Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

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Park Management

ClassificationProvincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size1,636.26 Acres  /  662.17 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.117/2010
Administration / Information780-623-5455  
Regional Office
District OfficeNortheast Regional Office
Special DesignationsImportant Bird Area
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

This park is located on an island accessed by a 2.5 km-long causeway. The park includes all of the islands in the eastern basin of Lac La Biche including Black Fox Island and High Island. The area is renowned for bird watching and is the site of a cormorant nesting colony. Black Fox Island played an important role in Alberta's history - it was a refuge for the Grey Nuns and the children they cared for during the Riel Rebellion; it also served as a fishing camp. The island contains two prehistoric pottery sites with artifacts dating to 1520. High Island, a flat-topped island in Lac La Biche, features grasslands and scattered shrub and serves as a loafing area for white pelicans.

Land Use Framework RegionLower Athabasca 
Updated: Apr 21, 2022