Many Provincial Recreation Places Marked For Removal From Park System in Southern Alberta


The provincial government has published a complete list of cuts to Alberta’s park system.

There are 11 full closures, including Little Fish Lake Provincial Park and Blériot Ferry Provincial Recreation Area near Drumheller, and nine partial closures – where the park is open to the public, but there will be non – services – including the removal of comfort camping in Dinosaur Provincial Park, northeast Brooks.

A further 164 parks have been identified for the proposed removal from the system, with UCP indicating that they are very small and underused.

In the immediate Lethbridge area, which includes Park Lake Provincial Park, Oldman River and chin Coulee Provincial Recreation Areas, little bow Reservoir, Travers Reservoir, Jensen Reservoir and highly acclaimed figure tank PRAs.

The government says these sites, and dozens of others, may remain open partnerships through First Nations, communities, and nonprofit or liberated public lands.

Several of the 164 sites have been used overnight and day / group, and it is not yet clear which areas are affected by the potential of third-party management. In order to request clarification of the environment and Parks, it has been answered so far, if the statement on the AEP website says “expression of interest for the process”, these Websites are under development. Further information on the Start of this process will be available by 1 May 2020. ”

Base camping speed, most campsites also need to rise to  and the prices of electricity, water, sewerage and showers will rise to  where services are available.

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