Holmes Crossing Sandhills Ecological Reserve

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-960-8170
Day Use is permitted. Outhouse facilities are open where feasible - be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Campgrounds open, starting June 1 at 50% capacity. Second RV units will not be permitted on campsites. We are monitoring our actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust as needed.

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Park Management

ClassificationEcological Reserve
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size4,899.07 Acres  /  1,982.65 Ha
Legal BoundaryHolmes Crossing Sandhills ER
Administration / Information780-960-8170 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Spruce Grove
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Central Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

Holmes Crossing Sandhills Ecological Reserve contains some of the best (and one of the few occurrences of) transverse dunes in Canada. The dunes are stabilized with jack pine-lichen forests. There are also a number of small lakes in the Reserve.

Land Use Framework RegionUpper Athabasca 
Updated: Jun 19, 2017