Birch Mountains  Wildland Provincial Park
Birch Mountains WPP
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Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park
Lat: 57.50875315 Long: -112.95826226 | Directions

ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size357,066.96 Acres  /  144,505 Ha
Legal BoundaryBirch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park
Administration / Information780-743-7437
Regional OfficeNortheast Regional Office
District Office Fort McMurray
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Lower Boreal Highlands
Boreal Forest - Upper Boreal Highlands 
Natural Region DescriptionThis park contains one of the most diverse intact hill systems in the Boreal Forest Natural Region. In 2004, the provincially rare aquatic plant quillwort was discovered here. The park contains peatlands, a California gull colony, and one of Canada's only free-roaming wood bison herds outside of Wood Buffalo National Park. Osprey and bald eagles nest in the larger trees around the lakes. Lakes in the park support lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, Arctic grayling, walleye and yellow perch.
Land Use Framework RegionLower Athabasca 

Recreation Notes

  • Access: Summer access is fly-in only. Winter access is by snowmobile only (on designated trails).
  • Accommodation: Namur Lake Lodge (office phone: 780-791-9299; fax: 780-715-0699) and Island Lake Lodge (phone: 780-743-0214; fax 780-791-9464; gen.comeau@islandlake.biz)
  • Camping: Random backcountry camping is permitted. There are no developed campgrounds in the park.
  • OHV Use: on existing trails only. Off-trail use is prohibited.
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    Activities

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    Birding  
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    Canoeing/Kayaking  
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    Fishing  
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    Hiking - Backcountry  
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    Ice Fishing  
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    OHV Riding On-site  
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    Power Boating  
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    Snowmobiling On-site  
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    Wildlife Viewing