Whether you're looking for a place to hike, cycle, paddle, ride, cross-country ski or snowmobile, you're sure to find a trail experience that resonates with you. Lesser Slave River's expansive trail system forms part of The Great Trail, offering a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways.
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.
Trans Canada Trail (referred to as The Great Trail since 2016) lays claim to the world's longest network of recreational trails. The Great Trail stretches nearly 24,000 kilometers from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Arctic oceans, linking Canadians in 1,000 communities.

Multi-Use Trails

Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park

The third largest park in Alberta, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park features the longest stretch of sandy beach in Western Canada, the easternmost foothills in the province, and home to the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO). The observatory is located on a migration corridor on the eastern shore of the lake and is the northernmost bird observatory in Canada. More than 230 bird species have been observed in the area, including 23 species of wood warblers. The observatory studies neotropical migratory songbirds and offers regularly scheduled bird banding demonstrations and bird hikes, "citizen science" projects for volunteers, and family bird watching packs. Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is home to some excellent hiking trails and one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the boreal forest.

Reservations
1.877.537.2757 or online at the Alberta Parks website.


Simple MD Map

MAP OF THE MD
Find Your Bearings in the MD

Get to know the Lesser Slave River region and its many wonders. Download this simple graphic map showing key routes and destinations in Slave Lake and surrounding communities.

Download Map

Cross-Country Ski Trails

Devonshire Beach to Northshore
Ski along the whispering sands trail to the beach road and the Trans Canada Trail to Northshore. Explore the south end of the park behind ancient sand dunes and through jack pine forests; crest the beach ridge and follow it to the Northshore Day Use Area. This trail has some small steep hills and descents.

For more information about recreational activities in and around Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, visit the Government of Alberta’s Tourism, Parks, and Recreation website by clicking here.

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