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Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park

Lat: 57.50875315 Long: -112.95826226 | Directions
Information: 780-743-7437

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    Visitor Centre

      Summer Activities

        Backcountry Camping
        Hiking - Backcountry
        OHV Riding On-site
        Power Boating
        Wildlife Viewing

      Winter Activities

        Ice Fishing
        Snowmobiling On-site

      Note Permitted activities may vary within a park. Please confirm details with park staff.

      • Access: Summer access is fly-in only. Winter access is by snowmobile only (on designated trails).
      • Accommodation: Namur Lake Lodge (office phone: 780-791-9299; fax: 780-715-0699) and Island Lake Lodge (phone: 780-743-0214; fax 780-791-9464;
      • Camping: Random backcountry camping is permitted. There are no developed campgrounds in the park.
      • OHV Use: on existing trails only. Off-trail use is prohibited.

      Park Management

      ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
      LegislationProvincial Parks Act
      Park Size357,066.96 Acres  /  144,505 Ha
      Legal BoundaryBirch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park
      Administration / Information780-743-7437 
      Regional OfficeNortheast Regional Office
      District Office Fort McMurray
      Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Lower Boreal Highlands
      Boreal Forest - Upper Boreal Highlands 
      Natural Region Description

      This park contains one of the most diverse intact hill systems in the Boreal Forest Natural Region. In 2004, the provincially rare aquatic plant quillwort was discovered here. The park contains peatlands, a California gull colony, and one of Canada's only free-roaming wood bison herds outside of Wood Buffalo National Park. Osprey and bald eagles nest in the larger trees around the lakes. Lakes in the park support lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, Arctic grayling, walleye and yellow perch.

      Land Use Framework RegionLower Athabasca 

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