[SIMPLE] Pembina River Natural Area

About 60 km northwest of St. Albert, this NA has two portions. The northern portion is on the Pembina River and the southern near to but not on Majeau Lake.


Pembina River NA Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Pembina River NA Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

The north portion of this site is a narrow stretch of land along a bank of the Pembina River. The banks are steep and actively eroding. Vegetation is primarily dense shrub, second-growth aspen and sedge wetland. The south portion has dense second-growth aspen. The south portion adjoins Majeau Lake NaturalĀ Area‘s PNT portion. The intervening land between the north and southern portions is privately owned [1].

A Berry Nice River. The river’s name was first recorded in 1810 by David Thompson and was thought to be a version of the Cree name which is a translation of ‘summer berry’ [2]. The river originates south of Cadomin, at Pembina Forks. It flows eastwards for 547 km before it merges with the Athabasca River 64 km west of the town of Athabasca [3].

Site Statistics

Site NamePembina River
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)386
Site # (Parks Website)560
Total Area75.45 ha. (186.44 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Pembina River 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: Information & Facilities – Pembina River Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2023-02-19).

  1. Lac Ste. Anne County Map 2021.
  2. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006; p. 249.
  3. Pembina River (Alberta) – Wikipedia.

Further Reading

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