Coyote Lake, Alberta
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Located 100 kilometres southwest of Edmonton, the lake is situated within one of the richest biological areas of Alberta. Nestled in an area that features the dry mixed wood boreal forest to the north and central parkland to the south, the Coyote Lake area supports more than 22 mammal species, 154 bird species (nine of which are imperilled) and 266 plant species. The Coyote Lake Nature Sanctuary is open to the public for daytime visits and self-guided hikes along wetlands, through forest cover and open meadows.
Trail length: 7-8 kms of trails of varying lengths
Hike difficulty: Easy
Amenities on-site: Parking, gazebo and outhouse. Some additional seating is located by the lake and in the meadow off the parking lot.
Points of interest
- Coyote Lake
Species you can look out for
- eastern kingbird
- white-throated sparrow
- least flycatcher
- pine siskin
- Tennessee warbler
- red-tailed hawk
- great gray owl
- bald eagle
- From Edmonton, head south on Hwy. 2, then west on Hwy. 39 (exit at Leduc) and pass through Calmar.
- Once you are through the village of Calmar, turn right on AB 622 West (signs for Telfordville/St. Francis).
- Continue straight onto Township Rd 500, and turn left on Range Road 44.
- Follow the road for 1.6 kms to the parking lot.
When visiting the property, please:
- Respect the wildlife and other visitors.
- Travel on designated paths only.
- Ensure that all dogs are accompanied by their owner and controlled on a leash at all times.
- Refrain from lighting fires or smoking.
- Remove your own garbage, and pick up after your pets.
- Respect that the property does not permit the removal of any plants or animals.
Learn more about the Coyote Lake Conservation Area here >
All visitors to NCC properties do so at their own risk.