Ghost River WA Wilderness Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 587-830-2198
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself at the Canadian Red Cross.
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Park Management

Classification Wilderness Area
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 37,849.60 Acres / 15,317.18 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C.
Administration / Information 587-830-2198
Regional Office Kananaskis Regional Office
District Cochrane - Glenbow
Natural Region Rocky Mountain - Alpine and Sub-alpine
Natural Region Description

Ghost River Wilderness Area consists of rugged mountain terrain and glacier-carved valleys. Aylmer, Apparition, Oliver and Costigan mountains reach elevations of 2743 to 3353 metres. Below 2100 metres there are sub-alpine forests of Engelmann spruce, white spruce, fir and lodgepole pine; above 2100 metres are grasses, sedges and wildflowers. Many rare species of butterflies are found in the area. Wildlife includes bighorn sheep, deer, moose, cougar, bears and wolves.

Land Use Framework Region South Saskatchewan
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Updated: Jul 25, 2022