South Alberta Parks & Trails

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The Writing on Stone Provincial Park is, first and foremost, a National Historic Site of Canada. A protected area. A special park because , long ago, the land was the hunting grounds and a transportation route for the Blackfoot First Nation people. And they left behind their stories for us to cheris
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Lethbridge
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Heritage Park is a working village, hosted by pioneer actors, measuring over 51 hectares (127 acres) along the shores of the Glenmore Reservoir. Some say it is the largest historical working village in Canada.
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Calgary
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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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Little Bow Provincial Park is one of the most popular and visited recreation destinations near Vulcan, Alberta, Canada. There is a campground for overnight stays at the reservoir and there is a picnic area for day trips to the reservoir.
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Vulcan
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The Akamina Lake Trail measures about 1 kilometre (return) and enjoys little, if any, elevation gain. The route begins from Cameron Lake. It is a suitable walking route for all ages and abilities, however, it is not wheelchair friendly.
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Waterton
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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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The trail follows Lineman Creek most of the way through a forest environment. As the elevation increases the forest thins out and the trail breaks out onto a mountain slope with views of the falls.
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Waterton
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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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Writing-on-Stone (Áísínai’pi in Blackfoot) Provincial Park lies in the Milk River Valley near the Canada/U.S. border in southern Alberta. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019 for its sacred landscape and rock art.
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Milk River
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The Okotoks, Alberta, Canada Sheep River Park is a base for activity and a good launching point for activity. The park includes a day use area, washrooms, children's playground, large grass lawns, groves of trees and, even, a fitness circuit.
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Okotoks
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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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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 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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Confederation Park is one of Calgary`s most popular green spaces for year round activities and events.
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905 30 Avenue NW,
Calgary
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Baker Park is the most frequently requested park for outdoor weddings. The park has features which support spectacular wedding photography opportunities. They are: The Sun Bowl, Wildflower Mount, and the Eight Pillar Archway
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9333 Scenic Bow Rd. N.W.
Calgary