Directions to Park
Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP) newly established area will enable Alberta to contribute to the largest contiguous boreal protected area in the world. Includes the areas of Richardson River Dunes and Maybelle River Wildland Provincial Parks.
Note Permitted activities may vary within a park. Please confirm details with park staff.
|Classification||Wildland Provincial Park|
|Legislation||Provincial Parks Act|
|Park Size||771,137 Acres / 312,068 Ha|
|Administration / Information||780-743-7437|
|Regional Office||Northeast Regional Office|
|District Office||Fort McMurray|
|Natural Region||Boreal Forest - Athabasca Plain|
Boreal Forest - Peace Athabasca Delta
|Natural Region Description|
Richardson Wildland Park, located south of Lake Athabasca, is part of the largest sand dune complex in Canada. It protects the best of the paleo-longitudinal dunes. Formed soon after deglaciation by southeast winds, longitudinal dunes of this type, size and development are not recorded elsewhere. The park also contains paleo-parabolic dunes and riparian areas along the Athabasca River.
|Land Use Framework Region||Lower Athabasca|