Hastings Lake Islands Natural Area

Hastings Lake Islands Natural Area (NA) preserves small islands with a total area of 3.9 ha. The site was established as part of the Special Places program [3].


10-18 islands (based on water levels) of Hasting Lake Islands Natural Area from the original Order in Council.
10-18 islands (based on water levels) of Hasting Lake Islands Natural Area from the original Order in Council.

Map of the Area

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Other Information

BIRD STAGING AREA. This site preserves small islands in Hastings Lake and is important as a staging and migration stopover for birds as well as for nesting, including colonial nesting, and loafing. Pelican colonies are frequently to be seen loafing. Fish species in the lake include Brook Stickleback, Fathead Minnow, Spottail Shiner, Yellow Perch [2]

Hastings Lake lies in the Boreal Forest Natural Region, Dry Mixedwood Subregion. The larger islands support stands of mixedwood forest [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameHastings Lake Islands
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)519/95
PASite ID (Map Ref #)551
Site # (Parks Website)443
Total Area3.93 ha. (9.70 ac.)
Steward-Status4. Unknown
Recreation Activitiesfishing
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Hastings Lake Islands

References, Further Reading and Links

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  1. Information & Facilities – Hastings Lake Islands Natural Area | Alberta Parks (accessed 2022-01-10).
  2. Alberta Parks website, 2012
  3. Special places: regional progress (Alberta Open government portal). Special Places was a made-in-Alberta strategy to complete a network of landscapes representing the province’s six natural regions by the end of 1998. Special Places provides the policy, science and process to fill under-represented areas or gaps in Alberta’s natural regions. This fact sheet provides a brief summary of activities in each of Alberta’s six natural regions.

Further Reading

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