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Explore Wetlands in Alberta

Wetlands are beautiful places to relax and connect with the outdoors. Explore Alberta’s wetland destinations, ready for your visit any time of year.

Antelope Creek Ranch

Visitors are always welcome at the Antelope Creek Ranch, where wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities abound. The ranch is a great place to learn about the native mixed grass prairie and is an active pheasant release site. Access on TWP Rd 190, or RRD 160A. Parking, Dedication cairn. Brooks, AB.

Boreal Wetland Centre

This hands-on outdoor centre provides innovative industry solutions, demonstrating avoidance and minimization practices, testing out new ideas, and educating diverse groups about critical habitat and environmental stewardship. Located on Treaty 8 Territory. Trails, Parking, DUC Wetland Centre of Excellence educational site. Grande Prairie, AB.

Bow Habitat Station

This unique setting allows everyone to get a hands-on look at Alberta’s fish, wildlife, water and aquatic attractions. Enjoy exhibits in the discovery centre or a stroll through the interpretive wetland. Adjacent to Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, east of downtown Calgary. Open year-round. Discovery centre, Trails. Inglewood, AB.

Bullshead Conservation Area

Enjoy an amazing view of the Cypress Hills visiting 1,460 acres (591 hectares) of native grasslands and restored wetland basins owned and managed by Ducks Unlimited Canada. NW entrance from Eagle Butte Rd TWP 92, NE entrance from RRD 43, SW entrance from RRD 45. Historic farm site, Hidden gem. St. Albert, AB.


This richly varied habitat of 1,120 acres (453 hectares) is part of a larger, multi-group project in the Parkland Buffalo Lake Moraine. Wildlife include moose, deer, birds, and a balsam poplar grove recognized by the Heritage Tree Foundation of Canada. East access off Hwy 56; West access off RR 20-0. Hidden gem, Interpretive trails. Stettler, AB.

Clifford E. Lee Sanctuary

Take in the sights and sounds of the wetlands in this protected area with four hiking trails that are perfect for all ages. From Highway 60 (Devon Highway), turn west at Woodbend Rd. (Township Road 514) and then south on Sanctuary Rd (Range Road 264) and continue to parking area on the right. Trails, Boardwalk, Viewing stands. Parkland County, AB.

Frank Lake Conservation Area

This wetland provides critical habitat for a variety of wildlife and is one of Canada's Important Bird Areas. Once completely dry, the habitat was revitalized through a progressive partnership between industry, government and Ducks Unlimited Canada. Located 50 kms southeast of Calgary. Parking, Viewing stand, Trails. High River, AB.

John E. Poole Interpretive Wetland

Big Lake is a recognized Important Bird Area with critical habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds. The wetland is connected to the Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park and St. Albert’s nature trail system. Interpretive trails, Boardwalk, Viewing stands, Parking, DUC Wetland Centre of Excellence educational site. Big Lake, AB.

Shell Buffalo Hills

This 6,238-acre (2,524-hectare) property is an example of knob-and-kettle topography. Rolling hills and wetland basins provide exceptional waterfowl habitat in native grassland, tame grassland and wetlands. Note: Bison graze throughout the site. E on TWP 194 off RRD 234; off of TWP 192. Native grasslands, Dedication cairn, Hidden gem. Mossleigh, AB.

Our work in Alberta

Our work in Alberta

From native prairie grasslands, to the aspen parkland to the boreal forest, our landscape and environment supports our way of life, our well-being, and our economic prosperity in Alberta.

Stories from Alberta

Stories from Alberta

Read about our conservation work in Alberta, wetland projects, landowner success stories and more.

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