In the Area...

Sanctuary Estates is surrounded with a lifetime of adventures. These are some that we thought you might be interested in.


Ministik Bird Sanctuary

Ministik was the first bird sanctuary established in Alberta in 1911. It's 20,000-acred terrain provides for a diverse array of habitat including an excellent undisturbed example of mixed wood boreal forest. Ministik Lake is home to many threatened migratory birds such as the American white pelican and blue heron. The landscape supports abundant populations of moose and white-tailed deer, and lesser populations of mule deer, lynx and coyote. Enjoy hiking, trail riding and birdwatching.

Directions: Located on Township Road 510 between Range Roads 205 and 212, Strathcona County.
Phone: (780) 464-7955


The Waskahegan Trail Association

The Waskahegan Trail Association (1969) is an example of a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to building and maintaining a public hiking trail that relies largely on access to private lands. The Waskahegan Trail is a 235 km long volunteer managed trail allowing excellent day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in a western portion of the BRAED area. The trail begins in Edmonton and goes south along the Whitemud and Blackmud Creeks, Saunders Lake and Coal Lake to the Wetaskiwin area, then east along the Battle River from Gwynne to Camrose. The trail continues north from Miquelon Lake Provincial Park through Ministik Lake Bird Sanctuary, Hastings Lake area, and the Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Recreation Area to Elk Island National Park. It then goes west along Ross Creek to Fort Saskatchewan. Monthly guided day-hikes are organized in Edmonton.



Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Recreation Area

Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation, Wildlife and Grazing Area is located immediately south of Elk Island National Park. This 97-square kilometer (37-square miles) area is a provincial multi-use site. The area integrates cattle grazing, wildlife management and public outdoor recreation activities such as cross-country skiing, mountain-biking, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding and snowmobiling.

Phone: (780) 922-3292


Trail Riding

Tri-County Snowmobile ClubMinistik Trails, Tri-County Snowmobile Club


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