Winter in Saddle Hills County

Photo by Laurie Sandboe

Enjoy Winter in Saddle Hills County

While most of our campgrounds are serviced until mid-October, visitors are welcome year-round. We simply ask that you stay bear-smart and clean up after yourself by taking out your refuse.

Some spots, like Moonshine Lake, offer winter skating and ice-fishing later on and still welcome visitors during the cool nights of autumn.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Saddle Hills County provides a number of great opportunities.

Photo by Billi ComstockFrom the Dunvegan West WildlandsSilver Valley Ecological Reserve or the Cotillion Recreation Area along the Peace River, to our inland lakes and campgrounds, Saddle Hills offers some of Northwestern Alberta’s most interesting geological formations, wilderness hiking and family camping opportunities.

Recreational Opportunities

Throughout the county a number of parks, campgrounds, playgrounds and recreation facilities offer a full range of opportunities for recreation.

On our southern slopes you can enjoy Spring Lake Ski Hill

Birders and wildlife watchers can enjoy a day or evening at Jack Bird Pond (3.5 km SE of Moonshine Lake) or at the McQueen's Slough just across the BC border near Dawson Creek.


Photo by Jo Ann EdeyThe Peace River

Kayakers, canoeists and power boaters can still enjoy the Peace River which forms our Northern border by using the Dunvegan Boat Launch.

Dunvegan Boat Launch & Campground Cotillion Park and Cotillion Campsite are all open Mid-May to Mid-October.

The Historic Dunvegan Historic Site closes September 5th but a wander around the grounds still offers some exceptional insights and a look back at the history of the fur trade in Western Canada.

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