Alberta Creates Two New Parks
The Alberta government has created two new parks near Drayton Valley in an effort to protect sensitive lands and provide recreational opportunities, according to the Toronto Globe and Mail.
Eagle Point Provincial Park will provide for non-motorized recreational activities such as hiking, camping and cross-country skiing.
Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area will allow managed motorized recreational vehicle use on designated trails to accommodate the large number of off-highway vehicle users in the area.
Although the new parks fall under provincial jurisdiction, local community and recreational organizations will play the lead role in managing, funding and providing parks services.
Tourism Minister Hector Goudreau says it's a “shining example” of how the local community and park users from different perspectives can come together and contribute to the goal of healthy, sustainable parks.