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Local Natural Areas

These are destinations in the Edmonton area where you can go to walk trails through forest and meadow, see wildflowers, hear the birds sing, listen to the frogs croak, and watch the pollinators do their thing. 

Beaver Hills Biosphere

Located east of Edmonton, this is a UNESCO-designated region in which communities work together with nature to conserve biodiversity and to develop the economy in an environmentally sustainable manner. 


Bunchberry Meadows

Located in Parkland County, just southwest of Edmonton, this special area is an important wildlife refuge with a number of unusual and diverse plant communities. ENPS maintains several native plant demonstration beds on the site. 

Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary

Located southwest of Edmonton, this sanctuary is a good place to see a variety of wetland plant species, to birdwatch, and to view wildlife. 

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Edmonton's Natural Area Parks

Many neighbourhoods in Edmonton have easy access to natural area parks. Click below to find out if there is one close to you.  

Wagner Natural Area

Located west of Edmonton, this small protected area of boreal forest is a hidden wetland gem where you can find unusual plants, amphibians, birds and insects. 

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