Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary – Temporarily Closed – tentative opening June 1st (see below)

Located 33 km southwest of Edmonton’s city centre, the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary protects 348 acres of marshland, open meadow, aspen parkland and pine forest. The varied habitats of the Sanctuary attract a diversity of animals, including more than one hundred bird species, and provide excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.
The boardwalk and connected upland trails are easily navigated in summer by all skill levels, but they are not considered wheelchair accessible.  In winter, please feel free to help us clear snow off the boardwalk using the shovels provided – every little bit helps!
Check the Visiting Guidelines page for information about responsible site use.  Note: the Sanctuary has been temporarily closed due concerns with the COVID 19 situation.  It is anticipated that the site will reopen June 1st with modifications in place to allow access while still maintaining public health and safety.
Check out some of the wildlife you can see at the Sanctuary:

Animal Identification   |  Bird Identification   |   Plant Identification

Want a sneak peek? Here are some sounds of spring at the Sanctuary!

The Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary is a protected area in Parkland County with four hiking trails that are perfect for all ages to enjoy wildlife watching.