "wall of stone." Its sheer 500' face can be seen from the TransCanada and the peak is often in the clouds.
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The Punch Bowl Falls is a sightseeing destination located near the community of Jasper, Alberta, Canada in the Jasper National Park. The falls are easily accessible and provide some waterfall moments without much effort.
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Today, Ghost Lake is a recreation destination for many who like to play on the water. There is a recreational campground, day use picnic area, marina, boat rentals and a chandlery.
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Established in 1982, the nature reserve is the site of the Helen Schuler Coulee Centre and interpretive walking trails. The centre is a good source for wildlife education and for interpretive programs.
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It is an area well documented with fossil discoveries of dinosaurs. There have been over 35 dinosaur discoveries recorded in the region uncovering fossils dating as far back as 70 million years ago. That was then and this is now.
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Beauvais Lake Provincial Park is located in Southern Alberta near Pincher Creek in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Recreational opportunities include camping, hiking, birding, boating and more in a super scenic environment.
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Johnson Lake is a popular recreation and beach destination located east of the community of Banff Alberta, Canada. The lake neighbours Fairholme Mountain Range and falls within the montane zone (grasslands and forests) of the Banff National Park.
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The Erratic Rock, today, is a tourism attraction in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. There is a walking trail leading out to the rock. There are information signs located along the route. The trail then loops behind Big Rock before it loops back to the parking lot. Short and sweet.
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The Coal Banks Trail is a network of pathways measuring over 30+ kilometres long popular for walking, biking, jogging, roller blading and sightseeing. The trail system is very baby stroller and wheelchair friendly in many sections.
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McGregor Lake Reservoir is a recreation area and popular water sport destination located east of the community of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada in the Southern Alberta Foothills region of the Canadian Badlands.
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The Crimson Lake Park enjoys various natural wilderness landscapes including foothills forests to the west, aspen forests to the east and wetland bogs to the north.
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Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park in Calgary, Alberta is a 809 hectare park and the largest riparian eco system in North America. It is the original home of the Siksika, Kainawa and Piikuni First Nation people... and it is the site of the 1977 "Treaty #7" signing.
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During the summer months some of the activities enjoyed in the park include picnicking, walking, jogging, biking, horseshoes, water fountains, cricket and baseball.
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The Elbow River Valley and the village of Bragg Creek is a popular destination for a wide variety of outdoor adventures year-round because it covers such a vast area of protected parks and wilderness forests.
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