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Marguerite River Wildland Provincial Park

Information: 780-743-7437

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      Backcountry Camping
      Hiking - Backcountry
      Wildlife Viewing

      Snowmobiling On-site

    Note Permitted activities may vary within a park. Please confirm details with park staff.

    • Access: Access is fly-in only. Landing aircraft in the park requires authorization from Alberta Parks.
    • Camping: Random backcountry camping is permitted. There are no developed campground facilities in the park.

    Hunting in Marguerite River Wildland Provincial Park

    Aircraft landing in park requires parks authorization

    More information: 780-623-5235

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    Park Management

    ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
    LegislationProvincial Parks Act
    Park Size485,055.34 Acres  /  196,301.9 Ha
    Legal BoundaryMarguerite River Wildland Provincial Park
    Administration / Information780-743-7437 
    Regional OfficeNortheast Regional Office
    District Office Fort McMurray
    Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Central Mixedwood
    Boreal Forest - Athabasca Plain
    Canadian Shield - Kazan Uplands 
    Natural Region Description

    This park contains landscapes not found in any other protected area in Alberta. The park's north end is dominated by a dissected kame. This extremely rugged landscape has local relief in excess of 200 metres. The Marguerite and Richardson rivers flowing from the kame area have developed the best examples of braided stream valley in the Boreal Forest Natural Region. A spectacular esker, with local relief in excess of 65 metres, marks the south end of the park. The landscape between these two features includes a drumlin field and glacial flutings. The Snuff/Otter Lakes area represents some of the most pristine organic wetlands in Alberta's boreal forest. Included within the park is a unique crag and tail landscape consisting of granite crags with glacially deposited gravel tails on the lee side. The crag and tail landscape is part of the Canadian Shield Natural Region. Rock polypody, a rare fern, has been found in the crag and tail area. Grizzly bears have been sighted in the park.

    Land Use Framework RegionLower Athabasca 

    Public Safety

    Updated: Jun 19, 2017