Parks & Wilderness Area

Lois Hole Provincial Centennial Park

Situated west of the City of St. Albert, Lois Hole Provincial Centennial Park stretches over 11 square kilometres. In 1999 it was designated in the Special Places 2000 to preserve and protect the natural habitat and wildlife in the area. Lois Hole Provincial Centennial Park is an ideal place for viewing various water fowl, game birds and other wildlife species. The park has been identified as a key location for the production, staging and migration of waterfowl.

 

Cardiff Park

Located east of the Town of Morinville, Cardiff Park is a 160 acre Regional Park and is situated on several historic coal mine sites with evidence of the mines still visible. The park is for day use only and has single family and group picnic sites, picnic shelters, stand-up BBQ's and fire pits. Three playground structures are within the park. For the recreation enthusiast, there are horseshoe pits, one sand volleyball courts, four-fenced softball/slowpitch diamonds and four full size soccer pitches. Cardiff Lake, situated within the park, is a local fishing hole for trout and perch. Visitors can also enjoy a leisurely stroll or bike ride on the five kilometre "red ribbon" trail system, and in the winter enjoy cross country skiing. The Park is open from 8:00 am to 30 minutes after sunset.

For information or to book, contact the Agricultural Services department at 780-939-8349 or email agricultureservices@sturgeoncounty.ca

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Cardiff Park Map

 

Redwater Sandhills Natural Area

The Redwater Sandhills Area boasts one of the largest sand dune fields in the region and can be found in the northeast section of Sturgeon County near the North Saskatchewan River. It’s rolling sand hills are ideally suited for recreational vehicle day use. The area contains numerous natural trails and habitat indicative of the region.

 

Sandy Lake Wilderness Area

The Sandy Lake Wilderness Area is a unique area within Sturgeon County. This largely natural area is located on the western limits of the county. It is an environmentally sensitive area that includes pasture, woodlands and shore lands. Passive outdoor recreation, interpretation and education usage is encouraged.

For information on these areas, contact the Community Services at 780-939-8334 or 1-866-939-9303 – ext. 334.