Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

780-849-2111 (May long weekend to Sept long weekend)
780-849-7100 (Off Season)
Seasonal Service Change - Boreal Centre closed on Saturdays until further noticeSeasonal Service Change - Boreal Centre closed on Saturdays until further notice

Education Programs at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is a hub for a variety of programs offered to schools and day camps from Slave Lake and surrounding communities. Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO) and park staff manage and coordinate these programs, offering unique and valuable education opportunities to students and teachers.

School groups may be on site on any Monday-Friday during the school year, and we often have day camp groups at the BCBC during the summer months. Students and day campers may be utilizing the exhibit gallery, washrooms, and grounds in and around the BCBC. Please be respectful of these activities and the groups participating in them. Please do not interfere with student groups or staff instructing classes.

Seasonal Hours


May 19 - Sep 4


Sep 5 - Dec 31


Jan 1 - Mar 31


Apr 1 - May 18
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CLOSED 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CLOSED
Sunday and Statutory Holidays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Statutory Holidays, CLOSED and Statutory Holidays, CLOSED and Statutory Holidays, CLOSED

Information

    Note: During winter, the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC) may be closed due to programming. Please call ahead to confirm open hours.

    Centre info

    • The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is the visitor centre for Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park.
    • It is owned by Alberta Parks and operated in partnership with the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory Society (LSLBO).
    • It is a hub for year-round education programming, interpretation programming, and research.
    • The BCBC is a Certified Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building with many green features like geothermal heating and cooling, water conservation and green building materials. Ask our staff about them when you visit!
    • The facility includes washrooms, a gift shop, and an exhibit gallery.
    • Meeting room rentals are available.
    • The building and the 600 metre Songbird Trail are wheelchair accessible.

    Site Info

    • The BCBC is located off Highway 88.
      • From Highway 2, turn north onto Highway 88.
      • Approximately 19 km north of the Town of Slave Lake, you will see a large blue and white sign directing you to turn left into the BCBC driveway.
    • Parking is located to the southeast of the Centre; reserved parking for people with disabilities is located in front of the BCBC and also next to the Songbird Trail head.
    • There are picnic tables on site, but no firepits or barbecues.
    • Access to park trails.

Amenities

Maps & Guides

  • Park and Marten River Campground Maps Lesser Slave Lake PP, map, Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation Day Use, Devonshire Beach Day Use, Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory, Lily Creek Group Use , Marten River Campground, Marten River Group Use, Marten Mountain Viewpoint Day Use, Northshore Day Use, Visitor Centre/Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation, Jack Pine Trail, Lily Lake Trail, Devonshire Short-Stay -- 12570 False
  • Lesser Slave Lake Winter Trails Lesser Slave Lake PP, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, Trail Maps Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation Day Use Northshore Day Use Marten Mountain Viewpoint Day Use Devonshire Beach Day Use Marten River Day Use -- 12570 False
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Updated: Mar 26, 2024