Burtonsville Island Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-960-8170

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Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size810.48 Acres  /  328 Ha
Legal BoundaryBurtonsville Island NA
Administration / Information780-960-8170 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Spruce Grove
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

This site consists of a group of islands surrounded by a fork in the North Saskatchewan River. It contains old-growth balsam poplar and white spruce forest with a tall, dense shrub layer, plus mixed stands of poplar, spruce and trembling aspen with trees of varying height, density and understory composition. Willow, alder and early successional habitats dominate active channel banks and older inactive river channels. Burtonsville Island Natural Area is used extensively for outdoor survival training.

Land Use Framework RegionNorth Saskatchewan 
Updated: Jun 19, 2017