Innisfail Natural Area is an island of predominantly natural vegetation, 64 ha in area, in the midst of agricultural land, providing shelter for deer, Coyote, Beaver, Muskrat and a variety of birds.
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.
This site is one of the few parcels of land in a relatively undisturbed state in the Innisfail-Red Deer area and as such is important wildlife habitat. The site contains upland poplar forest, meadows and wet willow/sedge areas, as well as a pond in the southeast corner.
The name Innisfail is believed to be named for a place in Argyllshire, Scotland. This was keeping with the Canadian Pacific Railway tradition of using Scottish names. A CPR station opened here in 1891 .
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|Natural Region(s)||Central Parkland|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||378/87|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||354|
|Site # (Parks Website)||447|
|Total Area||64.33 ha. (158.97 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: Government of Alberta – Information & Facilities – Innisfail Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-18).
- Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006; p. 159.
- Red Deer River Naturalists – Innisfail Natural Area (2022-02-19).
- Stewards unite passion and vigilance in care and protection of Natural Areas, Part 1: The golden years. Shirley Bray; Wild Lands Advocate, Alberta Wilderness Association, December 2006. Vol. 14, No. 6., pp. 4-10. (2022-02-19).