Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park at Lac Cardinal Lake, Alberta
Located about 3 km north and 5 km west of the Town of Grimshaw is Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park at Lac Cardinal Lake, Alberta. (Or 16 km west, 2km south and 5 km west of Peace River.) Under the giant arch turn right and get to Queen Elizabeth Park or go straight for a short distance and reach the Lac Cardinal Regional Pioneer Museum and North Peace Stampede Grounds.

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Boat on Lac Cardinal - more info

Day-Use Area - more info

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Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park at Lac Cardinal Lake, Alberta offers overnight camping and a day-use area at the campground, while nearby is the Lac Cardinal Regional Pioneer Village Museum and the North Peace Stampede Grounds.

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In 1912, Bear Lake was re-named Lac Cardinal after a local homesteader, Louis Cardinal. A post office opened in the area in 1923 with the first postmaster R. Cadmus. The park became known as Lac Cardinal Provincial Park in 1956. Later when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of England visited the area in 1978, the park name was changed to Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park to honor the Queen. The park is located along the southeast shore of Lac Cardinal Lake.

Over 160 species of birds take sanctuary at Lac Cardinal and the park is a protective habitant for song birds and waterfowl. Some of the species include the the Common Coot which to most looks like a duck but has a blue bill along with rusty feathers. Red Wind Blackbirds, Robins, Great Blue Heron, Northern Oriole, Ruffed Grouse, Snipe, Yellowlegs plus many others birds are common on or near Lac Cardinal Lake. The hiking trails lead to a bird viewing platform.

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Lac Cardinal Lake has also been the location of the Alberta Pond Hockey competition held in February each year.
This event has had up to eighty teams competing. Pond Hockey is comprised of a team of four players but no goaltenders. Each game is 30 minutes with two 15 minute halves.

Lac Cardinal Lake was one of the first locations considered as a site of the Nuclear Power Plant proposed by Bruce Power in 2007. A new location near Peace River was then considered until 2011 when Bruce Power announced it would no longer go ahead with nuclear power plant in Alberta.

Shelter at the Park - more info

Sheltered Firewood - more info

Lac Cardinal Hall - more info

Sports Grounds - more info

Parking by Lake - more info

Pioneer Village Museum - more info

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