[SIMPLE] Aurora Natural Area

A large and irregularly shaped NA about 35 km northeast of Nordegg.


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

    Map of the Area

    Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

    Other Information

    This site protects a steep north-facing escarpment that contains Cordilleran species such as devil’s club, mountain ash & red elderberry; white spruce-lodgepole pine forest; poplar stands; shrublands; mesic & 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. aurora | National Geographic Society
    2. Sample so

    Further Reading

    Editing, Review and Silence Procedure

    1. FRANK: Publish page
    2. HUBERT/PATSY: Assign page for editing by update tbd in the Title (4-
    3. Review for readability and alignment to SAPAA organizational reputation.
    4. Best available image
    5. Review for accuracy including:
      1. Correct map and site statistics
      2. Area size is correct
      3. Standards (e.g. use of hyphens, spelling, etc.)
      4. References are accessible and and notes match
    6. Review for formatting, e.g.: Centered captions, No empty blocks
    7. TEAM: Last walk through
      1. Any final discussion or notes
      2. Remove [name] from title
      3. Add to log book for silence procedure
      4. Delete these notes.

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