Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area

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Park Management

ClassificationProvincial Recreation Area
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size8,953 Acres  /  3,623 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.370/2007
Administration / Information403-845-8349  
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Rocky Mountain House
Management PlansEagle Point PP & Blue Rapids PRA - Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Park System Management Plan (2011)
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Central Mixedwood
Boreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area contains rolling uplands, steep banks and breaks along the North Saskatchewan River. The area is incised by numerous drainage gullies and small creek ravines. Some river terracing, flood plains and meander scars also occur. Vegetation includes mixed aspen/balsam poplar/white spruce/paper birch forests and aspen woodlands. There are diverse shrublands on hillsides and old river channels.

Land Use Framework RegionNorth Saskatchewan 
  • The Eagle Point-Blue Rapids park system is located along the North Saskatchewan River Valley near Drayton Valley. It’s comprised of Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area, almost 60 square kms of land in total.
  • The Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council is a non-profit organization that cooperatively manages the two protected areas. This collaborative multi-stakeholder organization is comprised of representatives from local municipalities, volunteer-based recreation and service organizations, industry, environmental organizations and Alberta Parks. Together, the Parks Council and Alberta Parks guide the funding, planning, operations and management of EPBR.



Updated: Jun 28, 2017