Beehive NA Natural Area

Beehive Natural Area

Information: 403-382-4097

Park Boundary


  Backcountry Camping
  Hiking - Backcountry

  Cross Country Skiing

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

  • Birding: Species include woodpeckers, wood warblers, rosy finches, Hammond's flycatchers, Clark's nutcrackers and white-tailed ptarmigans.
  • Trails: Great Divide Trail runs through Beehive at treeline and crosses the Oldman River at the northern boundary of the natural area. The trail consists of an assortment of tracks, cut lines and roads.

Hunting in Beehive Natural Area

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Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size16,640.08 Acres  /  6,734 Ha
Legal BoundaryBeehive Natural Area
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 

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Updated: Sep 19, 2017