Natural Areas

Parkland County
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The quick getaway you can’t wait to get back to

The botanical region of Parkland County is where people come to get in touch with nature, without going completely off the grid. Experience the serenity of the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, or go all-in on family fun at the Edmonton Corn Maze.

If exploring is more your style, then the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary might be more your speed, with 348 acres of protected marshlands, meadows and forest. It’s the perfect spot to reconnect with the land and see over 100 bird species.

Point of Interest

University of Alberta Botanic Garden

The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is so much more than JUST a garden. It’s an enriching cultural experience, a place to recharge and a chance to feel a moment of pure relaxation. Explore cultural gardens, climate-hardy plant collections, indoor showrooms and more.

Point of Interest

Edmonton Corn Maze

The Edmonton Corn Maze features an incredible new design each year. But don’t get completely lost, because there’s still an area to interact with farm animals, the Corn Cob Express to ride, haystacks to climb and so much fun to be had!

Bunchberry Meadows

Bunchberry Meadows is an incredible aspen parkland. It’s also a refuge for moose, deer, owls and songbirds, meaning you have a great chance at seeing wildlife while you explore the 8+ km of trails throughout the area.

Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area

With over 480 acres of woodland and 14 km of trails in the densely wooded north of Parkland County, Chickakoo Lake is a perfect spot to park the car and lace up your hikers. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, beavers and migrating waterfowl as you hike.

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