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John E Poole Interpretive Boardwalk

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Address: East Shore of Big Lake, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

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Perfect place to see birds

Great place to watch various types of birds and water fowl. Enjoyable and easy walk that is close to St. Albert and Edmonton. You don't need to spend a lot of time to feel relaxed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2016
DonnaB1969
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St. Albert, Canada
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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Great place to watch various types of birds and water fowl. Enjoyable and easy walk that is close to St. Albert and Edmonton. You don't need to spend a lot of time to feel relaxed and to reconnect with nature.

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

What a wonderful discovery finding natures marsh and boardwalk combined. Just off the Henday and straight across from the Enjoy Center is the perfect place for bird watching. The Boardwalk itself has signage with pictures and explanations of what to look for and what you might see. The bull rushes cover the area below and as far as you can... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

A great place for solo, peaceful walk or for a family to enjoy nature. There is a new parking lot to make the area more accessible, but it does not appear to be open yet. There are seating areas along the boardwalk and signs explaining the significance of the marsh and lake to nature. Lots of bird watchers all year... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

They have activities during the year that are very informative. They have days where they count birds and you can ask them questions and look through their binoculars. Plus its a beautiful, peaceful view and a nice walk/bike ride to get there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This well built board walk through a wetland seems to be seldom visited, at least when I am there. The views and interpretive signage are well worth the walk. At the end of the boardwalk there is/will be a connector path to another park of the Lois Hole park. I hope that is opened soon.

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St. Albert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Quite close to Big Lake, I go there often for an afternoon or evening walk. Interesting wildlife muskrats, ducks, geese, birds. At nearby Big Lake I have seen hawks, osprey, eagles, mink and heron. Good place to view sunsets and easy access from parking lot on Rodeo Rd.

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

With the elevated walkways (wheelchair accessible), one can walk right through the middle of a wetland area and see activity that you couldn't otherwise. Spring, summer and fall all offer different things to see. There are lots of displays and information boards all along the walkway. There will soon be a road open to the public to allow for direct... More 

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