[MEDIUM] Victoria Settlement Natural Area

Named for the Victoria Settlement which is about 4 km upstream from the NA. This site is about 10 km south 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 Natural Area 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. At this ancient Aboriginal meeting place, a Methodist Mission was founded in 1863. It was soon joined by a Hudsons Bay Company trading post. These formed the nucleus for Metis 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 Area12.02 ha. (35.00 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 of Canada (pc.gc.ca)
    2. Fort Victoria, Alberta – Wikipedia

    Further Reading

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