Lac La Nonne Natural Area


European and Metis settlement on the lake dates back to the early 1800s; a Hudson Bay post was established in 1830. Lac La Nonne Natural Area (NA) is located on the northwest corner of the lake.

Lac La Nonne Site Map, 2001 (Government of Alberta)
Lac La Nonne Site Map, 2001 (Government of Alberta)

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.

Other Information

Lac La Nonne Natural Area has gently to moderately rolling topography with young seral to mature balsam poplar forest and scattered mature white spruce, small stands of mature white birch and scattered, small, sedge wetlands. It provides good wildlife habitat.

European inhabitation dates back to the early 1800s as the lake was an important staging area for the Hudson Bay Company. The overland route to the Klondike included the lake [1]. In recent years, algae blooms in the lake and invasive species have become a concern [2].

DECEMBER 29, 2020 SITE VISIT. A site visit in December showed considerable damage to the NA from off-highway vehicles (FPotter, report not submitted to the Government of Alberta).

Site Statistics

Site NameLac La Nonne
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)584/92
PASite ID (Map Ref #)511
Site # (Parks Website)544
Total Area57.00 ha. (140.85 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Lac La Nonne

References

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 – Lac La Nonne Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-18).

  1. Wikipedia – Lac la Nonne.
  2. Lac La Nonne Public Engagement – County of Barrhead.

Further Reading

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