Goose Mountain Ecological Reserve

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-960-8170

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Park Management

ClassificationEcological Reserve
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size3,080 Acres  /  1,246.48 Ha
Legal BoundaryGoose Mountain ER
Administration / Information780-960-8170 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Spruce Grove
Natural RegionFoothills - Upper Foothills 
Natural Region Description

Goose Mountain Ecological Reserve is situated in the highest portion of the Swan Hills uplands. Flat-topped to steeply-sloping hills rise 600 metres above the surrounding lowlands. An impressive north-facing escarpment dissected by pronounced gullies is found near the southern boundary. The most extensive vegetation type is coniferous forest dominated by balsam/subalpine fir crosses, Engelmann/white spruce crosses and lodgepole pine. Tall shrub communities of alder and willow occur on moist slopes.

Land Use Framework RegionUpper Athabasca 
Updated: Jun 19, 2017