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 Orkney Lookout viewpoint in Drumheller, Alberta is easily accessible, enjoys a large gravel parking lot and is RV friendly... although the short gravel road accessing the viewpoint can be a bit rough.
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Drumheller
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The Red Deer River Nature Trail near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada is a paved and, sometimes, gravel trail popular for hiking, birdwatching, biking, jogging and roller blading. The trail is wheelchair and baby stroller friendly in many areas.
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Drumheller
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Riverside Park in Drumheller, Alberta enjoys large grass lawns ideal for play. Bring a frisbee, basball glove or any other activity which needs a little space. There are many trees providing plenty of shade too... and a few floral gardens and rock gardens adding color and scents.
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Drumheller
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The green space area along the Oldman River is home to narrow leaf cottonwood trees and many wildlife species. Some of the wildlife sightings commonly viewed in the park include waterfowl., beaver, deer, pheasants, white tailed rabbits and muskrat.
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Fort MacLeod
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The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump preserves and protects the actual site of a buffalo hunt. The site is the oldest buffalo hunting grounds of its kind in North America. And in 1981 the site was recognized as a UNESCO Heritage Site.
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Fort MacLeod
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Inside the high fortified walls of the wooden fort are historical exhibits and displays of the Northwest Mounted Police and First Nation people dating back to when the NWMP first arrived in 1874. At that time Fort MacLeod was the main headquarters for the police for all of western Canada.
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Fort MacLeod
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Activities enjoyed in the Oldman Dam Recreation Area include kayaking, camping, birdwatching, canoeing, picnicking, boating, sailing, fishing, and wind surfing. There are boat launches located along the shores of the Oldman River reservoir, as well, as roof top canoe launches.
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Fort MacLeod
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When visiting Emerson Lake there are people walking their dogs, jogging, roller blading, taking day strolls, picnicking and birdwatching. Some stay in the park while others continue exploring on the Happy Trails Pathway.
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High River
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Some of the waterfowl sightings in the Frank Lake area include Northern pintail, Lesser scaup, Ring-necked duck, Canvasback, Green-winged teal, American wigeon, Northern shoveler, Bufflehead, Ruddy duck, Snow goose and Tundra swan.
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High River
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The Happy Trails Pathway measures about 17+ kilometres in total. The trail is paved, mostly easy going and well maintained. Along the pathway are various access points leading to local parks, recreation facilities, lakes, historic sites and attractions.
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High River
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Sheppard Park was established in 1995 and measures 5.2 hectares (13 acres) in size. The park grounds, once a pioneer homestead, consist of many historic buildings, artifacts and historical exhibits.
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High River
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The pathway in the Sunshine Lake area, the lake itself, the large sprawling grass lawns, the sightseeing benches and the Happy Trails Pathway provide an opportunity for many activities in High River, Alberta.
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High River
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Each of the three trails leads to natural viewpoints with views of the Oldman River and overlooking a valley of rolling coulees. The trails explore a grassland prairie environment with groves of cottonwood trees surrounded by clusters of saskatoon and buffaloberry bushes.
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Lethbridge
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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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Lethbridge
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This Lethbridge, Alberta nature preserve provides an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the local wildlife in the region with a special focus on the birding wildlife.
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Lethbridge
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Henderson Park measures 47 hectares (117 acres). It is a well developed and well visited park popular for many activities including walking, dog walking, roller blading, jogging, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, birdwatching, sightseeing, picnicking and much more.
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Lethbridge
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Indian Battle Park includes a playground, picnic areas, the Coal Banks Interpretive Site, the Gault Museum, Elks Recreation Centre and the Fort Whoop-Up Historic Site
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Lethbridge
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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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Lethbridge
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The 43 hectare (106 acre) Nicholas Sheran Lake Park is a neighbourhood park with large grass lawns, groves of cottonwood trees, a recreation trail, a day use picnic area, a playground and access to sports fields.
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Lethbridge
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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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