Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park

Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park

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name = Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park
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base_width = 200px
caption = Location of Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park in Alberta
locator_x = 95
locator_y = 92
location = Alberta, Canada
nearest_city = Grimshaw
lat_degrees = 56
lat_minutes = 13
lat_seconds = 43
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 117
long_minutes = 41
long_seconds = 22
long_direction = W
area = km2 to mi2| 0.8 |abbr=yes
established = March 01, 1956
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
governing_body = Alberta Community Development

Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada, located km to mi|10|abbr=yes north-west of Grimshaw in northern Alberta, west of the junction of Highway 2 and Mackenzie Highway.

It was named "Lac Cardinal Provincial Park", and was renamed to Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park in 1978, to commemorate the monarch's visit. [Cite web| url= http://www.cd.gov.ab.ca/enjoying_alberta/parks/planning/gateway/siteinformation.asp?id=110 | title= Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park | author= Alberta Community Development | authorlink= Alberta Community Development | year= 2005 | accessdate= 2007-03-06]

The park is situated on the eastern shore of Cardinal Lake, at an elevation of m to ft|640|abbr=yes and has a surface of km2 to mi2|0.8|abbr=yes. It was established on March 01, 1956 and is maintained by Alberta Community Development.

Activities

The following activities are available in the park: [Cite web| author=Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture| url=http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteactivities.aspx?id=110| title= Activities in Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park|accessdate=2007-07-14]
*Beach activities (including swimming and volleyball)
*Birdwatching (141 bird species have been observed)
*Camping
*Canoeing and kayaking
*Cross-country skiing (km to mi|4.5 non-groomed trails)
*Front country hiking
*Horseshoes
*Power boating, sailing, water-skiing and windsurfing

ee also

*List of Alberta provincial parks
*List of Canadian provincial parks
*List of National Parks of Canada

References

External links

*Cite web| author= Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture| authorlink=Alberta Community Development| url=http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=110| title= Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park|accessdate=2007-07-14


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