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 info@cliffordelee.com).  Note that biking on trails is not permitted, nor is paddling on the marsh due to disturbance to waterfowl.

There is no hunting allowed on the site.  Geocaches are also not allowed on the property due to damage caused by off-trail use.  Note that it is preferred that people do not hang up feeders on the site as they can become an eyesore if not maintained and if not filled regularly the birds that have become dependent on this food source may suffer.

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.

When it snows, please feel free to help clear off a portion of the boardwalk with the shovels provided – every little bit helps.  Thanks to the many kind shovelers who are helping on this regard making the boardwalk much easier to use for all.

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 brochures 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

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.