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Chinchaga Wildland Provincial Park

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

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Camping

    Visitor Centre

      Summer Activities

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

      Winter Activities

        Cross Country Skiing
        Dog Sledding
        Skijoring
        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 
       

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