Caribou Mountains Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-624-6125
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself at the Canadian Red Cross.
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Hunting in Caribou Mountains Wildland Provincial Park

OHV use on existing trails only; off-trail use is prohibited.

More information: 780-538-5350

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Park Management

Classification Wildland Provincial Park
Legislation Provincial Parks Act
Park Size 1,460,361.70 Acres / 591,008.40 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 308/01
Administration / Information 780-624-6125
Regional Office North Regional Office
District Peace River
Natural Region Boreal Forest - Sub-arctic
Boreal Forest - Northern Mixedwood
Boreal Forest - Lower Boreal Highlands
Natural Region Description

Alberta’s largest and northern-most wildland park, Caribou Mountains contains provincially significant wetlands and sub-arctic habitat. The park includes about 80% of the range of an important population of woodland caribou, a threatened species in Alberta. A population of up to 120 wood bison (an endangered species) lives in the Wentzel Lake area in small groups of up to 15 animals. It's believed that bison introduced polar reed grass to the area. The Caribou Mountains provide habitat for species normally found much farther north including gray-cheeked thrush, red-necked phalarope, red-throated loon, American tree sparrow, mew gull, pacific loon and surf scoter. Wetlands are an integral part of the Caribou Mountains. The peat plateau bog and northern ribbed fens in the area are unique environments of provincial significance.

Land Use Framework Region Lower Peace
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Updated: Jul 22, 2022