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Town Of Mossbank
Mossbank Location: 5km N of Mossbank via Grid Rd 718. Watch for signs.
Hiking Trails
Hiking Trails
Old Wives Lake is designated a Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. An estimated 500,000 shorebirds use Old Wives Lake as a stopping point while on their migration S to South America from the Arctic breeding grounds. The area is significant both historically and environmentally.

Refer to the informational signs located along the self-guided 2.4km walking trail, complete with viewing deck, gazebo, and picnic areas, for further history of the area and the story behind the naming of Old Wives Lake.

Open Year Round

Nearby Attractions

Mossbank amenities: accommodations, restaurants, RV Park, swimming pool, ball diamonds, beach volleyball pits, Mossbank Museum, Mossbank Golf Course.

Trail Stats

  • Length : 2.4km
  • Difficulty : Beginner
  • Surface : Natural terrain, grassland, possible wetlands,
  • Environment : Mixed Grassland Ecoregion - migratory bird staging area
  • Trailhead GPS : 50.0113N, -105.9972W

Trail Activities

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Birdwatching

Additional Trail Information

  • Backcountry
  • No admission charge
  • Pit toilet
  • Picnic area
  • Trail markers
  • Interpretive signs at trailhead
  • Interpretive signs enroute
  • Self-guided nature trail
  • Viewing platform(s)

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network affiliate