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White Goat Wilderness Area

Lat: 52.225661037 Long: -116.852036292 | Directions
Information: 403-845-8349

  • Travel in White Goat Wilderness Area is by foot only.  Horses and mountain bikes are not permitted.
  • Hunting and fishing are prohibited.
  • Before visiting, inform family or friends of your intended route, camping stops and expected return time. 
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      Summer Activities

        Backcountry Camping
        Hiking - Backcountry

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

      Camping: random backcountry camping only - there are no developed facilities in White Goat Wilderness Area. Hiking: access from the east is at the junction of Hwy. 11 and the Cline River; access from the southwest is along Norman Creek off Hwy. 93; access from the north is via Nigel Creek trailhead near Sunwapta Pass on Hwy. 93; most routes originated as pack trails and are not maintained; it is a 4-5 hour hike to the wilderness area boundary from access points; topograhic maps for the area - NTS 1:50,000 scale 83C/1-Whiterabbit Creek, 83C/2-Cline River, 83C/3-Columbia Icefield, 83C/6-Sunwapta Peak, 83C/7-Job Creek. Important note: inform family or friends of your intended route and expected return time; horses and mountain bikes are prohibited in wilderness areas.

      Park Management

      ClassificationWilderness Area
      LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
      Park Size109,856 Acres  /  44,457.14 Ha
      Legal BoundaryWhite Goat Wilderness Area
      Administration / Information403-845-8349  
      Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
      District Office Rocky Mountain House
      Natural RegionRocky Mountain - Alpine and Sub-alpine
      Rocky Mountain - Montane 
      Natural Region Description

      White Goat Wilderness Area contains spectacular peaks over 3300 metres in elevation. The highest peaks have permanent snowfields and small glaciers. Below 2100 metres there are forests of Engelmann spruce, white spruce, fir and lodgepole pine. Above 2100 metres are grasses, sedges and wildflowers. Flowering season begins at lower elevations in June and finishes in the high alpine meadows in mid-July. Wildlife includes bighorn sheep, mountain goats, woodland caribou, elk, cougars, wolves, grizzly bears and black bears.

      Land Use Framework RegionNorth Saskatchewan 

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