Shorncliffe Park

Shorncliffe Park in located in East-Central Alberta, in the Municipal District of Provost, approximately 220 kilometers south east of Edmonton and 60 kilometers west of the Saskatchewan border. It encompasses 100 acres (40 hectares) and hosts more than 50 campsites, with services ranging from power only to full service. For your convenience and enjoyment, the park also features shower rooms, laundry facilities, playgrounds, ball diamonds, a soccer pitch, a tennis court, an arena and rodeo grounds. The Lake is great for swimming, boating and all kinds of beach activities.

The broad range of campsites are available on a first come, first served basis and there are three group sites that can be booked for social gatherings, family reunions, etc. There also 45 privately owned cabins at the park. The mix of campers, residents, toddlers, teenagers and seniors provide for a kaleidoscope of preferences and activities. With all of the options and activities, a solid level of tolerance, understanding and respect is required to ensure that a good time is had by all members of the spectrum.

Shorncliffe Lake is over 3 kilometers long and .7 kilometers wide, providing a great venue for boating, tubing and skiing. The park side shore provides a sandy beach for swimmers of all ages. The park also plays host to two weeks of swimming lessons in July, that has been a big hit with the local community for over 50 years. As with any recreational lake. it is important that all participants take care to ensure the safely of others. Boaters must also learn where the shallow spots in the lake are to avoid mishaps.

For more information during the summer season, please contact the park attendant at the park office during the day, call 780-857-2435 or email

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We hope you will have a safe and very enjoyable experience at our park!




There are over 100 acres of flora and fauna for your enjoyment. This setting provides plenty room to camp, swim and play; with just enough facilities to enjoy the good life, while you are “roughing” it. Showers are free and there is a laundromat if you need to replenish your supply of towels or wash some of the fun out of your clothes. A concession booth is open most of the summer season if you need a quick meal, treat or a cool soft drink.

Shorncliffe Lake Chalet Rental Rate
Please be advised that, at its regular meeting on January 10th, 2019, the Council of the Municipal District of Provost No. 52 did move to set the rental rate for the new Shorncliffe Lake Chalet at $50/day.

Shorncliffe Lake

Shorncliffe Lake is ideal for boating, water skiing and swimming. This beautiful park hosts full service campsites, Laundromat, ball diamonds, playgrounds, concession, showers and washrooms. Prairie Panorama Museum and Machinerama is located at Shorncliffe lake and provides an interesting day exploring local history and artifacts. For information call 780-857-2435 or the MD office in off season 780-753-2434.
For a list of rules please click here.

For information concerning bookings from May to October, please contact the caretaker at or phone (780)857-2435.
For information concerning bookings from October to May, please contact the M.D. of Provost No. 52 at or phone 780-753-2434.

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Tenting/Non-Power $17.00
Power $25.00
Power & Water $27.50
Full Service $32.00
Group MD Lot $50.00
Group Site $90.00
There will be a charge $7.00 per bundle for firewood.

Hall Rental:
Dances – up to $75.00; Other – $50.00; Local & Community Meetings – $20.00
Shorncliffe Lake 4H Building Rental:
4-H events are free of charge
Commercial events: $500 per day/$750 per weekend (defined as 12:00 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday).
Family Reunion or similar function: $100 per day or $150 per weekend.
Small community groups of less than 20 people: No charge.
$500 damage deposit (charged only to paying renters) with the understanding that if damage occurs, the renter will pay the full cost of the damage and labour for repairs above the deposit amount.