Willmore Willmore Wilderness Park

Willmore Willmore Wilderness Park

Information: 780-865-8395 or 780-865-5600 (Switzer Park Visitor Centre)

Park Management

Classification
Legislation
Park Size1,135,872 Acres  /  459,671.04 Ha
Legal BoundaryWillmore Willmore Wilderness Park
Administration / Information780-865-8395  
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Hinton
Special DesignationsInter-Provincial Park
Natural RegionRocky Mountain - Alpine and Sub-alpine
Rocky Mountain - Montane
Foothills - Upper Foothills 
Natural Region Description

Willmore represents some of the last unexploited range of many wildlife species in Alberta - almost 20% of Alberta's mountain goats and bighorn sheep are found here. Other wildlife includes grizzly bears, mountain caribou, cougars and wolves. The windswept front ranges in the eastern part of Willmore are critical winter habitat for ungulates. Elevation ranges from 300 metres in the northeast to over 1500 metres in the southwest. Some peaks along the Continental Divide exceed 3050 metres. Resthaven Ice Field extends into Willmore from Jasper National Park.

Land Use Framework RegionUpper Peace