Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

Km 18, Highway 88 N, Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A0



Company Overview

The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation was created through a partnership between the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory and Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.

The centre provides an in-depth look at birds and their vital relationship to the boreal forest. Multi-faceted, interactive displays and innovative education programs educate and entertain visitors of all ages. Our LEED standard "Gold" building demonstrates the possibilities for reducing water, electricity and fossil fuel as well as being environmentally friendly in all aspects of construction.

The real stars of the BCBC are the neo-tropical migrants that pass through the area and blanket the boreal forest breeding grounds. These feathered guests are the reason for the existence of the BCBC and the focal point for the research, monitoring and education programs.


"Nurturing Stewards of the Boreal Forest"


* Interpretive exhibit gallery focusing on boreal forest birds

* Guided tours of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory Banding Station

* Year-round educational programs including curriculum based school programs and special community events

*Access to the Trans-Canada Trail for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing

*Self guided interpretive Sara Scobie Songbird Trail

*Easy access to Slave Lake

*Year round birding activities

*Special Events, art classes and workshops

*On site research field station facilities for rent

*State of the art conference and meeting facilities

*Accomodation at the Nest: A Boreal Hostel

*Gift shop featuring local artists and boreal forest related merchandise


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Operating Hours

MON8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
TUE8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WED8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
THU8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
FRI8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
SAT10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SUN10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Lot Parking No
Street Parking No
Valet Parking No


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