Kimiwan Lake, located at
McLennan, Alberta, Canada is an internationally recognized wetland
which has tremendous wildlife values, particularly for waterfowl and
The importance of
the lake is recognized by several designations
Significant Important Bird Area,
candidate provincial Natural Area, Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the most
northern site in Alberta nominated under the Western Hemisphere Shorebird
Kimiwan Lake Naturalists
are a not-for-profit society (# 503224875) which strives to maintain the
multiple values of Kimiwan Lake through education and interpretation,
research and habitat enhancement activities. The Society operates an
Interpretive Centre and extensive Birdwalk, located on the south shore of
Centre is fully operational and staffed with interpreters from May until
September. Since 1993, the Interpretive Centre has received over 30,000
visitors! Activities which will benefit children are a high priority for
The pride of the
Kimiwan Lake Naturalists is the
Interpretive Centre located along Highway #2 on the south side of the
lake. The Centre, which opened in 1992 is staffed from May until
September. The Centre provides the starting point for an exciting and
rewarding birding experience!
Recent upgrades to
the Centre include the addition of a bird migration display, a computer
station complete with public access to birding CD-ROMs and the Web and a
unique herbarium collection of local flora.
binoculars? We’ve got a pair for you to borrow! Want to plan the next leg
of your birding trip? Log on the computer and access the links to other
great Alberta birding destinations.
We invite you to
log your bird sightings in the Centre and chat with the staff about
additional birding and other tourism opportunities in the area.
Before you leave, be sure to pick up
a special souvenir of Kimiwan Lake. We have a selection of unique gifts
including bird feeders and nest boxes, guide books, hats and shirts, post
cards and even hand-carved wood feather pins!