Our Education Season Ends and our Summer Programs Begin!

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It's a Wrap! As I write this article, we are preparing for tomorrow’s education program, which happens to be the last one of the 2021-2022 season! We will wrap up with four Grade 1 classes at beautiful Willey West Campground. We’ve had…

Let’s Go Birding in Drayton Valley

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Trending and Good for your Health! Birding, the act of observing birds in their natural habitats, has gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years. Birding is guaranteed to get you outside so you can build connections to the natural world.…

5 Spring Activities For The Entire Family

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1.  BUILD AND TEST PUDDLE RAFTS Spring isn’t spring without some puddles to play in! Kids can learn all about buoyancy with hands-on play! Watch our PUDDLE RAFTS YouTube video for ideas on how to build 3 kinds of puddle rafts, or get inspired…

Women’s Wellness Retreat 2022

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Women’s Wellness Retreat 2022 comes to Eagle Point Provincial Park A Great Way to Kick off Spring! Eagle Point Blue Rapids Parks Council is pleased to announce a fantastic event for all you hard working ladies out there! We’re hosting…

Migration, Incubation and You

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Migration, Incubation and You Will Spring Ever Get Here? For residents of northern climates, the arrival of migrating birds is a sure sign that spring must be on it’s way! Last year, I saw my first geese flying overhead on March 7, so…

2022 Fire & Ice Event Sponsorship Opportunities

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Family Day Eve Fire & Ice Festival On February 20, Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council is partnering with the Town of Drayton Valley to host the 2022 Family Day Eve Fire & Ice Festival from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In 2020, over…

The Birds of Eagle Point Provincial Park will be Celebrating this Christmas!

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Christmas Tree in the Forest The birds of Eagle Point Provincial Park will celebrate Christmas once again this year at a beautiful spruce tree decorated with edible decorations and lights! This year, the tree is a bit off the beaten path of…

Trail and Camp Etiquette

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I am no stranger to the trails..... This past year, it seems like everyone has taken up hiking (I don’t blame them - nature heals!).  However, many people are unaware of some of the most basic trail and camp etiquette. Today, I’m…

Ten Good Things to do with your Family this Spring

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Spring is a timed of renewed energy, increasing daylight hours, warmer temperatures accompanied by the return of birds and greenery! Celebrate all things spring with your family!  How many of the following activities will your family try this…

10 Winter Activities for the Entire Family!

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GO ON A WINTER WALK Collect items along the way and make a collage with them when you get home. Take some snowy pictures. Look for tracks in the snow. MAKE SNOW ANGELS Look for a nice big patch of undisturbed white fluffy…

Create Your Own Outdoor Christmas Tree for the Birds!

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Feeding Birds in Winter In the depths of winter, a flock of colourful birds visiting your home  is reward enough, but for the birds, a visit to feeders helps them get through those long months of cold.  In west central Alberta, feeding stations…

Prepare for Winter!

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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER? By Erin Klatt It’s that time of year, when the days are shorter, the weather changes faster and you really need to be dressed for anything. In beautiful Alberta, you can experience all four seasons…

The Disappearing Bug

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Why are bugs disappearing and why should you care?

Learning Links for the Camping Issue

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Take the Camping Issue Learning Further with these handy links! If you're thinking about building a fire on your camping trip, check for Alberta Fire Bans at www.albertafirebans.ca Want Shelter or Fort Ideas?  Read Eagle Point-Blue…

Eagle Point Nature News – Get Your Free Copy!

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Download your copy of Eagle Point Nature News .

Let’s Go on a Colour Safari!

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Colour Hunting for the Kids! Enjoy interactive nature walks with your little ones with this colour hunting activity! Kick up your child's observation skills while helping them connect with nature.  Parents - even you may be surprised with…

Nature Journals are not just for Scientists

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Nature Journals are a great way to get kids to build a deeper connection to nature while enhancing their observations skills.

Eagle Point Nature News Volume 2

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Good Stuff to do with your Kids - Part 2 - Puddles and Wild Birds' Eggs By Kathy Schwengler, Education & Outreach Coordinator, EPBR Parks Council Download your Copy of Eagle Point Nature News Vol 2 This morning, I was out catching…

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!

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