2017/18 Edson and Area Visitors Guide 2017 Visitor Guide electronic - Page 48

PA Sundance Provincial Park Sundance Provincial Park is comprised of three very different and unique features only found within the park’s boundaries. It was declared a park under the Special Places Program. Emerson Lakes is a grouping of five beautifully clear lakes nestled in a quiet oasis. Seven km of hiking trails circle three of the lakes and offer amazing scenic views. The lakes provide excellent fishing for brook trout and a range of other fish. Marl Bog is a provincially significant site for flora. Twelve different species of orchids, as well as five different species of carnivorous plants can be found here along with a variety of rare aquatic plants, sedges, rushes and ferns. This area has a unique combination of soil and hydrology which provide for such an unusual grouping of plants. Wild Sculpture Trail This trail takes a journey through the ever changing hoodoos of Sundance Park. The sandstone cliffs, which were and are carved by rain and wind, hang on the side of steep cliffs overlooking the lakes below. The trail is about 9 km in length, one way, and provides camping spots for overnight adventures within the park. Shining Bank Shining Bank offers a wide variety of family camping activities within a quiet aspen grove. A roped off swimming area, playground facilities, a sandy beach and excellent boat launching and docking facilities give great access and use to the area’s largest lake. 24 km N of Peers on Highway 32 Bear Lake Park Bear Lake Park remains one of the area’s most popular lakes. The sandy beach, clean water, and playground are a draw for the younger members of the family while the boat launch and docking areas play host to the more adventuresome water enthusiasts for water skiing and tubing. 35 km NE of Edson on Highway 748 rk is 49 km rovincial Pa Sundance P ccessible is Edson. It a f o st e w h rt No Road or via to Swanson via Hwy 16 utes meet oad. Both ro the North R n Road. with Emerso 46 www.gallowaystationmuseum.com To Edson Photograph by Cory Copeland