This large and irregularly shaped Natural Area is located about 35 km northeast of Nordegg with no apparent public road access.
Map of the Area
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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 .
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|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 Area||906.69 ha. (2240.49 ac.)|
|Recreation Activities||none noted|
|Operated By||Parks Division|
|Notes and Comments|
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).