Provincial Parks and Protected Areas
Invest a little quality time and discover a wealth of delights in Alberta's Provincial Parks and Recreation areas.
There are more than 500 sites covering 27,525 square kilometers in Alberta's parks and protected areas network. These preserve important ecological areas and provide places where people can enjoy and learn about Alberta's priceless natural heritage.
- View the incredible moonscape of a World Heritage Site at Dinosaur Provincial Park - Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Experience the rock art of Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park - Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park
- Climb a mountain in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park - Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
- Sunbathe or build a castle in the white sands of Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park - Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park
- Observe rare Trumpeter Swans at Saskatoon Island Provincial Park - Saskatoon Island Provincial Park
- Catch a trophy fish in Lakeland Provincial Park and Recreation Area - Lakeland Provincial Park and Recreation Area
Winter facilities, activites and special events are provided at some Provincial Parks and Recreation Areas. Cooking Lake/Blackfoot and Kananaskis are known for their extensive cross country skiing trails. Downhill skiers will enjoy the slopes at Cypress Hills Provincial Park and at Nakiska in Kananaskis Country. Limited winter camping services are available at some parks and lake access for ice fishing is also provided at many locations.
The parks with barrier free access to buildings, facilities and campgrounds are designated by a wheelchair symbol on highway signs. The degree of access available varies by location.
For current information on facilities and services, contact Alberta Parks, 2nd floor, 9820 - 106th street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J6, 1.866.427.3582 or visit the www.albertaparks.ca website.
You can reserve your Provincial campsite with the new Alberta Parks Reservation System. Please visit reserve.albertaparks.ca online or by telephone at 1.877.537.2757.