Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park

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Park Management

ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size155,114.89 Acres  /  62,775 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.306/01
Administration / Information403-933-7172 
Regional OfficeKananaskis Region Regional Office
District OfficeEast Kananaskis District
Kananaskis CountryManaging a Complex Landscape
Natural RegionRocky Mountain - Alpine and Sub-alpine
Rocky Mountain - Montane
Foothills - Upper Foothills 
Natural Region Description

Don Getty Wildland Park consists of a number of parcels of land that add ecological integrity to adjacent protected areas in the vicinity of Kananaskis Country. The park contains several important features including Forget-Me-Not Ridge, which provides spectcular views and one of the deepest known caves in Alberta. There are exceptional examples of several well-preserved periglacial features in the park - felsenmeer, stone stripes and stone polygons. These periglacial features are well preserved, with little disturbance from industrial activity and recreational use. The Plateau-Cataract area of the park includes Cataract Creek, one of Alberta's finest walk-in trout fishing streams.

Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 




Updated: Jun 23, 2017