Sundance Provincial Park

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Sundance Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Sundance Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Sundance Provincial Park
Location of Sundance Provincial Park in Alberta
Location Yellowhead County, Alberta, Canada
Nearest city Slave Lake
Coordinates 53°38′18″N 116°52′37″W / 53.63833°N 116.87694°W / 53.63833; -116.87694Coordinates: 53°38′18″N 116°52′37″W / 53.63833°N 116.87694°W / 53.63833; -116.87694
Area 37 km2 (14 sq mi) (park)
79 km2 (31 sq mi) (total)
Established April 28, 1999
Governing body Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Sundance Provincial Park is a provincial park located in western Alberta, Canada, 100 km east of Jasper National Park.

Hoodoos in Sundance Provincial Park

The park is accessed via Emerson Creek Road, running north of Edson and Hinton, rhoughly parallel to the Yellowhead Highway.

The two parks[edit]

The park has two distinct parts. The first, surrounding the five Emerson lakes and bordering the Athabasca River, has camping, fishing, and a number of small trails circling the lakes. The second section, much larger, protects a series of hoodoos carved into the sandstone cliffs of the foothill valley, surrounding Sundance Creek and Sundance Lake. The "Wild Sculpture Trail" is located in this section of the park. The two parks have a total surface of 37 km², and an additional 42 km² "Special Management Zone" buffer surrounds the two areas.

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