Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Parks Research and Management

Information: 780-960-8170

Park Management

Classification Provincial Park
Legislation Provincial Parks Act
Park Size 5,069.48 Acres / 2,051.54 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 9/2024
Administration / Information 780-960-8170
Regional Office Central Regional Office
District Spruce Grove
Management Plans Lois Hole PP - Management Planning Open House Handout
Natural Region Parkland - 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 Region North Saskatchewan
Updated: Mar 5, 2019