Black Creek HR Heritage Rangeland

Black Creek HR Heritage Rangeland

Information: 403-382-4097

Park Boundary



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

  • Access: This land is subject to grazing leases and has regulatory conditions on recreational access. To view the access conditions, use the Alberta Recreational Access Internet Mapping Tool with this approximate legal land description (Alberta Township Survey system): SE34 - TWP 10 - RG 2 - w5th meridian. For assistance, please call the Environment & Parks Information Centre at 780-944-0313.
  • Note: Visitors are asked to leave all gates as found and to avoid harassing cattle. Slow down and drive with caution when livestock are near (or crossing) roads.
  • Equestrian Users & Hikers: See our helpful hints for horseriding and hiking in Black Creek and Bob Creek Wildland.
  • OHV riding: On designated trails only. There are 2 designated OHV trails through Black Creek Heritage Rangeland. Both provide OHV access to Bob Creek Wildland Provincial Park. No other motorized access (except for management purposes) is permitted.

Hunting in Black Creek HR

Much of this area's land base is under grazing lease - hunting and access restrictions; for more information visit the Alberta Sustainable Resource Development website. OHV use is permitted on designated trails only - off-trail use prohibited.

More information: 403-388-1293

Learn about hunting in Alberta's parks system

Purchase your Hunting License

*To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by the 10-digit phone number.

Park Management

ClassificationHeritage Rangeland
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size19,108.23 Acres  /  7,733.1 Ha
Legal BoundaryBlack Creek Heritage Rangeland
Administration / Information403-627-1165 
Regional OfficeSouth Regional Office
District Office Pincher Creek
Management PlansBob Creek WPP & Black Creek HR - Management Plan (2011)
Natural RegionRocky Mountain - Montane
Grassland - Foothills Fescue 
Natural Region Description

This site contains the valley and ridges of the Whaleback area, relatively undisturbed montane and sub-alpine habitat. The Whaleback is considered the last remaining area of wilderness montane in Alberta.

Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 

Public Safety

Updated: Sep 19, 2017