Ghost River WA Wilderness Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 587-830-2198

Cold Water Safety

Visitors be aware, in the mountains the water is cold all year. If you fall into the cold water it will affect you immediately.
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Park Management

ClassificationWilderness Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size37,849.6 Acres  /  15,317.18 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.
Administration / Information403-678-0760 
Regional OfficeKananaskis Region Regional Office
District OfficeCochrane-Glenbow District
Natural RegionRocky Mountain - Alpine and Sub-alpine 
Natural Region Description

Ghost River Wilderness Area consists of rugged mountain terrain and glacier-carved valleys. Aylmer, Apparition, Oliver and Costigan mountains reach elevations of 2743 to 3353 metres. Below 2100 metres there are sub-alpine forests of Engelmann spruce, white spruce, fir and lodgepole pine; above 2100 metres are grasses, sedges and wildflowers. Many rare species of butterflies are found in the area. Wildlife includes bighorn sheep, deer, moose, cougar, bears and wolves.

Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 
Updated: Jul 25, 2022