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Holmes Crossing Sandhills Ecological Reserve

Information: 780-960-8170

Park Boundary

Day Use



      Wildlife Viewing

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

    • Note: Overnight camping and open fires are prohibited in Ecological Reserves.

    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 Ecological Reserve
    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 

    Public Safety

    Updated: Jun 19, 2017