Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park, St. Albert
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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 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 »
  • Perfect atmospheric dog-walking weather along the boardwalk. Not as much scum on the ponds as a middle of the summer walk, but the marshes still make it tempting for our dog to think that he could run...  more »
  • The Lois Hole Provincial Park is a special place close to Edmonton and St. Albert. We enjoy it year round. Spring is especially good since there are many migrating birds resting on Big Lake. The board...  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.