CHIP LAKE PARK MAP EDMONTON
Distance: 135 km, or about 1 hour and 30 minutes, from Edmonton.
Info: Wheelchair accessible. 780-325-2460.
Once called Buffalo Chip or Buffalo Dung Lake, Chip Lake offers a beautiful spot to launch a canoe and places to fish. Birders will appreciate the park’s plethora of songbirds and waterfowl. There are 127 recorded bird species, including whooping cranes and osprey. Northern pygmy owls are known to nest at Chip Lake and although these secretive birds like to hide in thick cover, you may be able to spot one at the very top of a tree. They are most active and most commonly heard between dawn and dusk. Listen for their repetitive series of whistled hoots: too-too-too-too-too-too-too.
Park amenities include a day-use area, picnic shelter, boat launch, and playground. A music festival is held at the nearby Ravine Community Hall in July.