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|Legislation||Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act|
|Park Size||37,849.6 Acres / 15,317.18 Ha|
|Legal Boundary||Ghost River WA Wilderness Area|
|Administration / Information||403-678-0760|
|Regional Office||Kananaskis Region Regional Office|
|District Office||Cochrane-Glenbow District|
|Natural Region||Rocky 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 Region||South Saskatchewan|