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Amid the splendor of the boreal forest in north-central Alberta lies a tract of virtually unspoiled beauty filled with fish and wildlife, campgrounds, trails, parks and beaches, and many other natural wonders unparalleled in rugged-and-real beauty.

Here you'll find an abundance of lakes, rivers and trails to explore — in addition to the largest automobile-accessible lake in the province.

MD-Managed Parks in the Lesser Slave River Region

Canyon Creek Wildfire Legacy Park
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Officially opened July 1, 2016, the Canyon Creek Wildfire Legacy Park was created as a tribute to the region's bravery, resiliency, and hope in the wake of the devastating May 2011 wildfires. With the collaboration and support of the Red Cross and the Widewater Athletic Association, this rest area and one-of-a-kind playspace was built for the benefit of all who live, work, and play in the region.

The park overlooks the waters of Lesser Slave Lake.

Jean-Luc Deba Memorial Park
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In May 2012, the Jean-Luc Deba Memorial Park was created on the shore of Canyon Creek to honour the sole casualty of the devastating May 2011 wildfires that ravaged the Lesser Slave River region. Deba, 54, died the year prior when his Bell 212 helicopter crashed into the waters of Lesser Slave Lake while trying to drop water on the flames from a bucket attached to his helicopter.

Located near a collection of popular local camping and recreational facilities, the park offers a place of enjoyment and quiet reflection

Widewater Firehall Park
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Officially opened July 18, 2018, the Widewater Fire Hall Park is a fun and attractive community playground area that overlooks Lesser Slave Lake. As its name denotes, this little park is tucked in behind the Widewater Fire Hall.

With the collaboration and support of the Widewater Athletic Association, this scenic rest area and wheelchair-accessible playspace was built for the benefit of all who live in, or travel through, the Lesser Slave River region.

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