This site located in the Ft. Vermillion Area of the Northern Peace River Country is surrounded by agricultural lands. It features saline meadows that support interesting plant communities and uncommon plants.
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.
Child Lake Meadows Natural Area, with an area of 3.9 km2, is located southeast of High Level. It features northern salt meadows that support interesting plant communities and uncommon plants.
The site has a diversity of habitats, from aspen forest to dry meadows to wetlands and contains several species uncommon in northern Alberta. This is the only northern salt meadow identified with dry meadow vegetation types as well as those of wet meadows. Part of the saline complex extends into the adjacent Child Lake Indian Reserve (Alberta Parks website, 2012).
Salt patches on the surface of the soil give an appearance of snow or white sand.
|Site Name||Child Lake Meadows|
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|Natural Region(s)||Dry Mixedwood|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||416/98-45 current; 519/95 previous|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||536|
|Site # (Parks Website)|
|Total Area||391.14 ha. (966.52 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 – Child Lake Meadows Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-10-31).