William A. Switzer  Provincial Park
Activities & Events
  William A. Switzer on YouTubeWilliam A. Switzer on FlickrWilliam A. Switzer on TwitterWilliam A. Switzer on Facebook

Summer Recreation

Biking

  • Biking is allowed on several trails in the park.

Boating / Canoeing

Boating Restrictions

Lake 12 km/hr Speed Limit

Gas Powered Boats Allowed

Canoe/Electic Motors Only Boat Launch
Blue Lake

No

No Yes No
Cache Lake

No

No Yes No
Graveyard Lake No No Yes No
Gregg Lake Yes Yes No Yes
Jarvis Lake

No

Yes No Yes

Boating Safety

  • There are often many users on the lakes. Look out for your own safety and the safety of others.
  • Be familiar with safety tips, equipment and regulations.  

Interpretive Canoe Route

  • Check Advisories or with the Visitor Centre regarding water levels.
  • Jarvis Creek interpretive canoe route is approximately 4 km in length.
  • Interpretive signs, which can be viewed from the water, provide information on habitats, fish and wildlife. 
  • The interpretive route is the best section of the creek for beginners and children (rated "easy").  There are a couple of small portages over beaver dams.
  • More experienced canoeists can canoe Jarvis Creek from Jarvis Lake to Gregg Lake. This is a longer, more challenging route that goes through all five lakes. Low water levels, sweepers and portages make this route more difficult.
  • Note: there are no canoe rental operations in Switzer Park.  However, Switzer Park Paddleboard Rentals rents paddleboards.

Fishing

  • All five lakes have northern pike and lake whitefish.
  • The park also has stocked fish.
    • Trout pond is stocked with hundreds of rainbow trout each spring.  The pond is accessed by a short trail off the Cache Lake Campground access road.  
    • Jarvis Creek is stocked with brown trout in the valley near Cache Lake Campground and Graveyard Lake/Halfway Campground.
  • Check Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations for fishing regulations and restrictions.
  • Fishing licenses and Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) cards (required to purchase a sportfishing licence) are available online. Everyone between the ages of 16 and 65 must have an Alberta anglers license to fish. Seniors residing outside of Alberta must also purchase an Alberta angling license.

Hiking

  • Switzer Park has many spectacular trails for hiking.

Swimming