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      • Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park is located along the western edge of St. Albert and Edmonton. 
      • The dominant feature is Big Lake, which makes up about 59 per cent of the park's total area. The lake is eight kilometres long and three kilometres wide at its widest point.
      • The former Big Lake Natural Area is part of the park.
      • The park is recognized as a globally significant Important Bird Area for its abundant and diverse bird populations, especially waterfowl and shorebirds.
      • Ducks Unlimited Canada constructed interpretive boardwalks to educate visitors about the ecological significance of the John E. Poole Wetland along the east shore of Big Lake.
      • There is a wildlife viewing platform along the eastern shore of Big Lake at the mouth of the Sturgeon River.  Access to the platform is off Riel Drive in St. Albert.  You can also access the platform from Red Willow Trail System in St. Albert, by following the trail west along the south bank of the Sturgeon River.  Check with City of St. Albert for more info.
      • Currently there are few facilities in the park.  However, planning is underway for future recreational and educational facilities. A management plan will be developed through a multi-stakeholder process as per our consultation framework, involving input from the public and other key stakeholders.
      • Find more information on the management planning process on our Management Planning webpage.
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      • Learn more about the nature and history of Lois Hole Provincial Park. Look into volunteering opportunities at the park.


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