Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Random Backcountry Camping

Information: 780-743-7437
Day Use is permitted. Outhouse facilities are open where feasible - be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Campgrounds open, starting June 1 at 50% capacity. We are monitoring our actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust as needed.

Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park is located approximately 135km northwest of Fort McMurray. Access is limited with summer access as fly-in only and winter access by road using industry roads for 115km and the remainder is by snowmobile only (on designated trails). Random backcountry camping is permitted. There are no developed campgrounds in the park. Birch Mountains WPP contains one of the most diverse intact hill systems in the Boreal Forest Natural Region. The park contains peatlands, a California gull colony, and one of Canada's only free-roaming wood bison herds outside of Wood Buffalo National Park.

Camping Notes

    • Random backcountry camping is permitted in this park.  There are no campsites or facilities.  No permit or fee is required. 
    • Review our random backcountry camping page for restrictions and recommendations on where to set up camp.
Updated: Jun 19, 2017