This park is east of Edmonton about a half -hour drive, if that. This is the second time I've been to it and the first in summer.
We spent a great deal of time on Astotin Lake. We saw a wide variety of bird life from sandpipers to pelicans.
At one point during a paddle we saw a heron. Behind him, a buffalo.
Later that day Mike and I drove around the park and checked out the bison loop. No bison were about, but as we drove back to the campground it started pouring rain and two of them were out enjoying the shower. Here's a wet buffalo:
We came home on Sunday and were treated to this sight along the road. Here's a dry buffalo:
And here's a field full of them. They were across the road from the bison loop.
I am so happy to have finally spent some time in the park and to finally see some wild buffalo roaming.