Alberta Parks Believes 'Everyone Belongs Outside'

 Minister Starke, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation, introduces the Park Explorer

Minister Starke, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation, introduces the Park Explorer

“This plan offers an exciting vision for Alberta’s provincial parks where people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are free to enjoy the outdoors.”
Dr. Richard Starke, Minister, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Alberta Parks wants everyone to enjoy the outdoors, including those with physical or mental disabilities. To engage all ages, Alberta Parks will implement...

  • Programs that teach new Canadians how to camp and be safe in nature
  • A bus pilot project to transport people between Fort McMurray and Gregoire Lake Provincial Park
  • Geocaching and astronomy programs for youth

What's truly inspiring however, is the Park Explorer (developed by Alberta Parks staff in collaboration with stakeholders and volunteers), a brand new, one-of-a-kind vehicle that allows people with limited mobility to manoeuvre on rougher terrain.

The Everyone Belongs Outside program also includes the creation of William Watson Lodge, an adapted trail system in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, and free camping programs for new Canadians.