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The future of Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park

Alberta Parks hosted a successful Open House on November 30.  You can still provide input into the Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park management planning process underway.

Park Boundary

Day Use


    Summer Activities

      Wildlife Viewing

    Note Permitted activities may vary within a park. Please confirm details with park staff.

    Natural Heritage

    • 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% of the park's total area. The lake is 8 kms long and 3 kms 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.
    • Lois Hole Provincial Park has lots of nature to enjoy and history to appreciate.
    • Check into volunteering opportunities at the park.


    • Ducks Unlimited Canada constructed interpretive boardwalks on the ecological significance of the John E. Poole Wetland along the east shore of Big Lake.
    • The wildlife viewing platform along the eastern shore of Big Lake at the mouth of the Sturgeon River can be accessed off Riel Drive in St. Albert.  You can also access the platform from Red Willow Trail System, by following the trail west along the south bank of the river.
    • Alberta Parks is working collaboratively with the public, stakeholders and Indigenous communities to develop a management plan.  Learn more about the management planning process for Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park.

    Lois Hole Centennial

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