Come out and enjoy the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary and the newly created Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area trails west of Edmonton.
The plan will be to go to Clifford E. Lee first and then wander over to Bunchberry Meadows. There's a lookout at Bunchberry Meadows that we'll aim to have lunch at. Total hiking distance will be ~12 km.
Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary
Located 33 km southwest of Edmonton’s city centre, the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary protects 348 acres of marshland, open meadow, aspen parkland and pine forest. The varied habitats of the Sanctuary attract a diversity of animals, including more than one hundred bird species, and provide excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area
Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area is located in the Devon Dunes Environmentally Significant Area. The area has a highly sensitive aquifer under sandy soils. The close proximity of the Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area to the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary, North Saskatchewan River Valley, and the Devonian Botanical Gardens provides a significant habitat corridor and greater landscape connectivity in the region for wildlife.
We will meet at the Northwest corner of the West Edmonton Mall overflow parking lot at 9:00 am and will be leaving at 9:05 am sharp. You will find the overflow lot on the north side of 90th Avenue between 170th and 178th Streets. Turn north onto 175th Street off of 90th Ave and then turn right into the parking lot. If you are taking transit make sure you have enough time to walk over to the overflow lot.
To minimize our environmental footprint, we will be carpooling. There is a recommended carpool fee of $5 to be paid to the driver.
If you would like to meet us at the event be at the Clifford E. Lee parking lot at 9:30 am. Directions can be found in the link above.
WHAT TO BRING
Appropriate clothing for hiking/weather conditions, lunch and at least 2 litres of water.
Dogs and children are not permitted.
HIKE AT YOUR OWN RISK
The organizer of your event is not acting as a professional guide and is not responsible for any injuries or losses resulting from your participation in the Group's events. Participation is entirely voluntary and you assume all the risks of the event, whatever circumstances may occur. In all instances, you are responsible for providing the proper equipment for your own safety.