[MEDIUM] Frog Lake Heronry Natural Area (PNT)

Frog Lake is a fixture of the Canadian consciousness in particular with respect the country’s relationship with its First Nations. The lake is located about 60 km east of St. Paul and 25 km west of the Saskatchewan border.


Screen capture from the SAPAA-Google Map of Frog Lake Heronry (PNT) NA.
Screen capture from the SAPAA-Google Map of Frog Lake Heronry (PNT) NA.

Map of the Area

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Other Information

An island in the northern portion of Frog Lake. The lake itself is surrounded by First Nation or Metis settlements [1, 2].

Frog Lake Massacre. The lake is the site of an infamous even in Canadian history and part of the North-West Rebellion lead by Louis Riel. Nine individuals lost their lives in the incident and later eight of the Cree warriors were hanged [3]. Hopefully this natural area provides a point of contemplation in respect to a dark history of this area.

Site Statistics

Site NameFrog Lake Heronry (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Central Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)73
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area44.45 ha. (109.83 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Frog Lake Heronry (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 the Government of Alberta (all links accessed 2023-02-19).

  1. Municipal-District-Ownership-Map-PDF (bonnyville.ab.ca).
  2. Maps – County of St. Paul (stpaul.ab.ca).
  3. Frog Lake Massacre – Wikipedia

Further Reading [OPTIONAL]

Editing, Review and Silence Procedure

  1. FRANK: Publish page
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  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
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