Birdwatching & Wildlife

With over 40 specially-designated recreation or informal natural areas, there is a lot of ground to cover with hiking boots and binoculars. Kalyna Country is especially blessed in terms of its bird population, which embraces 250 migratory species, half of whom settle in for the long days of summer. A particularly popular destination for serious bird watchers is Beaverhill Lake, near Tofield, a protected habitat for a wide variety of shore birds. Endowed with five provincial parks, a generous smattering of wetlands, and major sanctuaries like Elk Island National Park, the ecomuseum is a place for first-hand encounters with a delightful array of wildflowers and wildlife.

Elk Island National Park

Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Beaver Hills Initiative