Kakina Lake Natural Area

Situated southwest of, but not on, Kakina Lake, this Natural Area is about 15 km north of Onoway in the County of Lac Ste. Anne.

Kakina Lake - little snow cover, December 20, 2020 (F.Potter)
Kakina Lake NA – little snow cover, access from the north side; 2020-12-20 (F.Potter)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

This natural area has rolling hummocky moraine dissected from northwest to southeast by a poorly-drained lowland area. There is upland balsam poplar forest with some aspen and a dense shrub layer.

A Little Disturbed Name. A site visit in December 2020 indicated little human disturbance [1]. As for the name of the NA, it presumably derives from that of the nearby lake which was recorded in the 1904 field notes of the Dominion Land Survey as “Lake Kakinasakahigan” (“sakahigan” means “lake”); the name was later shortened by the surveyor. It began appearing on Department of the Interior maps by 1917 and was formerly adopted in 1950 by the federal government [2].

Site Statistics

Site NameKakina Lake
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)268
Site # (Parks Website)543
Total Area 64.09 ha. (158.36 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Kakina Lake Natural Area
Kakina Lake Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Kakina Lake Site Map (Government of Alberta)


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: Information & Facilities – Kakina Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-12-10).

  1. Unreported site visit, December 20, 2020; F. Potter.
  2. Email exchange – Culture, Alberta Multiculturalism and Status of Women; Kelland, R. “Potter Asks – Origin of Alberta Place Names West of Edmonton and North of Hwy 16,” December 21, 2020.

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