Goose Mountain Ecological Reserve

Goose Mountain Ecological Reserve

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Park Boundary


  Hiking - Backcountry

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

  • Note: Overnight camping and open fires are prohibited in Ecological Reserves. Use of motorized vehicles is not permitted in Ecological Reserves. There are no facilities on this site.
  • Access: Public access to the Ecological Reserve is available via the Goose Mountain Fire Tower road from the Town of Swan Hills. This road can be extremely difficult, especially in wet weather.

Park Management

ClassificationEcological Reserve
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size3,080 Acres  /  1,246.48 Ha
Legal BoundaryGoose Mountain Ecological Reserve
Administration / Information780-960-8170 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Spruce Grove
Natural RegionFoothills - Upper Foothills 
Natural Region Description

Goose Mountain Ecological Reserve is situated in the highest portion of the Swan Hills uplands. Flat-topped to steeply-sloping hills rise 600 metres above the surrounding lowlands. An impressive north-facing escarpment dissected by pronounced gullies is found near the southern boundary. The most extensive vegetation type is coniferous forest dominated by balsam/subalpine fir crosses, Engelmann/white spruce crosses and lodgepole pine. Tall shrub communities of alder and willow occur on moist slopes.

Land Use Framework RegionUpper Athabasca 

Public Safety

Updated: Jun 19, 2017