Tawatinaw Natural Area

Tawatinaw is a First Nations word meaning ‘river valley’ [1]. This large Natural Area, located about 40 km northeast of Westlock, is composed of two nearby but not adjoining parcels of land.

Tawatinaw Natural Area (Government of Alberta)
Tawatinaw Natural Area (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

Tawatinaw Natural Area contains a variety of wetlands, including some extensive peatlands. The site lies in the Boreal Forest Natural Region, Dry Mixedwood Subregion. The Natural Area is located east of the ski hill with the same name [2].

Site Statistics

Site NameTawatinaw
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)584/92
PASite ID (Map Ref #)519
Site # (Parks Website)488
Total Area841.75 ha. (2079.96 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Tawatinaw


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

  1. Peel Library. Geographic Board of Canada, Place-Names of Alberta (1928). Accessed January 23, 2022.
  2. Tawatina Valley Ski Hill Resort

Further Reading

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