Beehive Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-627-1165


Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size16,640.08 Acres  /  6,734 Ha
Legal BoundaryBeehive NA
Administration / Information403-627-1165 
Regional OfficeSouth Regional Office
District Office Pincher Creek
Natural RegionRocky Mountain - Alpine and Sub-alpine 
Natural Region Description

This site contains diverse habitats - alluvial plains of the Oldman River, alpine tundra, cliffs and extensive old-growth spruce-fir forests believed to be more than 1,000 years old. There are also lodgepole pine forests, grasslands and moist herb meadows in the area. The region provides habitat for grizzly bears, summer range for elk and lambing sites for bighorn sheep. Beehive Natural Area is home to several rare and sensitive species including Canada lynx, peregrine falcon, golden eagle, common nighthawk, pileated woodpecker, yellow angelica, lance-leafed grape fern, Rocky Mountain willow herb and blunt-fruited sweet cicely.

Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 
Updated: Jul 2, 2019