Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

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Park Management

ClassificationProvincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size4,447.39 Acres  /  1,799.8 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.269/2010
Administration / Information780-960-8170 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Spruce Grove
Special DesignationsImportant Bird Area
Natural RegionParkland - Central Parkland 
Natural Region Description

This park preserves Big Lake, a freshwater wetland ecosystem surrounded by small deciduous and coniferous woodlands adjacent to the cities of Edmonton and St. Albert.

The lake is shallow and supports considerable emergent vegetation such as cattails and bulrushes. Big Lake supports a large nesting colony of Franklin's gulls, migrating flocks of tundra swans, and numerous nesting and migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. It has been recognized as a globally significant Important Bird Area. More than 220 bird species have been observed in the area.

Land Use Framework RegionNorth Saskatchewan 

Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park Management Planning

Alberta Parks worked collaboratively with the public, stakeholders and Indigenous communities to develop a management plan for Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park.

The park management plan provides current and consistent management direction to address different land uses occurring in the area, and to support conservation, education and recreation opportunities provided by the park.

For more information on the Alberta Parks management planning process:



Updated: Mar 5, 2019