This Saturday we spent 2 hours at a location called Three Mile Bend. It's an area along the Red Deer River that was mined for gravel and was not reclaimed. Most of it has been left for 50 years so there is a combination of ponds and forested areas in various stages of recovery.
It can be an excellent birding area in June when there are many warblers along the banks of the river. This Saturday was poor as it's an off leash dog park so there were too many dogs and people for good birding.
We did see 14 species.
Freestyle skiing had been very active here for a long time. This is the practice facility. This is the top of the ramp . Water runs on the ramp surface and they can ski down the ramp.