Provincial Parks & Wildlands

Boreal beauty at its purest.

The sun-sparkled water and endless white sand beaches of Lesser Slave Lake make this provincial park one of Alberta's best summer destinations. Just 2.5 hours north of Edmonton, the largest auto accessible lake in the province features resorts, campgrounds and marinas dotted along its shores. The town of Slave Lake anchors the southeast corner and has everything you need for your stay. Cycle, paddle, swim, fish and watch for wildlife. Hike up to Marten Mountain Viewpoint for a spectacular overlook of the lake. The Trans-Canada Trail runs the length of the lake shore and is used year round for hiking and cross-country skiing.

The entire north shore of the lake is protected, other reserves being Hilliard's Bay Provincial Park, Lesser Slave Lake Wildland and Grouard Trail Park Reserve.


Be bear smart. Remember, when you’re exploring Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, you are in bear country. Both black and grizzly bears can be found in the park.


Explore the Region's Provincial Parks & Wildlands

Chain Lakes Provincial Park is a provincial park located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains west of Nanton, Alberta, Canada. It was established along the Chain Lakes Reservoir. The Cowboy Trail runs along the eastern boundary of the park.

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Summer Activities

CMPG Camping HIKE Hiking elbo Electric Motors Only
FISH Fishing SWIM Swimming  elbo Power Boating

Cross Lake Provincial Park is located 62 km (39 mi) west from Athabasca and 57 km (35 mi) north of Westlock. The park is situated at an elevation of 655 m (2,149 ft) and has a surface of 27.7 km2 (10.7 sq mi). It completely surrounds Steele Lake, which is cruciform, hence its other name "Cross Lake". It was established on November 22, 1955 and is maintained by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.

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Summer Activities

CMPG Camping HIKE Hiking - Front Country CAN Canoeing/Kayaking
FISH Fishing SWIM Swimming  HOSH Horseshoes
POBO Power Boating WSKI Waterskiing WIND Windsurfing

Winter Activities

CCSK Cross Country Skiing ICFS Ice Fishing  
     

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Summer Activities

CMPG Camping CAN Canoeing/Kayaking elbo Power Boating
FISH Fishing    

This park includes the headwaters of Sawridge, Adams and Mooney creeks. Devil's club, mountain ash, elder and other plants typically associated with the western ranges of the Rocky Mountains have been found here. Forests containing stands of large white spruce, balsam fir, jack pine, balsam poplar & white birch occur on the ridge top. There are mineral wetlands and springs along the west-facing escarpment and one small lake near the park's southeast border.

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Summer Activities

FISH Fishing BHIK Hiking - Back Country HUNT Hunting
OHVO OHV Riding On-Site    

Hondo is part of a group of natural areas (including Otauwau and Saulteaux) used for botany research and study by the University of Alberta. Collectively, these sites represent a diversity of forest communities within easy access of Highway 2. Hondo Natural Area consists of a mosaic of undulating sand ridges and wet depressions with pine-lichen stands, mixed aspen-white spruce stands, black spruce-sphagnum fens, patterned fens and lake shoreline. The area provides excellent habitat for wildlife.

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Hubert Lake Wildland Park consists of a sand dune complex and numerous small lakes and wetlands. Jack pine is the dominant tree species on the dunes. Intervening depressions support black spruce and larch, with open fens in wetter areas. The park is an important nesting area for great blue herons and sandhill cranes. A small caribou herd wanders in and out of the park.

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Summer Activities

BCNT Camping - Back Country BHIK Hiking - Back Country HUNT Hunting
OHVO OHV Riding On-Site WILD Wildlife Viewing  

Winter Activities

SNVO Snowmobiling On-Site    

Just 2.5 hours north of Edmonton, the largest auto accessible lake in the province features resorts, campgrounds and marinas dotted along its shores. The town of Slave Lake anchors the southeast corner and has everything you need for your stay. Cycle, paddle, swim, fish and watch for wildlife. Hike up to Marten Mountain Viewpoint for a spectacular overlook of the lake. The Trans-Canada Trail runs the length of the lake shore and is used year round for hiking and cross-country skiing.

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 780.849.7100

Summer Activities

BEAC Beach BDNG Birding CMPG Camping
CAN Canoeing/Kayaking ee Environmental Education  FISH Fishing
grcm Group Use HIKE Hiking - Front Country HOSH Horseshoes
intt Interpretive Program CYC Mt. Biking/Cycling POBO Powerboating
SAIL Sailing SWIM Swimming WSKI Water Skiing
WIND Windsurfing    

Winter Activities

CCSK Cross Country Skiing  SNVO Snowmobiling On-Site  SNSH Snowshoeing

Wetlands and forests in this park support a variety of wildlife. Lakes contain walleye, pike, perch and lake whitefish and are important habitat for beaver, muskrat and waterfowl. Orloff Lake has a great blue heron colony. Younger forests in the park contain white spruce and aspen. Mature forests contain birch and balsam poplar. White spruce and balsam fir dominate old growth stands. Black spruce and larch occur in wet areas.

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Summer Activities

BCNT Camping - Back Country CAN Camoeing/Kayaking FISH Fishing
BHIK Hiking - Back Country HUNT Hunting  OHVO OHV Riding On-Site
POBO Power Boating WILD Wildlife Viewing  

Winter Activities

CCSK Snowmobiling On-Site    

Saulteaux is part of a group of natural areas (also includes Hondo and Otauwau) that is used for botany research and study by the University of Alberta. Collectively, these sites represent a diversity of forest communities within easy access of Highway 2. Saulteaux contains upland pine and mixed aspen and white spruce forest. Moister areas have black spruce/Labrador tea/feathermoss forest.

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Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Lesser Slave River region hosts the Show n’ Shine Car show, Geocaching events, an Easter Family Egg-stravaganza, Relay for Life, Community Corporate Challenge, Spooktacular Halloween Party, and various Christmas Charity events. With all of these events, there is something fun for everyone almost every weekend in the Region. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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