Annual Parks Day 2018

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21jul9:00 am5:30 pmFeaturedAnnual Parks Day 2018Come Celebrate Our Provincial Parks With Family & Friends!

Event Details

Join the Parks Council at Willey West Campground as we celebrate our 11th annual Parks Day!

We celebrate a full day of outdoor family fun on the shores of the beautiful North Saskatchewan River, just a few minutes east of Drayton Valley, Alberta!  Join us!

9:00 am – Registration, sign waivers, pick up PFDs, etc at the Boat Launch:

(only those who have pre-registered can attend the following activities) Pre-registration is now closed for events 1,2 and 3 as they are full):

  1. River Paddle
  2. ATV Ride
  3. Archery
10:00 am – Nature Walk with Education Coordinator Kathy Schwengler. Meet at the cookhouse. (maximum 12 – pre-registration recommended – )
11:00 am – Mushroom Foray with mushroom enthusiast Rose Letourneau. Meet at the cookhouse. (maximum 12 – pre-registration recommended)
Noon to 4:00 pm – Children’s Activities (Cookhouse/Playground Area)
Noon to 4:00 pm – Jet Boat Rides (Free!).  Stop in at the boat launch to sign up.
Noon – Tipi Set Up (TENTATIVE)
Noon to 1:30 pm – Vendor Set Up (Field near the cookhouse)
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Summer Crafts Market (Field near the cookhouse)
2:30 pm Strawberry Jammers & Friends (stage near the cookhouse)
(featuring Vi Westling of Willey-West fame)
3:30 pm – Morning Star Dance Troupe(stage near the cookhouse)
(First Nation Dancers and Drummers)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Free Barbecue featuring burgers, salads, baked beans and more! (near the cookhouse)

Fill out the registration form by clicking on “register in advance” below.

Register in advance for the nature hike and the mushroom foray.  Unfortunately, spaces in the ATV rides, archery and river paddle are no longer available.

If you have questions, you can email Natalie at or call us at 780-898-7275.




(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:30 pm MST


Willey West Campground

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