Markerville Natural Area

This 34-ha NA lies on the north shore of the Red Deer River and on part of an old channel of the river, between the northern part of the Gleniffer Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area to the southwest and the outlet of the Little Red Deer River to the northeast.

Markerville Natural Area Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Markerville Natural Area Site Map (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

Markerville Natural Area lies in the Central Parkland Subregion of the Parkland Natural Region and is located adjacent to the Red Deer River. Its lowlands are cut by old channels, floodways and gravel bars and support mainly balsam poplar and willow communities (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

The Order in Council Site Map for the area provides an interesting example of how the river changes. The 1896 township plan shows the river channel being south of the current channel. A portion of this prior river channel forms the southeast border of the NA.

Wildlife using this area include White-tailed and Mule Deer, Coyote, forest birds and shorebirds [1].

Markerville was named for the territorial dairy commissioner C. P. Marker in 1902 [2].

Site Statistics

Site NameMarkerville
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Central Parkland
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)861/76
PASite ID (Map Ref #)124
Site # (Parks Website)452
Total Area33.15 ha. (81.91 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Markerville


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 – Markerville Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-18).

  1. 25 to 50 km from Red Deer – Nature Central . Markerville Natural Area (accessed 2022-04-09).
  2. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. 2006. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary, University of Calgary Press, p. 204.

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