Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park
The Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is a beautiful splendor in Alberta and not only includes the white sands and open waters of Devonshire Beach, but also excellent camping and hiking, and the northernmost bird observatory in Canada. Travel Alberta and Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation have information on the Provincial Park as well as the links for booking campsites at Marten River or Lily Creek campgrounds.
The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation and the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory showcase more than 220 species in the migration monitoring facility. The northernmost observatory in Canada, one can watch and learn about birds in the year round interpretive and educational center, exhibit gallery and gift shop.
The Trans-Canada Trail runs the expanse of the lakeshore of the Provincial Park, beginning in Slave Lake and connecting Devonshire Beach to Marten River campground. Used all year round, the Trail is regarded as one of the best cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails in Alberta.
Marten Mountain lookout point is also within the Provincial Park, offering exceptional views of Lesser Slave Lake and all of its surroundings. A scenic two-hour walk from the lookout down a forested path, discover Lily Lake, a tranquil and secluded lake that follows the sky scape.