Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Parks Research and Management

Information: 403-678-0760
A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
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Park Management

Classification Wildland Provincial Park
Legislation Provincial Parks Act
Park Size 155,114.89 Acres / 62,775.00 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 306/01
Administration / Information 403-678-0760
Regional Office Kananaskis Regional Office
District East Kananaskis
Natural Region Rocky Mountain - Alpine and Sub-alpine
Rocky Mountain - Montane
Foohills - 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 Region South Saskatchewan
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Updated: Jun 23, 2017