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Caribou Mountains Wildland Provincial Park

Information: 780-624-6486
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Camping

       

    Activities

      Backcountry Camping
      Birding
      Canoeing/Kayaking
      OHV Riding On-site
      Wildlife Viewing

      Cross Country Skiing
      Dog Sledding
      Skijoring
      Snowmobiling On-site
      Snowshoeing
      Winter Camping

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

    • Access: There is no vehicle access into Caribou Mountains Wildland Park. Aircraft landing in the park requires authorization from Alberta Parks.
    • OHV riding: on existing trails only. Off-trail use is prohibited.

    Park Management

    ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
    LegislationProvincial Parks Act
    Park Size1,460,361.7 Acres  /  591,008.4 Ha
    Legal BoundaryCaribou Mountains WPP Wildland Provincial Park
    Administration / Information780-624-6486 
    Regional OfficeNorthwest Regional Office
    District Office Peace River
    Natural RegionBoreal 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 RegionLower Peace 

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    Updated: Jun 19, 2017