Diverse montane landscapes, great scenery, camping, hiking, and trout fishing draw visitors to Beauvais Lake Provincial Park, a protected area that straddles the ecotone, or mixing zone, between native prairie grasslands and the Rocky Mountains. Rare plants such as the white bog orchid, mountain ladyslipper and blue camas can be observed in spring and early-sumer bloom. Nestled in the foothills of southwest Alberta, almost 3,000 acres, this provincial park protects a unique landscape of fescue grassland, wetlands, and forests of aspen, poplar, Douglas fir, spruce and pine. Beauvais Lake is home to loons, osprey, eagles, geese, mule deer, moose, elk, black and grizzly bears to name a few species of wildlife that inhabit the montane landscape.
As early as 1881, newcomers settled near Beauvais Lake; trails lead to these early homestead sites and to beaver ponds, wooded slopes and lakeside walks.
Spectacular views of Alberta's Livingston Range, The Castle Wilderness, Porcupine Hills and British Columbia's Flathead Mountain Range meet your gaze as you climb Piney Point or Mount Albert in the park. Wildflower and bird watching are at their peak in June and July, bring your wildflower and bird guides. Visitors appreciate great half day hikes or walks, along the trail system and the quiet camping opportunities. As well, Beauvais Lake is only 20 minutes from Pincher Creek and a short drive to museums, annual community events and other hiking trails. The park has a nice secluded winter camping spot in the campground, bring your own water, several sites are ploughed.