Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary

Located 33 km southwest of Edmonton’s city centre, the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary protects 348 acres of marshland, open meadow, aspen parkland and pine forest. The varied habitats of the Sanctuary attract a diversity of animals, including more than one hundred bird species, and provide excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.
The boardwalk and connected upland trails are easily navigated in summer by all skill levels, but they are not considered wheelchair accessible.  
NOTE: Portions of the boardwalk and viewing platforms are under construction. Please respect the signs and stay off broken or damaged sections of the boardwalk.
Check the Visiting Guidelines page for information about responsible site use.  Note:  The Clifford E Lee Nature Sanctuary has grown in popularity over the past few years.  To ensure everyone’s health and safety please note that:
– If the parking lot is full the site is considered full, so please return on another day or time.  
– It is illegal to park along the road.  Vehicles may be ticketed as they could impede access by emergency vehicles.
– The site in not a county or provincial park and is maintained by volunteers.  Please do your part by taking home any garbage you generate – pack out what you pack in.
– If you enjoy using this site, consider supporting it by making a donation or volunteering your time – see this website for details.

Please do not leave bird seed on the picnic tables and viewing platforms of the Sanctuary. The picnic tables are for guests to sit, relax and have lunch  — please keep them clean.

Check out some of the wildlife and flowers you may see on your visit:

Animal Identification   |  Bird Identification   |   Plant Identification

Want a sneak peek? Here are some sounds of spring at the Sanctuary!

The Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary is a protected area in Parkland County with four hiking trails that are perfect for all ages to enjoy wildlife watching.