Yates Natural Area

This site consists of three diagonally adjacent quarter-sections of land east of the McLeod River and north of Highway 16.

Yates Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Yates Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Yates Natural Area (191 ha), located 10 km northeast of Edson, contains diverse rolling landscapes. Vegetation is mainly black spruce-tamarack muskeg, but there are also lodgepole pine/Labrador tea forests and white spruce-black spruce-aspen forests. Several orchid species have been found in the area. This site lies in the Foothills Natural Region, Lower Foothills Subregion. The area was established or expanded as part of the Special Places program (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

The hamlet of Yates is located east of the NA and was named for a chief clerk of the Treasurer’s office, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameYates
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Lower Foothills
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)519/95
PASite ID (Map Ref #)43
Site # (Parks Website)573
Total Area190.80 ha. (471.47 ac.)
Recreation ActivitiesHiking – front country; hunting
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Yates


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

  1. Peel Library. Geographic Board of Canada, Place-Names of Alberta (1928). Accessed January 23, 2022. p. 137.

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