Emerson Creek Natural Area

About 40 km southwest of High River in southern Alberta, this L-shaped natural area abuts the southeast corner of Eden Valley Indian Reserve 216.

Emerson Creek Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Emerson Creek Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

This natural area consists of a creek valley-to-ridge-top landscape that contains diverse vegetation communities. Limber pine is found along ridge tops while grasslands with groves of aspen and stands of white spruce are found on slopes. There are also beaver ponds and wetlands along Emerson Creek.

Eden Valley Reserve (216), established in 1958, takes its name from the former ranch on the property which is believed to have been descriptive of the valley [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameEmerson Creek
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Montane
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)367
Site # (Parks Website)511
Total Area193.33 ha. (477.72 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Emerson Creek 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 – Emerson Creek Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-11-27).

  1. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006.

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