Location: Southwest of Edmonton
From Edmonton, head south on Hwy 2, then west on Hwy 39. Pass through Calmar, Telfordville and St. Francis (total distance from the south side of Edmonton to St. Francis is ~ 70 km). The road becomes Hwy 622, then Township Rd 500. Turn left at Range Rd 44 and follow the road to the parking lot.
- A unique area that has not been affected by agricultural run-off
- It has a variety of habitats from Aspen forests to beaver ponds to lakeshore
- The property is designated into two parts: the Nature Sanctuary (320 acres/129 hectares) and the conservation area (480 acres/194 hectares)
Season to visit:
- best time for birding is Spring (May-June). The area also has significant wildflowers from April through August.
- The area has a variety of basic trails leading to Beaver Ponds and Meadows and overlooks on the lake.
- The Coyote Lake Nature Sanctuary is open to the public for daytime visits and self-guided hikes. Group walks and guided tours are available by prior arrangement through Nature Conservancy of Canada. Visitors may use the premises at their own risk.
- The forest areas can be very active with flycatchers, warblers, thrushes and other passerines while the lake is home to loons and ducks.
- Over 80 species are known to nest in the area.
For more information visit Nature Conservancy Canada