Sundance Provincial Park is a provincial park found in Northern Alberta near Hinton with its bottom portions touching the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16). The park is divided into two distinct, unconnected portions. The first is on the Athabasca River and it encompasses 5 different lakes. The second is much larger and it protects a series of hoodoos along the sandstone cliffs of the valley surrounding Sundance Creek and Sundance Lake. The provincial park is 37 square kilometers with an additional ‘buffer zone’ of about 42 square kilometers.
The valley itself is the result of a receding glacier when the meltwaters rushed through what is now known as Sundance Creek.
Summer at Sundance
Sundance Provincial Park runs along a river valley containing several lakes. This makes it a popular place for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and other water activities. There is a ban on gas motors so the park isn’t a great place to bring your motorboat. For trawling with an electric motor, it is perfect.
On land, camping, geocaching, hiking, and wildlife viewing are popular activities. One of the popular hikes leads visitors to the base of some stunning sandstone cliffs and hoodoo formations in the valley.
Winter at Sundance
In the wintertime, ice fishing is popular at Sundance Provincial Park.
Camping at Sundance
There is one basic campground in Sundance Provincial Park found in the north-westernmost sections of the park.
|Campground||Amenities||Type of Site||Amount Available||Cost/Night|
|Emerson Lakes Campground|
(May 1 – October 31)
|Firepits, Firewood, Outhouses, Water (pump), Boat Launch, Fish Cleaning Stations||Unserviced||15||$15.00|
Day Use at Sundance
Sundance Provincial Park has one day use area containing firepits, firewood, outhouses, and water (pump)
Distances to Alberta Cities
Distance to Calgary: 486km
Distance to Edmonton: 258km
Distance to Red Deer: 363km
Distance to Lethbridge: 714km
Distance to Grande Prairie: 339km
Coordinates: 53°40’54.4″N 116°53’45.7″W