Victoria Settlement Natural Area

This small Natural Area is named for the Victoria Settlement historic site which is about 4 km upstream from it. It is located about 10 km southwest of the town of Smoky Lake.

Victoria Settlement Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Victoria Settlement Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Victoria Settlement NA consists of an island in the North Saskatchewan River and a small parcel of land on the river’s north bank; access to the site is difficult.

Aboriginal, Methodist, HBC, Ukrainian. Lying along the North Saskatchewan River, this historic district illustrates several facets of the settlement of the West [1]. At this ancient Aboriginal meeting place, a Methodist Mission was founded in 1863. It was soon joined by a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. These formed the nucleus for M├ętis and European, particularly Ukrainian, agricultural communities, characterized respectively by the use of river and square lots. It was named Victoria Settlement, after Queen Victoria [2].

Site Statistics

Site NameVictoria Settlement
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)359
Site # (Parks Website)485
Total Area14.21 ha. (35.11 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Victoria Settlement 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 – Victoria Settlement Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2023-01-15).

  1. Parks Canada, Victoria District National Historic Site.
  2. Wikipedia, Fort Victoria, Alberta.

Further Reading

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