Prairie Coulees Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-893-3777


Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size4,416.92 Acres  /  1,787.528 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.416/98
Administration / Information403-893-3777 
Regional OfficeSouth Regional Office
District Office Cypress
Natural RegionGrassland - Dry Mixedgrass 
Natural Region Description

This natural area includes several ravines and coulees adjoining the South Saskatchewan River. Noteworthy are a number of springs and associated plant communities (including many rare plants) that are under-represented in Alberta's parks and protected areas network. Incised valleys drain into the South Saskatchewan River valley. The area contains classic badlands features with spectacular coulee and valley landscapes. It's good habitat for many animals including golden eagle and other large birds of prey.

Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 
Updated: Oct 24, 2019