Wild Rose Country is a magical place, with more trees, stunning views and experiences than we can count but this summer, we’re going to try! Want to come along? Visit, admire and enjoy some of the most incredible spots the province has to offer on Parks Day in Alberta and watch the mountains, lakes and rivers come to life.

Meant to celebrate Alberta’s natural beauty, conservation efforts and outdoor activities, the 93rd annual Parks Day will take place on July 15th and showcase beaches, picnic spots and hiking trails all over the map.

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“Protecting over 27,600 square kilometres of the province, more than four times the size of Prince Edward Island, the extensive system of almost 500 provincial parks and protected areas ranges from conservation-focused to recreation-focused parks,” they write.

“From the hot, dry badlands, to vast boreal forests, to alpine tundra, Alberta Parks hold some of the most diverse, unique and breathtaking landscapes in the world.”

Luckily, for those who might be overwhelmed with choice – here are 10 parks that will be offering fun activities for the whole family this year!



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Fill in your passport to win a prize, enjoy some art in the park, participate in a relay race, a campfire sing-a-long or inspect aquatic critters. Aspen Beach will be FREE and fun to visit on the 15th.

Where: Aspen Beach Provincial Park – Lacombe County, AB
Time: 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Sandcastle competitions, a guided hike with a ranger, a photo scavenger hunt and a colouring contest? Dillberry Lake Provincial Park will also be offering a day’s worth of fun activities this month.

Where: Township Rd 420, Chauvin, AB
Time:  11 am – 6 pm



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Get out and about! This Parks Day Cold Lake will have displays and will host games and a scavenger hunt! What could be better?

Where: Township Rd 632A, Cold Lake, AB
Time:  All day


Located in Alberta’s badlands, Dinosaur Provincial Park is truly one of a kind. This summer in celebration of Parks Day Alberta, participate in games, contests, colouring and a treasure hunt!

Where: Dinosaur Provincial Park, AB
Time:  All day



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Whether you visit the ranger station, get your face painted or participate in the ‘take-a-hike’ challenge, you’re bound to have a blast at Miquelon Lake on the 15th. In addition to this – they’ll also be giving away prizes and hosting a big scavenger hunt!

Where: 20514 Sec Hwy 623, Camrose County, AB
Time:  All day


This July check out Beauvais Lake in Pincher Creek where they’ll have a photo scavenger hunt, nature bingo and evening family programming at the amphitheatre from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Where: Pincher Creek, AB
Time:  All day



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Located in Kananaskis, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is an Alberta favourite and this July you’ll be able to celebrate everything that makes it so special. On the 15th, check out the Elkwood Amphitheatre and enjoy a theatrical performance, guest presenters, a prop talk and a craft and art table!

Where: AB-40, Kananaskis, AB
Time:  10 am


It’s a park party! This year, check out Youn’gs Point and enjoy a scavenger hunt, nature activities, prizes and more.

Where: Youngs Pt Rd, Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, A
Time:  1:30 pm – 3 pm



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Looking for something to do all weekend long? Head to Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park on Friday and participate in a scavenger hunt Friday evening, then enjoy interactive family activities between 1 pm and 4 pm at the campground amphitheatre.

Where: Unnamed Rd, Lac la Biche, AB
Time:  1 pm – 4 pm


Up for a bit of a drive? This Parks Day head to Figure Eight Lake just outside peace river for games and activities, then take a dip in the water!

Where: County Of Northern Lights, AB
Time:  1 pm – 8 pm

And there you have it! 10 Alberta parks that will be offering fun activities for the whole family on July 15th, 2023. Now get out there and enjoy! it’s going to be an action-packed day!