About Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park is a small provincial park located on the shores of Lac Cardinal. It was known as Lac Cardinal Provincial Park until 1978 when they changed the name to commemorate the tour of Alberta by the late Queen Elizabeth II, Former Queen of Canada.
Summer at Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park is a popular place for low impact lake activities such as sailing, motorboating (12km/h speed limit in some areas), canoeing, kayaking, and wind surfing. Water skiing is popular outside of the restricted areas on the lake. There is also a beach that allows visitors to take a swim. For birders, there are 141 species of bird that have been recorded in the park.
On land, users can enjoy a game of horseshoes, geocaching, front country hiking, volleyball, and trail running. There is also camping and group camping opportunities in the park.
Winter at Queen Elizabeth
In the wintertime, hiking remains popular although there is also snowshoeing and cross country skiing opportunities on the trails in the park. There are 4.5km of ungroomed trails.
Camping at Queen Elizabeth
There is one main campground at Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park and one group use area. The campground is mostly serviced with a few unserviced sites.
|Campground||Amenities||Type of Site||Amount Available||Cost/Night|
|Queen Elizabeth Campground|
(May 19 – September 26)
|Boat launch, cook shelter, firepits, firewood (for sale), picnic shelter, pier, outhouses, playground, power hookups, sewage dump, water taps, and wheelchair accessibility.||Power (15/20 amp)||42||$37.00|
|Queen Elizabeth Group Use|
(May 18 – September 5)
|Firepits, firewood (for sale), picnic shelter, outhouses, power hookups, water taps||Power & Unserviced||20 units (15 power)||$230/5 units + $34/extra unit|
Day Use at Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park has one day use area with a boat launch, cook shelter, firepits, firewood (for sale), pier, outhouses, playground, and water taps.
Distances to Alberta Cities
Distance to Calgary: 757km
Distance to Edmonton: 513km
Distance to Red Deer: 633km
Distance to Lethbridge: 984km
Distance to Grande Prairie: 170km
Coordinates: 56°12’43.6″N 117°41’30.6″W