Innisfail Natural Area

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.

Winter View of Innisfail Natural Area, March 2004 (TBlake)
Winter View of Innisfail Natural Area, March 2004 (TBlake)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

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 [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameInnisfail
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Central Parkland
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)378/87
PASite ID (Map Ref #)354
Site # (Parks Website)447
Total Area64.33 ha. (158.97 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Innisfail


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).

  1. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006; p. 159.

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