Wildhay Glacial Cascades Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-865-8395
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Hunting in Wildhay Glacial Cascades Natural Area

More information: 780-960-8170 or 403-340-7691

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Park Management

Classification Natural Area
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 6,120.03 Acres / 2,476.78 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 325/01
Administration / Information 780-865-8395
Regional Office Central Regional Office
District Hinton
Natural Region Foohills - Upper Foothills
Natural Region Description

This natural area straddles the lower Wildhay River valley. It preserves a rugged area of highly eroded and dissected glacial debris along the river valley and includes diverse upland and wetland habitats. Deciduous, mixed and coniferous forests with stands of old growth white spruce, balsam fir and lodgepole pine occur throughout the site. Wetland features in the area include fens, marshes, meadows and beaver ponds. The area features rolling, broken terrain and steep slopes patterned by glacial deposits. The vegetation communities in the area provide habitat for several ungulates and carnivores.

Land Use Framework Region Upper Athabasca
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Updated: Jul 25, 2022