Thorsby Natural Area

This quarter-section NA located 8 km northwest of the Town of Thorsby is roughly divided by Strawberry Creek as it flows toward the North Saskatchewan River.

Northern Boundary of NA, from TWP Rd 501A, 2021-10-12 (HTaube)
Thorsby Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Thorsby 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

Thorsby Natural Area encompasses flats, floodplains and meander scars associated with Strawberry Creek. The north half of the site is fairly level with occasional depressions. Vegetation is mainly dense aspen forest with dense, diverse herbaceous and shrub layers. Small stands of white spruce are found in the ravine bottoms. The site is heavily used by Moose and deer (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

Please note that there is no direct road access to this area other than through private land which surrounds it.

The nearby town was named for Torsby Sweden in 1908, the birthplace of the first postmaster who added the ‘h’ to the name [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameThorsby
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)56
Site # (Parks Website)467
Total Area65.15 ha. (160.99 ac.)
Recreation Activitieshunting
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Thorsby


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 – Government of Alberta – Information & Facilities – Thorsby Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2021-12-27).

  1. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed., Concise Place Names of Alberta, University of Calgary Press, 2006. p.322.

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