Get outside and explore East Central Alberta Parks this year!
MIQUELON LAKE PROVINCIAL PARKEvery Thursday to Sunday, Miquelon Lake also holds Interpretive programs that include guided walks, family drop-in programs, and evening amphitheater programs. Visit the Alberta Parks website for all the info on program times and themes.
Click here for more details: https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/central/miquelon-lake-pp/activities-events/
If you're looking for somewhere to buy local this summer, you're going to want to stop by the Miquelon Lake Farmers’ Market open every Friday from 4-8pm. The market runs from June 28th to August 30th in the large parking lot located in the day-use area in Miquelon Lake - cash only. Shop their fantastic selection of local produce, preserves, meat, and more!
Play & Stay in the Beaver Hills! A popular destination only 20 minutes north of Camrose and less than an hour from Edmonton lies Miquelon Lake Provincial Park. The Park is home to a rich mosaic of poplar, aspen and white spruce forests and flowering shrubs. This landscape provides many opportunities to view an abundance of wildlife, especially of the winged variety – Miquelon attracts more than 200 bird species annually. It is also designated as part of the Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve.
Other Miquelon Lake opportunities for recreation include: canoeing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the 18 km of well-maintained back country trails. Partake in the numerous interpretive education programs that run throughout July and August or lead your own adventure by borrowing a Discovery Pack from the Park Centre. Finish the day with a marshmallow roast over a roaring campfire under the night sky. Stay the night in one of the 273 campsites or treat yourself to comfort camping in a yurt! Click here to book your stay: https://reserve.albertaparks.ca/campground/15-MiquelonLake or call 780-672-7274 for more information.
COOKING LAKE-BLACKFOOT PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA
If you’re more interested in an adventure-packed day trip, try Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. This massive landbase runs along the southern boundary of Elk Island National Park and offers free access to 170 km of back-country trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Home of the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival, the site offers some of the best cross-country skiing in Alberta. Come for the day with a picnic basket, a pair of binoculars in hand, and a spirit for nature exploration any day of the year. Check out the events in these parks at www.albertaparks.ca
COOKING LAKE / BLACKFOOT PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA - Back country camping for Youth/Education Oriented Groups only-reservations required. Recreation- interpretive programs, trails (170km), hiking, biking, x-c skiing, equestrian. E of Sherwood Park on RR 210 just past Twp Rd 524. 780-922-3293.
VERMILION » PROVINCIAL PARK - Open: Year-round. 111 sites, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers, wading pool. Services: (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horsehoe pits, mini-golf, interpretive programs, trails(20km), biking, x-c skiing, beach, swimming, canoeing. In town, follow signs. 1-877-537-2757.
CAMROSE COUNTY » MIQUELON LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK - Open: Year-round, 273 sites, day use area, showers, dump station, firewood, toilets, picnic shelter, group camping. Services: (P/N). Recreation: playground, golf, horseshoe pits, interpretive programs, trails (20 km) hiking, biking, beach, swimming, canoeing. From Hwy 21, 20 km E on Hwy 623. 1-877-537-2757.
FORESTBURG / FLAGSTAFF COUNTY » BIG KNIFE PROVINCIAL PARK – Open mid-May - mid-Oct. 50 sites, day use, playground, fishing, boat launch, trails (12 km), firewood, dump station, motorboats, canoeing, tap water. Services: (N), 8 Km West & 13 Km South of Forestburg on Hwy 855. 403-574-2341.
CHAUVIN » DILLBERRY PROVINCIAL PARK Open mid-May - Oct. 83 sites, flush toilets, dump stn. Services: (P/N). Recreation: beach, swimming, sport fishing, sand dunes, x-country skiing, hiking. SE of Chauvin on Hwy 17. 1-877-537-2757.
Get outside and explore Northeast Alberta Parks this year!Hike Esker Trail at Whitney Lakes Provincial Park, with its numerous rolling hills, providing excellent views along the glacial esker. Camp overnight in an old-growth forest of aspen, poplar, and spruce at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. Cast your line off the dock at Cold Lake Provincial Park and start to create a fish tale to lure in everyone. Stretch your wings at our interpretive programs as you learn about the flora and fauna within the boreal forest ecosystem.
From front-country cabins to back-country camping, come discover the landscapes and enjoy sharing time with your family and friends around the campfire - it's an outdoor enthusiasts dream!