Sheep River Provincial Park

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Sheep River Provincial Park
Sheep River Falls Dwayne Reilander-1.jpg
A series of waterfalls near the headwaters of the Sheep River
Map showing the location of Sheep River Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Sheep River Provincial Park
Location of Sheep River Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country
LocationKananaskis, Alberta, Canada
Nearest cityTurner Valley
Coordinates50°40′N 114°40′W / 50.66°N 114.66°W / 50.66; -114.66Coordinates: 50°40′N 114°40′W / 50.66°N 114.66°W / 50.66; -114.66
Area60.2 km2 (23.2 sq mi)[1]
Governing bodyAlberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Kananaskis Country Campgrounds[2]

Sheep River Provincial Park is a provincial park located in Alberta, Canada, 23 kilometres (14 mi) west of Turner Valley on highway 546. It is part of the Kananaskis Country park system and encompasses a portion of the Sheep River valley.

Located on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, the park includes the Sheep River Wildlife Sanctuary, which provides permanent habitat for bighorn sheep, while the eastern part of the reserve extends to the Foothills Natural Region, offering summer range for elk and deer.[1]

Activities[edit]

The following activities are available in the park:[3]


Long exposure photograph of the Sheep River Falls, a popular site among locals in the vicinity of Calgary, AB (1.5 hr. trip) and near the town of Turner Valley.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture. "Sheep River Provincial Park". Retrieved 2008-01-07.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Kananaskis Country Campgrounds (Campsite operator)
  3. ^ Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture. "Activities in Sheep River Provincial Park". Retrieved 2008-01-07.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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