Brooks, Alberta things to do : Stafford Lake
Canada travel, tourism guide - Canadian Badlands
( picnicking, birdwatching, walking, jogging, dog walking )
Stafford Lake is a recreation area on the biggest lake in the community of Brooks, Alberta Canada which is located in the south-central region of Alberta known as the Canadian Badlands.
On the south shore of the lake is a day use park called Lake Stafford Park. And on the west and south shores of the lake are green-space areas and grass lawns. While on the north end of the lake is the Trans Canada Highway.
Connecting the areas of the park is a paved recreation pathway. One of the most popular recreation paths during our visits to the community of Brooks. Lots of people enjoying the lake environment.
The pathway is paved and loops around the lake. Along the edges of the trail are various sitting benches ideal for sightseeing and birdwatching.
Stafford Lake is a local hot spot for birdwatching waterfowl and song birds. Time your visit right and one might be able to view the white pelicans which visit Stafford Lake on occasion.
The paved trail is popular for many summer activities such as day walks, jogging, biking, on leash dog walking and roller blading. The path is also wheelchair and baby stroller friendly.
Stafford Lake Park is the main day use area on the lake. There is a picnic area with picnic tables, sitting benches, grass lawns and a playground. Nearby the paved trail leads to a miniature lighthouse structure sitting out on a point of the lake.
Time a night time visit to Stafford Lake and the water fountain may be lit up with lights like a xmas tree. Yes.. in the middle of Stafford Lake is a giant water fountain throwing water high up into the air. Sit back and enjoy.
How to Get to Stafford Lake
Travel to the community of Brooks, Alberta Canada. From Cassils Road in Brooks travel east to Parkland Road and take a left. Continue north on Parkland Road, passing by Ward Pond, continuing to Lake Stafford Drive and turn left. Follow Lake Stafford Drive to the park entrance on your right.