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Chinchaga Wildland Provincial Park

Lat: 57.1621607063 Long: -119.582510332 | Directions
Information: 780-624-6486

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Camping

    Summer Activities

      Backcountry Camping
      Birding
      Canoeing/Kayaking
      Fishing
      OHV Riding (Off-site)
      OHV Riding On-site
      Wildlife Viewing

    Winter Activities

      Cross Country Skiing
      Dog Sledding
      Skijoring
      Snowmobiling (Off-site)
      Snowmobiling On-site
      Snowshoeing
      Winter Camping

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

    • Note: People hiking or random camping in the park are advised to travel with communication and survival equipment.
    • Access: There is no road access into the park.
    • Canoeing: Due to water level fluctuations on the Chinchaga River, there is limited opportunity for canoeing and kayaking. Difficulty ratings are not available.
    • Hiking: Extensive marshlands, creeks and small lakes limit public access to and travel within the park. The park's southeast corner along Halverson Ridge contains boreal forest. There is no direct access to the ridge.
    • OHV riding: on existing trails only. Off-trail use is prohibited.

    Park Management

    ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
    LegislationProvincial Parks Act
    Park Size198,345.49 Acres  /  80,270.42 Ha
    Legal BoundaryChinchaga Wildland Provincial Park
    Administration / Information780-624-6486 
    Regional OfficeNorthwest Regional Office
    District Office Peace River
    Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Lower Boreal Highlands
    Boreal Forest - Upper Boreal Highlands 
    Natural Region Description

    The diverse forests and wetlands of Chinchaga Wildland Park contain important habitat for boreal forest species. These include woodland caribou, grizzly bear, trumpeter swans and forest songbirds. Trumpeter swans nest in the area. The park includes a wetland complex dotted with small lakes. Foothills wetland complexes similar to those in Chinchaga Wildland Park are not represented in other protected areas in Alberta, nor are they represented in adjoining foothills in British Columbia.

    Land Use Framework RegionUpper Peace 

    Public Safety