Vega Natural Area


The forest cover is mainly second-growth aspen with scattered stands of jack pine and mature balsam poplar forest along the river edge. This Natural Area is located across the river from Fort Assiniboine Sandhills Wildland Provincial Park.

Vega Natural Area, Trails Master Plan; April 1999 (Government of Alberta)
Vega Natural Area, Trails Master Plan; April 1999 (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Vega Natural Area (180 ha) lies immediately across the river from Fort Assiniboine Sandhills Wildland Park and includes terraces of the Athabasca River and adjacent sandy upland. The site has 80 ha of riverine forest; mainly second-growth aspen with scattered stands of jack pine occupying the uplands and mature balsam poplar forest occurring along the river edge. This site was established or expanded as part of the Special Places program (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

Site Statistics

Site NameVega
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Central Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)48/97
PASite ID (Map Ref #)579
Site # (Parks Website)569
Total Area101.63 ha. (251.13 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation ActivitiesHiking – front country
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Vega

References

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

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