Eagle Hill (PNT) Natural Area

Located south of the Red Deer River and about 30 km west of Bowden, this Natural Area is named for the reported “highest point” between Calgary and Edmonton.

Topographical map of Eagle Hill (PNT); red circle is the approximate center of the site. Image courtesy of https://atlas.gc.ca/toporama.
Topographical map of Eagle Hill (PNT) with the square representing the PNT. Image courtesy of https://atlas.gc.ca/toporama.

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Eagle Hill is an unincorporated community west of Bowden [1]. The nearby hill for which the community and PNT are named is reported to be the highest point between Calgary and Edmonton. Eagles nesting in this location was the reputed inspiration for the name [2], although a forest fire in 1898 disrupted this behaviour pattern and the eagles were said to have disappeared [3].

Site Statistics

Site NameEagle Hill (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)407
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area64.65 ha. (159.75 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Eagle Hill (PNT) 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: Government of Alberta.

  1. Wikipedia, Eagle Hill, Alberta.
  2. University of Calgary Digital Collections, History of Eagle Hill, p. 22.
  3. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006, p.100.

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