[*][HT/PC-SIMPLE] St. Francis Natural Area

Two non-contiguous sites make up this OC and PNT NA. They are both on the North Saskatchewan River and 2-5 km west of Genesee.

St. Francis Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

[It is not very clear from Chris’ map what is St. Francis and what is Burtonsville?]

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

Other Information

This site lies in the Boreal Forest Natural Region, Dry Mixedwood Sub-region. (Alberta Parks web site, 2012).

Why St. Francis was chosen as the name for these two areas is unclear. The community of St. Francis is more than 13 km to the southeast. Burtonsville Island Natural Area lies between the OC and PNT portions which are separated by more than 5 km. Why the name St. Francis was chosen, unclear – but SAPAA is glad to have the both!

Site Statistics

Site NameSt. Francis
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)333/79
PASite ID (Map Ref #)276
Site # (Parks Website)465
Total Area81.96 ha. (202.52 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for St. Francis
Site NameSt. Francis (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)276
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area31.68 ha. (78.29 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for St. Francis (PNT)


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 – St. Francis Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-12-03).

Further Reading

Editing, Review and Silence Procedure

  1. FRANK: Publish page
  2. HUBERT/PATSY: Assign page for editing by update tbd in the Title (4-
  3. Review for readability and alignment to SAPAA organizational reputation.
  4. Best available image
  5. Review for accuracy including:
    1. Correct map and site statistics
    2. Area size is correct
    3. Standards (e.g. use of hyphens, spelling, etc.)
    4. References are accessible and and notes match
  6. Review for formatting, e.g.: Centered captions, No empty blocks
  7. TEAM: Last walk through
    1. Any final discussion or notes
    2. Remove [name] from title
    3. Add to log book for silence procedure
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