Richardson Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-743-7437

Lower Athabasca Regional ​​​Plan (LARP) newly established area will enable Alberta to contribute to the largest contiguous boreal protected area in the world. Includes the areas of Richardson River Dunes and Maybelle River Wildland Provincial Parks.

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Park Management

ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size771,137 Acres  /  312,068 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.140/2018
Administration / Information780-743-7437 
Regional OfficeNortheast Regional Office
District Office Fort McMurray
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Athabasca Plain
.Boreal Forest - Peace Athabasca Delta.  
Natural Region Description

Richardson Wildland Park, located south of Lake Athabasca, is part of the largest sand dune complex in Canada. It protects the best of the paleo-longitudinal dunes. Formed soon after deglaciation by southeast winds, longitudinal dunes of this type, size and development are not recorded elsewhere. The park also contains paleo-parabolic dunes and riparian areas along the Athabasca River.

Land Use Framework RegionLower Athabasca 
Updated: Dec 3, 2018