Heritage Ranch boasts escarpment, the river, fishing ponds, open grassy fields and dense old growth forests. You can walk along the paved path to the north, which leads down to the grasslands and the ponds. You can also take the stairs down to the Red Deer River. A bridge at the bottom of the escarpment connects to the walking/biking trail to Bower Ponds which, in turn, connects to most parts of the city.
The Red Deer River Naturalists are not liable for any injury or damage whatsoever caused to yourself or others by using this guide.
- ~ Use discretion when venturing into natural habitat.
- ~ Do not trespass on private land.
- ~ Some sites allow livestock grazing.
- ~ Some sites allow hunting.
- ~ Some sites in western regions are in bear/cougar habitat. Take all necessary precautions.
More birds will be seen in the spring and summer seasons but all locations will have some winter birds. Typical and common species can be expected for each habitat described. Large deep lakes typically attract migrating waterfowl (ducks, swans, and geese).