Wabamun Lake (PNT) Natural Area

This small PNT is located near the west end of Wabamun Lake close to its southern shore. The site is south of Sundance Road and thus does not border directly on the lake.

Bathymetric map for Wabamun Lake; courtesy of and adapted from wabamunmarina.ca.
Bathymetric map for Wabamun Lake; courtesy of and adapted from wabamunmarina.ca.

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

Wabamun Lake (sometimes spelled Wabumun) is one of the most heavily used lakes in Alberta. It lies 65 km west of Edmonton, is 19.2 km long and 6.6 km wide and covers 82 km2 with a maximum depth of 11 m. Its name derives from the Cree word for mirror, ᐋᐧᐸᒧᐣ (wâpamon) [1].

Extensive Development starting with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway has impacted the ecology of the lake. An oil spill in 2005 and unauthorized development in 2011 are further examples of unplanned activities affecting the lake [1, 2].

Site Statistics

Site NameWabamun Lake (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)512
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area25.00 ha. (61.76 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Wabamun Lake (PNT) 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 the Government of Alberta.(All links accessed on 2022-12-20).

  1. Wikipedia, Wabamun Lake.
  2. Wabamun Watershed Management Council, Unauthorized Development.

Further Reading

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