South Alberta Parks & Trails

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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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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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This Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada park is part of a flood plain and is identified as a riparian area with a sensitive eco system. At one time the parkland was a NWMP (North West Mounted Police) outpost monitoring the fur trade and policing whisky.
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Medicine Hat
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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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The Bertha Lake Trail highlight destinations include Bertha Falls and Bertha Lake. Both are accessed from the same trail. The trailhead is located near the campground in the Waterton Townsite.
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Waterton
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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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The pathway is paved and loops around the lake. Along the edges of the trail are various sitting benches ideal for sightseeing and birdwatching.
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Brooks
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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
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The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is a birding hot spot in Calgary, Alberta. The Nature Centre provides park information, trail maps and birdwatching checklists. Also at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is a day use picnic area and some washrooms.
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Calgary
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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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Rotary Park is situated on the hill north of Memorial Drive and east of Centre Street in the northeast. At the south end of Rotary Park is a beautiful vantage point called Jim Fish Ridge. Named for Jim Fish, a long-time parks visionary and supporter.
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617 1 St. N.E.
Calgary
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Saamis Tepee is a very recognizable landmark located easily in the community of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Towering at just over 65 metres (215 feet) the giant steel tepee looms over the Seven Persons Creek river valley and its coulees.
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Medicine Hat
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Bowmont Park is a large natural environment park that lies along the northern bank of the Bow River in the northwest part of Calgary
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85 St. N.W. & 48 Ave. N.W.
Calgary
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The park was created in 2000 and named after Wilbur Griffith who, with his wife Betty, donated a portion of their estate to The City of Calgary to be set aside as a nature preserve. Griffith Woods is classified as a Special Protection Natural Environment Park because of its overall environmental...
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Discovery Ridge Blvd SW
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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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