Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary

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 and limited wheelchair access is available on request (gate needs to be unlocked – contact us with 36 hours advance notice at  There is no hunting allowed on the site.

You can help us out in winter by clearing snow off the boardwalk using the shovels provided.  Just shovel what you can from where the last person left off and leave the shovel leaning against the boardwalk for the next person to continue.  Note that we do not rent snowshoes or skies on site.

Hours of operation are: one hour before sunrise to sunset.  Users of the Santuary and parking lot outside of these hours may have their licence plate number recorded and reported to the RCMP for security reasons.

Birds Section

Birds you may find at the Sanctuary

Plants Section

Here are some of the many flowers that can be found in the Sanctuary.

Resources Section

Downloadable Resources with detailed information regarding many things you will find at the Sanctuary

Animals Section

Here are some of the animals you will find at the Sanctuary

Lee Nature Sanctuary Society Nature Convervancy Canada Ducks Unlimited
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