Things To Do


Year-Round | Archery enthusiasts are in for a real treat when visiting Eagle Point Provincial Park. The park is home to a 3D archery experience that traverses through a series of trails. The outdoor archery range is also outfitted with toilets and primitive camping facilities. The efforts of the Brazeau Bowbenders Archery Club and SCI Drayton Valley Chapter have played a key role in the growth of archery in the Drayton Valley area and are affiliated with the management of the archery facilities within Eagle Point Provincial Park.


Summer | Willey West Campground is a beautiful campground featuring a large park for the kids and a volleyball court for some family fun. The campground also includes a number of sites with full hookups for RVs and trailers and also many tenting spots as well. Each site also has campfire pits to roast supper on an open fire and picnic tables to enjoy supper around. Willey West is right off The North Saskatchewan River and is covered in beautiful trees and bushes. Willey West also has a nature trail to walk and experiences more of nature as well.

Cross Country Skiing

Winter | Located along the west side of the North Saskatchewan River is more than 20 km of Nordic ski trails that traverse a wooded corridor. Among the best Nordic ski trails in the province, these trails consist of four loops that range in degree of difficulty. Groomed regularly and maintained by members of the Pembina Nordic Ski Club, the trails are frequented by visitors throughout the region and feature sweeping views of the steep slopes and vistas of the North Saskatchewan River Valley in Eagle Point Provincial Park.


Summer | The Eagle Point Provincial Park features 3 trail systems totaling 35 km are designated for mountain biking during the summer months. Each trail system varies in difficulty and they are perfect to get you ready for that first mountain trip. Cycling is an adrenaline rush and our trails feature pavement, gravel or off-road options with wide shoulders and rolling views. Each road leading into the trail systems is either paved or graded gravel.


Summer | Fishing is a time-honoured hobby that teaches patience and nature appreciation. The North Saskatchewan River is home to a variety of fish species and is an excellent place to plan your fishing excursion. With a number of informal drive-in and walk-to spots located in the Blue Rapids Recreation Area, you can enjoy a peaceful day with little to no extra equipment. If getting on the water is your thing, launch your outing from Willey West Campground in Eagle Point Provincial Park. Check Alberta Guide to Sport Fishing Regulations for details.


Summer | Want a new way to explore the parks and natural areas? Try geocaching! There are over 3 million active geocaches on the planet and you can discover 513 of them in the Drayton Valley area, including 6 in Eagle Point Provincial Park! Try the geocaching experience by downloading the free app on your mobile phone! Geocaching is a family friendly, outdoor activity in which participants use a mobile device, GPS receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates.


Year-Round | Eagle Point Provincial Park is home to over 35 km of easy-to-follow hiking trails and even cross-country running on the embankments of the North Saskatchewan River. Each promises to dazzle the senses with views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley and unusual, interesting habitats. Discover endless pleasure as meander the trails discovering interesting birds, flowers, plants, and trees. Hiking and walking have become such a popular activity for so many and offer health benefits that include; improved fitness, decreasing hypertension, and strengthening mental health.

Horseback Riding

Year-Round | Future plans for equestrian trails promise to be an excellent starting point for your future horse riding vacation. In the meantime, horse enthusiasts continue to ride the Pembina Riverside Trails that are built and maintained by the Drayton Valley Horse Club. With approximately 80km of trails, riders will always have something new to see and discover. Equestrian only staging areas consist of five campsites with box corrals, tie stalls for 16 horses. Maintenance is provided by volunteers and made possible by membership fees, grants, and donations.

Off-Highway Vehicle Riding

Year-Round | The Brazeau ATV Club maintains 75 kilometers of trails, with some trail bridges along the North Saskatchewan River valley. While ATV riding will always be risky, many kids and teens will want to try it because it is fun. There are no guarantees that kids won’t get hurt, even with precautions and protective laws in place. By making sure that riders follow safety precautions and know how to use ATVs safely, parents can do their best to help protect them from being injured.


Summer | Experience the vistas of the North Saskatchewan River Valley with only the sound of the water and wildlife for miles. Paddling the scenic Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area is a day with nature at its best. With several drop-offs and pick-up points along the river valley within Eagle Point and Blue Rapids, you can choose your own adventure. Pack a picnic and make a day trip by launching at Willey West Campground and ending the day at the Berrymore bridge on Highway 759.


Winter | Numerous snowshoeing opportunities span 35 km in Eagle Point Provincial Park including The Pembina Rotary Community South and North Trails, and The Hilltop and Hillside Trails. Each features an abundance of embankments, beautiful pathways, and several access points for those who want to ‘bushwhack’. Steer clear of all groomed ski trails and never snowshoe through ski tracks.

Wildlife Viewing

Year-Round | A bounty of lush forests, shrublands and wetlands, winding ravines, large river, rolling hills and steep and gentle slopes. Hiking along trails or peering into calm forests and marshes, you are about to discover the intriguing and satisfying pastime of wildlife viewing. Ten per cent of the people in the Western world bird watch and another 50 percent are curious about our feathered friends. Discover a diverse array of vegetation and animals including over 145 bird species, 13 raptor species, and over 30 mammals. There are also reptiles and amphibians.

Winter Hiking

Winter | Alberta’s ever-changing climate makes hiking always different and exciting. Try it in winter! Hiking is healthy in the winter, but if you really want to get in shape or challenge yourself, cross-country jog or run the Eagle Point Provincial Park trails. The Park is home to over 35 km of easy-to-follow trails for hiking and cross-country jogging and running. Depending on snow conditions, many of the trails are often snow-free or have minimal snow cover. Some trails will be snow-covered to make your hike or run very challenging.