Wildlife

Nature like you've never seen it.

Lesser Slave Lake Region is one of the largest pristine wilderness areas in Alberta. Nestled in the scenic Provincial Park, the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory is the ideal place for wildlife viewing.

Depending upon the season, bird-watchers will see several species of migratory songbirds, the common raven, bald eagles, geese, rare trumpeter swans, numerous species of ducks, sharped-tailed grouse, spruce grouse and ruffled grouse. We also have willow ptarmigan, gray jay and boreal chickadee and several species of woodpeckers.

Mammals include boreal bison, moose, elk, woodland caribou, bears, cougars, timber wolves, fox, martin, wolverine and squirrels, snowshoe hare and lynx. The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation also provides a variety of interpretive and educational exhibits, events, and programs. Bring your camera and get set for an unforgettable adventure.

Be bear smart. Remember, when you’re exploring Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, you are in bear country. Both black and grizzly bears can be found in the park.

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Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

As goods and people come from Edmonton via steamboat, a small outpost called Mirror Landing was founded 70 km east of Sawridge, opposite what is now the Smith townsite. It supplied those making the journey to the Peace Country, and offered weary travellers food and rest. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

 info (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.849.4888
 1.866.449.4888
 780.849.4939

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