Beauvais Lake Provincial Park is hidden in the southwest corner of Southern Alberta. It is one of those hidden gems that many people pass by on their way to Waterton or to Banff. It is located just to the northwest of Waterton Lakes National park. To the southeast of Crowsnest Pass Alberta and southwest of Pincher Creek Alberta.
It’s not a large park by any means. But it is a park with a lot of wildlife diversity. The lake is the largest feature of the park. Surrounded by a fair bit of forest land and even some grass covered foothill land.
It isn’t a place where many people would go with a large family looking for a lot to do because there are limited things to do there. But for a wildlife photographer like myself, it is another small piece of heaven located in southern Alberta.
I prefer staying at Beauvais Lake over Waterton in the summer as it is a lot less busy. There seems to be a larger than normal population of waterfowl at the lake as it is one of the only lakes in the area.
From April 1 till July 10 part of the lake is closed to boats because it is a protective breeding area for waterfowl breading. Being a nature photographer there’s lots of other things to photograph around the lake, and even in the park. So for me it is a great place to head to.
Fishing – Beauvais Lake Provincial Park
The lake has a lot of fish in it and because of that there is a very healthy Osprey population at the lake. With the large population of Osprey as well as other shorebirds, and waterfowl it is a place that I try to get back to as much as I can. Everyday seems to be a different mix of birds to photograph.
Another home delivery
Thank you for sharing another of my favorite places.