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Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park

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

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Camping

    Summer Activities

      Backcountry Camping
      Birding
      Canoeing/Kayaking
      Fishing
      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; gen.comeau@islandlake.biz)
    • 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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