We have expanded Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park to conserve more of the outdoor spaces Albertans love while protecting the wildlife corridor in the area.
Approximately 610 acres – about the size of five West Edmonton Malls or Calgary Zoos – is being incorporated into the park. Alberta Infrastructure purchased the land for this expansion from Wyocan Resources in 2014 for approximately $2.7 million with the intent of adding it to the park. An additional 0.135 hectares from a 2009 land exchange with Silvertip Resort is also being added to the park.
The expansion will not impact existing recreational uses or access, nor will it affect any Treaty or traditional Indigenous uses, including hunting.
Officially established in 1998, Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park is home to many species at risk and provides significant opportunities for nature-based recreation and tourism, including backcountry camping, hunting, equestrian use, hiking and climbing. The park includes the iconic Mount Yamnuska, which is popular for hiking, scrambling and climbing.
Environment and Parks