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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.…

A Quick Survey About our Parks!

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A Quick Survey About our Parks! What’s your knowledge of Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area? Have you participated in any of our events? We want to hear from you! Complete the survey for a chance to…

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…

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…

Eagle Point Provincial Park to host Citizen Science Project

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Spring Means Get Outside and Explore Parks! The days are longer, the nights are warmer! The sounds of geese and robins fill the air! Spring is in full swing in Drayton Valley! This mild spring weather makes it so inviting to explore the local…

Fire and Ice Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza on the Family Day Weekend!

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Get your family outdoors on Family Day Weekend! We've partnered with the Town of Drayton Valley to get you and your family outdoors, exploring the Drayton Valley area! We've got 3 Scavenger Hunts that you can try with your family or cohort!…

The EAGLE Trail Triple Race Series

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So many in-person races have been cancelled or postponed this year, so we’ve created a virtual race series!  You can put some dates and distances on your calendars to work and train towards this year with The Eagle Trail Triple! Participants…

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…

Catching Bugs with a Pooter

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Build your own Pooter to Catch Bugs! Scientists call them aspirators, but bug enthusiasts call them pooters.  Pooters help scientists (and kids) catch small insects for closer examination without touching them. These simple instructions will…

Pond Dipping

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Wonders of Wetlands is our most popular Environmental Education program. Kids love pond dipping! Turn it into a family adventure by visiting a wetland to discover who and what lives there. The best time for pond dipping is early June until early…

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…

Connecting Kids to Nature with Bird Bingo

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Your kids will "Connect" to Nature with Eagle Point Bird Bingo!

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.

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…

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…

Tag Archive for: Drayton Valley

The Critter Christmas Tree

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A Holiday Tradition in the Park! We've got a special way to celebrate the Christmas season here in Eagle Point Provincial Park!  We started this tradition about 3 years ago - we wanted a self guided way to integrate the holiday season with…