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 O'Brien Provincial Park is best known as a popular picnic retreat, natural wilderness area and easy access point for the fishing the Wapiti River for trout, arctic grayling, pike and walleye.
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Grande Prairie
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The Kleskun Hills were first created over 70 million years ago from the accumulation of sand, volcanic ash and clay. Over time the layers hardened forming shale, coal and sandstone known as the Wapiti Formation. The retreat of the Ice Age carved out the hills and the wind and rain polished the hills
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Grande Prairie
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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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There is a museum and pavilion which are featured in Centennial Park - both are the centre of attention during events, meetings and festivals. Outside the buildings is a duck pond with a wooden bridge surrounded by fields of grass, a paved walkway and viewing benches.
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Grande Prairie
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During the summer months Bear Lake is an outdoor destination for activities and adventures like hiking, canoeing, swimming, kayaking, picnicking, swimming and birdwatching.
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Grande Prairie
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In total there are over 35 kilometres of trails in the region. During the winter 4 kilometres of the xc ski runs are lit for night skiing. The trail network consists of many loop routes. Some exploring a forest and others navigating the sand dunes above the Wapiti River leading to a viewpoint.
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Grande Prairie
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Muskoseepi Park measures 405 hectares and is divided into 6 sections - Bear Creek North, Bear Creek Reservoir, Centennial Park, Bear Creek Corridor, Bear Creek South and Crystal Lake.
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Grande Prairie
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The waterfalls are the main natural attraction in the park. And there are also two historic sites located in the park for viewing - an old creamery and fish hatchery.
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Cochrane
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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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Cochrane
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The Cochrane Ranch Historical Site is a day use park with large grass lawns, a walking trail, a picnic area, historical artifacts, an information centre, outdoor stage and washrooms.
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Cochrane
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The Leitch Collieries are a reminder of the early coal mining days. Built from sandstone, some with pillars, the structures are very impressive to view. The architecture was ahead of its time for coal mining.
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Bellevue
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Frank Slide is a historical sightseeing destination located near the community of Frank in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada. The slide is a historical natural disaster which was recognized in 1977 as a Provincial Historical Site.
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Frank
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The Badlands Trail is an easy-going, well maintained interpretive walking trail exploring the Canadian Badlands near the community of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. The trail is a popular pathway for learning more about the geography and history of the Canadian Badlands.
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Drumheller
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what really catches your eye and draws allot of attention in Centennial Park is the 26 metre (86 feet) tall Tyannosaurus Rex dinosaur. It is the "World's Tallest Dinosaur" and one of the most visited attractions in the Drumheller Valley.
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Drumheller
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Hoodoos (aka fairy chimneys and earth pyramids) are tall rock pillars created from soft sedimentary rock (sandstone) topped with a harder rock which is more resistant to time and the elements like wind and rain.
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Drumheller
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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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Drumheller
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Little Fish Lake attracts many birds to the region. Some arrive to nest, some to feed and others to rest as they migrate north to south. It is a popular birdwatching location which is remote and out of the way.
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Drumheller
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The Drumheller McMullen Island park is a popular day use area because of the proximity to the popular museum and the Red Deer River but.... more importantly the park is popular because it is situated in a lush green and treed environment which is unique for badland country.
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Drumheller
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The park is home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum (Dinosaur attraction), McMullen Park (day use picnic park) and the Badlands Trail (interpretive walking trail). It is one of the most visited parks in the Drumheller Valley region.
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Drumheller
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Nearby there are baseball diamonds, washrooms and a playground for children. The Newcastle Beach Recreation Area is ideal for group functions, tournaments, festivals and events. There is a camping area for groups who have booked the baseball diamonds for tournaments.
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Drumheller
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