Directions to Park
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.
|Legislation||Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act|
|Park Size||109,856 Acres / 44,457.14 Ha|
|Legal Boundary||White Goat WA Wilderness Area|
|Administration / Information||403-845-8349|
|Regional Office||Central Regional Office|
|District Office||Rocky Mountain House|
|Natural Region||Rocky 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 Region||North Saskatchewan|