Visiting The Special Areas

Covering approximately 2.1 million hectares in the southeastern part of Alberta, the Special Areas is a place you can escape to and reconnect with the land and sky. With so many distractions and demands on our time, and people becoming more and more disconnected from nature, Special Areas is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and feed your soul.


Come and explore our museums, historical attractions, parks, trails, lakes and campgrounds! Special Areas is a destination for day trippers looking for a great place to spend a summer afternoon, families wanting a wide-open space for their kids to be free, or sportsmen in pursuit of recreation. For those looking to get away for a weekend or longer, our excellent campgrounds and parks will be sure to keep you and your family entertained and relaxed.


Special Areas is a mecca for those who love the outdoors and nature. Spend your days boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, and more on the water. Hike trails or explore the vast prairies, which are ideal for stargazing at night or bird watching during the day. You’ll find abundant wildlife and for those who are interested, excellent hunting and fishing.