Central Alberta is a central hub for outdoor enthusiasts. With hundreds of kilometres of hiking options, any beginner or pro can spend a whole day on the trail. With terrains of all kinds, what adventure will you take next?
Urban municipalities and local user groups have been working together through an organization called the Central Alberta Regional Trails Society to plan and build trails throughout Central Alberta. It was here in 1924 that Alberta’s first federal migratory bird sanctuary was established on almost 118 hectares of protected land within the city limits. Peaceful, scenic and easily accessible – visitors and locals alike enjoy our excellent hiking and walking trails and recreation parks.
Trail enthusiasts will delight in the extensive community trail system throughout Blackfalds, which also connects the community to Red Deer and Lacombe via the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). The Abbey Centre holds the distinction of being the only place in Canada where the TCT travels indoors. Sponsored by Krest Homes, the TCT takes you from the outdoor TCT through to the second floor of the Abbey Centre and overlooks the Field House. Trail users may access this section of the Abbey Centre at no char
4500 Womacks Road
Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area offers stunning views of Crescent Falls and the Bighorn gorge. There are unserviced campsites available and a staging area for equestrian users.
115 unserviced sites and 52 powered (15/30 amp) sites. Cook shelter, fire pits, firewood (for sale), flush toilets, playgrounds, sewage disposal, showers, water (tap), and wheelchair accessible. Jarvis Bay Provincial Park offers camping and front country hiking in the summer, and snowshoeing in winter.
Jarvis Bay Provincial Park
Red Deer’s year-round home for natural history and environmental education. Exhibits, demonstrations, events, programs and Alberta’s first nature playground, the Nova Chemicals Imagination Grove ensures something for everyone. Since 1924, the Sanctuary has been protected as a federal migratory bird sanctuary. 5 km of trails, a bird blind and viewing decks leads you to a variety of habitats.
6330 45 Ave
Skadi Wilderness Adventures is a full-service backcountry guiding and wilderness training and adventure company located in a little-known yet spectacular wilderness in the Rocky Mountains around Nordegg, Alberta. Rustic cabins provide a unique base for individually tailored single- or multi-day trips for small or large groups led by certified guides and specialized training courses designed for all levels of interest and ability. We offer a variety of training, from corporate team building to ho
213 Grouse Meadow Lane
We’re an independent, locally owned tour company established in 2010 operating in Central Alberta. Our goal is to inspire you to play outside, explore the places we love and experience the activities we’re passionate about. Whether it’s a winter sightseeing tour exploring the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake, heading out on a day hike away from the crowds or spending an evening snowshoeing under the stars, we’re here to help you find your adventure.
Visitors can enjoy a walk on our nature trail to a tower overlooking the wetland. Nature lovers, both big and small, can “play like an animal” in our Co-op Community Wildlife Homes Playground. Please be aware that we do not have a public building at this time and therefore no public washrooms. MRWC is involved in the following activities to help wildlife: Providing care for injured, orphaned or compromised wildlife with the aim of returning them to appropriate wild habitats Promotin
41014 Township 360
Red Lodge Provincial Park, about 120 km (75 mi) north of Calgary, offers riverside camping in a mature spruce forest. Set up camp and swim, paddle or fish for trout, burbot and white fish in the Little Red Deer River. On this site on the shore of Little Red Deer River an English settler named Mr. Crichley had a craftsman build him a large log home. The logs were painted red, thus Red Lodge became the name of his ranch and later, the name of this park. 67 unserviced campsites and 39 powered (15/3
Red Lodge Provincial Park
This park is located near the transition of three natural regions: Boreal Forest to the northeast, Foothills to the west, and Parkland a short distance to the east. Organic bogs and fens cover most of the central portion of the park while sand dunes and sand plains cover much of the rest. Black spruce bogs, tamarack-swamp birch fens and open sedge fens more typical of the Boreal Forest approach their southern limit within the park. Park visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences, abunda
Sylvan Lake Provincial Park contains an expansive and naturally spring-fed lake, with two boat launches available at the marina and at Sun Breaker Cove on the north side of the lake; with a 1.6 km long sand and grass beach, it is one of the province’s most popular tourist destinations hosting over 900 thousand visitors every year. The area is home to yearly special events, including several beach volleyball tournaments, winter activities, and many community celebrations.
The Cavalcade Group Camp area is situated in the middle of the Kootenay Plains. The plains are unique grassland ecosystem found within a mountain valley offering interesting species to see. The campsites offer stunning views of the mountains surrounding the area. Easily access nearby hiking trails and rock climbing areas. The group camp is also a great staging area for other activities in the area. Siffleur Falls hiking trail is within a short distance from the group camp and is an easy hike for
Thompson Creek Provincial Recreation Area offers rustic RV and tenting sites along with wonderful views of the forests and mountains around it. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and wildlife viewing opportunities.
The Lodge at Panther River is a family owned and operated wilderness resort which opened in 1979. The love, passion, and hard work that has been put into this serene destination over the years shines through on the grounds right through to the staff. The gorgeous and unique lodge is where family and friends come to gather. With a gorgeous wood burning fireplace it is the perfect place to put your feet up and take it all in. Each authentic charming log cabin has its own covered ver
Kilometre 6 Panther Rd