Vulcan, Alberta, Canada : Little Bow Provincial Park
Alberta, Canada things to do
( canoeing, camping, kayaking, birdwatching, fishing, picnicking, boating, water skiing )
( wind surfing, sailing, swimming, ice fishing )
Little Bow Provincial Park is a recreation destination and campground park located south of the community of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada in the Southern Alberta Foothills region of the Canadian Badlands.
Little Bow Provincial Park is one of the most popular and visited recreation destinations near Vulcan, Alberta, Canada. There is a campground for overnight stays at the reservoir and there is a picnic area for day trips to the reservoir.
The park includes many amenities and services useful for recreational activities and park visitors. There is a sandy beach with picnic tables, fire pits, washrooms and a swimming area with a floating dock.
The day use area in the Little Bow Provincial Park is situated on the beach and in a grove of trees. There are picnic tables on the edge of the sandy beach providing lake views and there are picnic tables under the cover of trees providing shade from the sun.
Nearby is a boat launch and a long floating pier available for launching activities like boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing , wind surfing and for fishing.
Not far is a children's playground with a sand box, swing set and jungle jim. Surrounding the playground are large grass lawns. some sitting benches and picnic tables for parents.
In the summer months a food concession stand is available in the Little Bow Provincial Park providing snacks and drinks for visitors and campers. And there is a a boat rental operation providing water transportation for accessing the lake.
Not far away is a general store and - just outside the park - is a golf course.
Little Bow Provincial Park is also a birdwatching destination for many. The park falls within the "McGregor Lake & Travers Reservoir Bird Area".
Birding includes waterfowl sightings like ducks, geese and white pelicans. There are song birds in the trees and predator birds like the peregrine falcon soaring in the sky high above.
During the winter months, after the snow has fallen and the lake has frozen over, the reservoir becomes a popular destination for ice fishing.
Directions to Little Bow Provincial Park
Travel to the community of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada in the Southern Alberta Foothills region of the Canadian Badlands. From Highway #23 in Vulcan travel south for 20 kilometres to the Secondary Highway #529 exit. Travel east on Highway #529 for 15 kilometres to the park access road on your right. Follow the access road for about 1 kilometre to the park.