Aurora Natural Area

This large and irregularly shaped Natural Area is located about 35 km northeast of Nordegg with no apparent public road access.

Aurora NA 2005-08-09 (T. Blake)
Aurora NA 2005-08-09 (T. Blake)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

This site protects a steep north-facing escarpment that contains Cordilleran species such as devil’s club, mountain ash and red elderberry. Plant communities include white spruce-lodgepole pine forest, poplar stands, shrublands and mesic and dry meadows.

Dawn Wind. The aurora borealis, or northern lights, was studied by ancient Roman and Greek astronomers. The phenomenon was named for the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek god of the north wind, Boreas [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameAurora
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Upper Foothills/ Lower Foothills
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)584/92
PASite ID (Map Ref #)466
Site # (Parks Website)524
Total Area906.69 ha. (2240.49 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Aurora Natural Area


The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website. Primary source of information is: Information & Facilities – Aurora Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2023-01-21).

  1. National Geographic Society, Aurora borealis

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