Nature News and the New Normal

Nature News As with any challenging situation, opportunities arise as a way to adjust to new circumstances. As we adapt to this new normal, we are super excited to announce the production of “Eagle Point Nature News.” To continue with our…

Good Stuff to Do with your Kids Outdoors – Part 1.

Life in the Time of Social Distancing The past week has been completely surreal.  Schools, many offices and businesses have already closed, with more closings looming.  Many of us are already working from home while finding things for our…

Fire and Ice Festival Returns!

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council presents Family Day Eve Fire and Ice Festival in Drayton Valley, Alberta.

Christmas Arrives Early for Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council

Merry Christmas and to all a Big Thank You! On behalf of Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council, we’d like to extend our wish for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.  May you all enjoy some quality time in the outdoors…

Brrr…How do they Survive?

Winter and Wildlife You’ve probably seen the meme of the cougar looking in through the patio door.  It says, “If you’re cold, they’re cold, bring them inside.” Of course, the meme is meant to make you laugh, but then you think about…

Parks Council News

New Catalog of Programs! We’ve been busy here at the Parks Council! We've been doing lots of great Outdoor and Environmental Programming with little ones and youth and been we've completed our new catalog of programs! We now offer 20…

BOLD Nature Kids Winter Session

REGISTER YOUR CHILD TODAY! Do you have kids aged 3 to 5 years old?  They will love BOLD Nature Kids!   BOLD Winter Sessions run from January 14 to April 9, 2020 with facilitator Jackie Greenlee, Registered Recreation Therapist.    Register…

Old Slogans, Hot Topics and a Few Facts

By Kathy Schwengler, Education & Outreach Coordinator Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council Old Slogans - Modern Movement Saving the planet isn’t a new idea. Can you believe that the slogan “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” was…

BOLD Nature Kids – A New Outdoor Program!

BOLD Nature Kids is a new program to get pre-school aged children outside!

An Exciting Announcement for Environmental Education in the Drayton Valley Area!

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council receives a generous three year grant from the Edmonton and Drayton Valley Community Foundation.

A Successful Parks Day 2019!

Parks Day 2019 was a great success thanks to our partner clubs, sponsors and volunteers!

Get Ready for Parks Day 2019

Eagle Point Parks Day at Willey West includes a full day of outdoor adventure and cultural activities for the whole family!

An Exciting New Education Program!

New Pilot Metis Traditions Program in Eagle Point Provincial Park! Grade four students from St. Anthony School and Eldorado Elementary School were our first students to experience Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council's pilot Metis Traditions…

Park News… The Good and the Bad.

THE GOOD NEWS…. The Tipi is Up! We’d like to send a big Thank You to Linda Prentice, Alice Berger, Al Flamond and all the volunteers who lent a hand on May 11 during our Tipi Rising Ceremony! We also want to thank the Drayton Valley Community…

Be a Local Scientist on Global Big Day!

Join us on May 4, 2019 for Global Big Day and be a part of a global bird count. On May 11, at 11:00 am, join us for Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Tipi Rising Ceremony including a ceremonial smudge with our Metis Local partners.

Parks Council News and Events

Parks Council News and Events April 2019

Nature Nerds and Smart Phones?

Some Great Apps to Enhance Your Outdoor Experience. Here at Eagle Point Blue Rapids Parks Council, we have a firm belief that getting outside into nature is good for your physical and mental well-being!  However, There are many electronic…

Are you in the mood for Spring?

Birds, Bears and Stargazing to Kick-start our Spring We’ve weathered one of the coldest Februaries in Alberta’s history with some record breaking cold days.  If you’re like me, you might be struggling to get into the “Spring is in…