James Junction (PNT) Natural Area

This PNT covers several parcels of land on the Red Deer River north of Sundre, just upstream of the confluence with the James River.


Topographical map of James Junction(PNT). Image courtesy of https://atlas.gc.ca/toporama.
Topographical map of James Junction (PNT). Image courtesy of https://atlas.gc.ca/toporama.

Map of the Area

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Other Information

This PNT is scattered across five distinct parcels of land. The northernmost two are adjoined. The southernmost two are across from each other and separated by the Red Deer River. A very small central site is isolated from the other two. The intervening land between these sites is privately held [1].

James River flows into the Red Deer a few kilometres downstream from this PNT. The river was named for James Dickson, a Stony chief who was a signatory to Treaty 7 in 1877. James Pass, James Lake and possibly James Creek are also named after Dickson [2]. Highway 22 crosses James River at the unincorporated community of James River Bridge [3].

Site Statistics

Site NameJames Junction (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)247
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area30.82 ha. (76.16 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for James Junction (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: Government of Alberta – [LINK] (All links accessed on 2022-MM-DD).

  1. Mountain View County, Ownership Map
  2. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006, p. 164.
  3. Wikipedia, James River (Alberta)

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