Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation (TPR) has recently completed a small land exchange at Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area (PRA).
Lundbreck Falls PRA provides access to the Crowsnest River and the scenic Lundbreck Falls, which plunges more than twelve metres to the canyon below. The site is a popular day use area and campground for visitors to the Crowsnest Pass area.
The mutually beneficial land exchange between TPR and an adjacent private landowner involves two small parcels of land, both approximately 0.22 hectares in size and of equivalent value. Both parcels have been previously disturbed.
The parcel of land removed from Lundbreck Falls PRA and transferred to the private landonwer is on an open, isolated field adjacent to the landowner’s property. It does not contain any natural or recreation values, and is disjointed from the remainder of the PRA. The parcel of the land that was acquired from the landowner and added to the PRA has high potential for parking lot development to accommodate visitor access to the upper day-use shelter and the Lundbreck Falls from the south side of the Crowsnest River.
The land exchange has resulted in a more cohesive landbase, and will help to distribute visitors more evenly between the north and south day-use areas.
Should you have any questions about the recent land exchange, please contact Rosemary Jones, South Region Planner, Parks Division at 403-388-7703.
Public Affairs Officer
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation