Lois Hole Centennial  Provincial Park
Lois Hole Centennial PP
  • Advisory/Notice
  • Closure - June 27, 2014
    Boardwalk

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 will be developed for day use only. Currently, there are few facilities. Planning is underway for future recreational and educational facilities in 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 is constructing interpretive boardwalks to educate visitors about the sensitive ecology of the area.

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
  • From Red Willow Park trail system in St. Albert (follow the trail west along the south bank of the Sturgeon River).

Lois Hole said "If we hope to preserve our way of life, the first thing we must do is rediscover our respect for the land, the water, and the entire natural world.  And if we do manage to regain that respect, then we must make sure that human beings never lose it again." 

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