Wainwright Dunes Ecological Reserve

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-842-7546

Park Management

Classification Ecological Reserve
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 6,970.66 Acres / 2,821.03 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 39/88
Administration / Information 780-842-7546
Regional Office Central Regional Office
District Wainwright
Natural Region Parkland - Central Parkland
Natural Region Description

Wainwright Dunes Ecological Reserve is part of a large and diverse area of sand dune, outwash and kame moraine; some dunes reach heights of 30 metres. Plant communities include a mixture of stunted aspen groves, low shrubs and grasslands. Plant species include sand heather and Houghton's hedge. Rare plant species include annual skeletonweed, sand nut-grass, moss gentian and linear-leaved sundew.

Land Use Framework Region North Saskatchewan
Updated: Jun 9, 2023