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Overview

In partnership with Enoch Cree Nation and the City of Edmonton, we received feedback to inform the establishment of Big Island Provincial Park, a 79 hectare parcel of Crown land in southwest Edmonton along the North Saskatchewan River.

On February 16, 2023, Alberta’s government followed through on a platform commitment to establish Big Island Provincial Park.

Big Island Provincial Park will be cooperatively managed by the Government of Alberta, Enoch Cree Nation and the City of Edmonton. This tri-governmental approach will ensure a sustainable future for Big Island and protect its ecological, historical and cultural significance.

Timeline

  • Open

    June 20 to August 21, 2022

  • Results under review

  • Completed

    February 2023

Who is listening

Ministry of Forestry and Parks

Input received

Online survey

563 Albertans provided their input on the establishment of Big Island Provincial Park by completing our online survey between June 20 and August 21, 2022.

Outcomes

Your feedback helped inform the establishment of Big Island Provincial Park under the Provincial Parks Act by Order in Council on February 16, 2023.

What's next

The Government of Alberta, Enoch Cree Nation and City of Edmonton will work together over the next year to co-develop a plan for managing Big Island Provincial Park.

The park can only be accessed by boat at this time. New roads and facilities will be built in the future to make it easier for visitors to access and enjoy the park.

Learn more about Big Island Provincial Park.

Contact

Questions and comments regarding this engagement can be emailed to: [email protected]