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Year  Area of Provincial Parks
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Wildland Parks
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Willmore Provincial Park
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Provincial Recreation Areas
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Ecological Reserves
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Wilderness Areas
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Natural Areas
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Heritage Rangelands
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Total Provincial Protected Areas
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Protected Areas
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Area of National Parks
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Area in Ski Hills
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Area of Golf Courses
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1895                           7,349            
1896                                        
1897                                        
1898                                        
1899                                        
1900                                        
1901                                        
1902                                        
1903                                        
1904                                        
1905                           7,349            
1906                                        
1907                                        
1908                                        
1909                                        
1910                                        
1911                                        
1912                                        
1913                                        
1914                                        
1915                           18,773            
1916                                        
1917                                        
1918                                        
1919                                        
1920                                        
1921                                        
1922                                        
1923                                        
1924                                        
1925                           55,000            
1926                                        
1927                                        
1928                                        
1929                                        
1930                                        
1931                                        
1932                                        
1933                                        
1934                                        
1935                           55,005            
1936                                        
1937                                        
1938                                        
1939                                        
1940                                        
1941                                        
1942                                        
1943                                        
1944                                        
1945                           55,005            
1946                                        
1947                                        
1948                                        
1949                                        
1950                                        
1951                                        
1952                                        
1953                                        
1954                                        
1955                           55,381            
1956                                        
1957                                        
1958                                        
1959                                        
1960                                        
1961                                        
1962                                        
1963                                        
1964                                        
1965                           61,091            
1966                                        
1967                                        
1968                                        
1969                                        
1970                                        
1971                                        
1972                                        
1973                                        
1974                                        
1975                           61,561            
1976                                        
1977                                        
1978                                        
1979                                        
1980                                        
1981                                        
1982                                        
1983                                        
1984                                        
1985                           62,264            
1986                                        
1987                                        
1988                                        
1989                                        
1990                                        
1991                                        
1992                                        
1993                                        
1994                                        
1995                           64,475            
1996                                        
1997                                        
1998                                        
1999                                        
2000201,553  1,036,894  459,671  82,224  29,444  100,989  143,540     2,054,316               
2001                                        
2002                                        
2003                                        
2004                                        
2005                           82,494            
2006212,435  1,732,958  459,671  80,457  29,444  100,989  132,383  7,760  2,756,098     6,266,000  5,320      
2007                                        
2008                                        
2009                                        
2010219,506  1,731,440  459,671  85,044  26,843  100,989  130,861  12,010  2,766,364               
2011                                        
2012                                        
2013                                        
2014220,987  1,731,440  459,671  87,892  26,843  100,989  129,944  12,010  2,769,776               
 

References and Related Online Materials

Area of Provincial Parks:Government of Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. (no date). Land Reference Manal. Last updated April 28, 2010. http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/landreferencemanual/default.aspx (accessed May 19, 2010).
For detailed descriptions of each provincial land classification, see: http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/landreferencemanual/landclassdescriptions.aspx
Data from 2000 and 2006 was taken from older versions of this same table.
Wildland Parks:See entry for area of provincial parks. 
Willmore Provincial Park:See entry for area of provincial parks. 
Provincial Recreation Areas:See entry for area of provincial parks. 
Ecological Reserves:See entry for area of provincial parks. 
Wilderness Areas:See entry for area of provincial parks. 
Natural Areas:See entry for area of provincial parks. 
Heritage Rangelands:See entry for area of provincial parks. 
Total Provincial Protected Areas:See entry for area of provincial parks. 
Protected Areas:Alberta Natural Heritage Information Centre
Area of National Parks:Parks Canada, Information on National Parks in Alberta.
Area in Ski Hills:GoSki, www.GoSki.ca, Hill Statistics for Alberta by Resort, 2006.
Area of Golf Courses:Data not currently available.