Brown-Lowery Provincial Park

33 S of Priddis, Calgary, Alberta


(403) 297-5293


Description

Brown-Lowery is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada. It is located 27km northwest of Turner Valley and 49km south-west of Calgary.The park has a surface of 3km2 and is situated at an elevation of 1370m. It was established on October 29, 1992 and is maintained by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.According to the plaque located at the park entrance: "This natural landscape was donated to the people of Alberta in 1969, by Home Oil Company Limited in memory of its founders Robert Brown Sr. and Major James Robert Lowery. Both men were pioneers of Alberta's oil industry and took part in the early development of the Turner Valley oil field.Robert Brown, Sr., who has been called the father of the Alberta oil industry, had numerous successes in the Turner Valley Field dating back to 1914. He amalgamated his many interests into Federated Petroleum in 1940. Major Lowery founded Home Oil on July 10, 192? and completed his first successful well, Home Oil No. 1, in 1928. The two companies were merged in 1951 to form Home Oil Company Limited, which to this day continues to be actively involved in the Turner Valley area."ActivitiesFront country hiking and wildlife viewing are popular activities in the park.

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