Antelope Hill Provincial Park

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-340-7691
  • In December 2014, Antelope Hill Provincial Park was established on land generously donated by Mr. Gottlob Schmidt. Sincere thanks to Mr. Schmidt for this predominantly undisturbed native grassland located in the Northern Fescue Natural Subregion (a subregion comprised mainly of open grasslands with scattered deciduous tree cover). It's a valuable addition ecologically to the provincial system of parks and protected areas.
  • See the Fact Sheet for more info on Schmitty and the land he donated.
  • As part of the donation agreement, Mr. Schmidt will continue to live on the property as long as he wishes. Alberta Parks has started to inventory the site to document the ecosystems present and the species that use them. There is no public access at this time.
  • If you’re interested in donating land to Alberta’s parks system, please contact NewParks@gov.ab.ca

     
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Park Management

ClassificationProvincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size930.91 Acres  /  376.73 Ha
Legal BoundaryAntelope Hill PP
Administration / Information403-742-7516 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Wainwright
Natural RegionGrassland - Northern Fescue 
Natural Region Description

Antelope Hill Provincial Park, located in the Northern Fescue Natural Subregion, is comprised of hummocky terrain dominated by scenic grasslands. Localized depressions and wetlands are often ringed with willow shrublands and sporadic, small aspen stands. Over 20 species of uncommon or rare vascular plants are present.  The park supports several fescue grassland communities that are at risk in the province.  Signs of historical cultivation are evident in a few areas of the park.

The park and surrounding landscape provide habitat for a diversity of birds including the White-faced Ibis, the American White Pelican, and the elusive Sprague’s Pipit.  This hard-to-spot sparrow-sized, ground-feeding bird is listed as “Threatened” in Canada under the federal Species at Risk Act.   Nearby Dowling Lake is a nationally identified Important Bird Area.

Many large and small mammals frequent the park and some make their home in Antelope Hill Provincial Park. Deer and moose are often observed.  It's not uncommon to see thirteen-lined ground squirrels, red foxes and porcupines.

Land Use Framework RegionRed Deer 
Updated: Jul 30, 2018