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.

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The Terrace Trail is a gravel recreation path that runs parallel to the Kananaskis River for most of the route, often dipping in and out of the aspen forest along the way. The route connects Kananaskis Village with the Galatea Day Use Area.
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Canmore
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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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Okotoks
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Much of the park is out in the open with some tree cover provided on the outskirts of the park. In the centre of the park, where much of the attention is focused, is McKay Lake surrounded by grass lawns.
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Ingram Rd
Brooks
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Some of the summer activities enjoyed in the Echo Dale Regional Park include swimming, hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, picnicking and lounging around on the large grass lawns.
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Medicine Hat
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Laycock Park is located along the Nose Creek regional pathway system in the community of Thorncliffe/Greenview
Hours: 5am - 11pm
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5979 6 Street NE
Calgary
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Stewart Canyon Trail is situated in the Lake Minnewanka region of the Banff National Park located northeast of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The Stewart Canyon Trail leads to a secluded, deep gorge canyon with white water rapids, polished boulders and high canyon walls.
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Banff
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Erin Woods Community Park is located in Southeast Calgary. This community park is great for community sporting activities or for the kids to burn off some energy at the kid's playground. Enjoy the open green spaces, winding walkways and towering evergreen trees.
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83 Erin Park Drive
Calgary
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Murray Reservoir, also known as Murray Lake, is a fun fishing hole in southeastern Alberta just a short road trip away from Medicine Hat.
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Township Road 102 & Range Rd 75
Medicine Hat
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The Park Lake Provincial Park was established in 1932 and is a popular destination for activities like swimming, picnicking, boating, canoeing, fishing, sailing, hiking, water skiing and camping.
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Lethbridge
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Crystal Lake, the shoreline wetlands and marsh-like areas are all protected nesting and mating grounds for many species of birds, most notably Trumpeter Swans.
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Grande Prairie
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Great Chief Park was named after Chief Maskepetoon who was a Cree leader of the 1800s. He was first a warrior and then a peacemaker.
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Red Deer
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Jacques Lake Trail is generally considered an easy trail as it has minimal elevation gains over the 12.2 km long one-way on-and-out and back trail. It is a great weekend backpacking destination with mountain views, wildlife and four wilderness lakes.
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Jasper
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The collection of parks and urban forests cover over 7400 hectares of land, measuring over 25 kilometres long. The valley of forest and parks is recognized as the largest continuous parkland in Canada.
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Edmonton
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The Chimney Trail is an educational interpretive walking trail located on the shores of the North Saskatchewan River at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.
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Rocky Mountain House
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The Bow River Trail is a walking, jogging, stroller, roller blading and wheelchair accessible pathway. It is mostly paved and considered a very easy going route. However..
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Lake Louise

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