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Explore Alberta: The County of St. Paul

An outdoor recreation hotspot, the County of St. Paul provides ample opportunity to explore our region.  Find your adventure here in our region — whether you’re geocaching, taking a multi-day trip down Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail, or exploring the  attractions found in our region.


We’re one of the only Alberta counties to allow for back road access for off-highway vehicles.

NOTE:  Users are asked to be considerate when traveling to or near private properties with ATVs as these machines can be noisy. 

Please respect private property and residents who live close by.  Do not rev engines near private residences, and do not enter private property.  Thank you!


Alberta's Iron Horse Trail

Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail (AIHT) is the longest completed section of the Trans-Canada Trail in Alberta. This 300-kilometre trail is open year-round for residents and tourists alike to enjoy and explore. From side-by-sides to snowmobiles, we offer recreation options for all types of off-highway vehicles. 

Check the AIHT website for planning your travels and amenities along the Iron Horse Trail. 


"Alberta's Iron Horse Trail is one of the province's top multi-use recreational trails, and one of the province's must-visit hidden gems."
-excerpt from Alberta's Iron Horse Trail: The Hidden Adventure you Need to Explore (Canada Adventure Travel Guide)

"This stunning stretch in Northern Alberta ranges along three branches from Heinsburg to Waskatenau and north to Cold Lake comprises nearly 300 km of pathway and ATV track across some of the nation's most beautiful landscapes."
-excerpt from the Ultimate Canadian ATV Trails from Coast to Coast

Places to Explore. Places to Play. Tourism Spotlight

Our museums, although quaint, are a perfect nod to our history and heritage.  We are also proud of the indigenous heritage of our region and
the indigenous communities we are proud to call our neighbours. 

Travel Lakeland
Travel Lakeland is excited to introduce new tourism destinations and experiences to the Lakeland Region that offer visitors more opportunities to discover the region's natural beauty, rich history, diverse culture, and Indigenous traditions. From guided tours of historic landmarks to immersive cultural experiences and outdoor adventures, these new offerings provide unique and transformative travel experiences.
Take The Trail:  Northern Alberta Bilingual Tourism Routes
Over 200 bilingual attractions to discover.  Discover Thematic Routes.  Create Your Itinerary.  There's a lot to explore! 
Elk Point & District Lions Club Memorial Park Fish Pond  The fish pond is open to the public. 
Alberta fish license rules apply.

Fort George & Buckingham House
Located east of Elk Point.  Closing for the season on September 4
A book on the History:  Opponents and Neighbours:  Fort George and Buckingham House and the early fur trade on the
North Saskatchewan River, 1792 to 1800

Historic Heinsburg Water Tower (camping available on site)

St. Paul Historical Museum

Town of St. Paul Art Walk 

Mallaig Provincial Recreation Area

Mallaig & District Museum

Check out the local history!  A small museum housed in a donated church and displaying over 4,000 items in the collection.  Grassy Island School, old farm equipment and more! 
Open during the summer.


Frog Lake National Historic Site

A deep look at Indigenous history in our region.

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Ferguson Flats

A region of land of historical importance.

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