Slave Lake Travel Guide

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Slave Lake Overview

This overview regards the small town of Slave Lake (population just under 7,000 as of 2011) which lies on the Southeastern shore of the beautiful Lesser Slave Lake which was my reason for visiting. It sits on the junction of Hoghway's 2 and 88.

Slave Lake is yet another one of those wonderful small Canadian towns (although larger than most) where you pull in for a while and a bit of a pit stop. It is a great little town and well worth a visit. Within 15 minutes you can discover Alberta's 6th largest Provincial Park, Canada's northernmost bird observatory, Alberta's easternmost foothills and a most beautiful stretch of white sand beach. There is abundant wildlife in the area the lake is known as an excellent spot for bird-watching, hence the observatory.

Slave Lake and it's environs are one of the very numerous little "finds" in Alberta which the locals seem to know about but which the traveller from further afield may miss so the reader may wish to do themselves a favour and not visit.