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Hole-in-the-Wall Provincial Park
About This Park
Hole-In-The-Wall Provincial Park is named after the resurgence spring which emerges from a limestone rock wall. This type of feature occurs when water travels underground through a complex series of caves and either works its way down to a level of impermeable rock or until it reaches the top of the water table. The water flow may then travel along the surface of the impermeable rock until it reaches the surface as a spring. This type of feature is usually associated with cave features, particularly where the predominant stone is limestone.
Visitors to Hole-in-the-Wall Provincial Park will be amazed by the size and sheer volume of water. Surrounded by lush vegetation and a spectacular vertical blue-gray wall of limestone, this geological feature is impressive and easily accessible via a short 40 m walk from the road.
Know Before You Go
- Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park. All surface water must be treated, boiled or filtered.
- Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides.
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Nature and Culture
- History - Hole-in-the-Wall Provincial Park was established as a Provincial Park in 2000.
- Cultural Heritage - The area has been traditionally used by First Nations of the Treaty 8 Tribal Association.
- Conservation - Hole-in-the-Wall Provincial Park contains a resurgence spring that discharges from a limestone cliff located along the Sukunka River and near Windfall Creek in the Hart Foothills ecosection. The water flow changes with seasonal conditions.
- Wildlife - Moose, black bear, and mule deer are some of the species commonly observed in the park.