Holmes Crossing Sandhills Ecological Reserve

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-960-8170
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Park Management

Classification Ecological Reserve
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 4,899.07 Acres / 1,982.65 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 183/97
Administration / Information 780-960-8170
Regional Office Central Regional Office
District Spruce Grove
Natural Region Boreal 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 Region Upper Athabasca
Updated: Jan 25, 2023