Old Bezanson Townsite

OBT is not maintained during the off season. Visitors may hike in at their discretion. Please practise care and precaution. Regular maintenance will resume May 15, 2021.


Why visit Old Bezanson Townsite?


Along the banks of the Smoky River, just 12 km southeast of Bezanson is the Old Bezanson Townsite and what remains of the dream of A.M. Bezanson. In the early 1900s, he started building a city here in anticipation of the rail link. When the line passed through Grande Prairie instead, the Old Bezanson Townsite building footprints is all that remained of his legacy.

Special Note: Effective July 27, 2020 this park is open on Saturday and Sunday (weekends only) from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. until further notice. Mid-week visitors are encouraged to check out the nearby Kleskun Hills Park and Campground instead. 

Site Contact: Dana

Phone: 780-518-2591

Season (Day Use): May 15 to October 15, 2020; Saturday and Sundays 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Day Use only. To book exclusive access of the gazebo call 780-518-2591
  • No group camping for remainder of 2020 - refer to Bear Lake or Pipestone campgrounds
  • Fire pits, picnic tables, outdoor restrooms, playground and shelter with wood stove, historical information, and walking trails
  • No power or potable water

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