Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park, St. Albert

(4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada, located immediately west from Edmonton and St. Albert. It was named after Lois Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.The park is situated on the shores of Big Lake, on the lower course of the Sturgeon River, at an elevation of 660m. It is maintained by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation and was established on April 19, 2005, on lands designated in 1999 as Big Lake Natural Area (part of the Special Places program). It is the latest provincial park to be established in the province, and Alberta's 69th provincial park.ActivitiesBirdwatching is a popular activity in the park: Species include Franklin's gull, tundra swan, black tern, eared grebe, northern pintail, yellowlegs, dowitcher, pectoral sandpiper, American avocet and other sandpipers. A total of 220 bird species have been observed in the area.
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  • This is a great place to take a walk. It is recognized as a globally significant "important bird area" becase of its diverse bird populations. 
  • What a resource ( walking distance form my home) one of my favorite walks in St Albert. You can cross Ray Gibbons Drive to access or walk under the bridge- this adds to the length of the walk or you c...  more »
  • This is a fantastic place to bike ride to and to walk thru the boardwalk... bring your camera for the lake and the wildlife! Note: If you go in the late summer the lake might not smell so great! The m...  more »
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  • Walkways are set up in an excellent fashion to preserve wildlife. Ran into a ranger and he was very friendly. Amazing view of lake, marshland around the lake, ducks, starlings, and so much more. This area doesn't seem overrun with people, but the wildlife behaves very used to people.
  • Beautifully maintained boardwalk through the wetland. Perfect for kids. Leashed dogs ok
  • A great place to be with nature without going too far. We love it here!
  • Peaceful and beautiful scenery close to Greater Edmonton. Ducks are a common sight in the park.
  • A lot of small lakes and waters. Cool animals everywhere and a great place to go for weekends.