Wildcat Island Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-678-0760

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Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size19.5 Acres  /  7.891 Ha
Legal BoundaryWildcat Island NA
Administration / Information403-678-0760 
Regional OfficeKananaskis Region Regional Office
District OfficeCochrane-Glenbow District
Natural RegionParkland - Foothills Parkland 
Natural Region Description

This natural area is an island in the Bow River 6 km downstream of Ghost Dam. The island is sheltered with a canopy of white spruce. A layer of scattered shrubs makes walking around the island relatively easy. Most of the ground on the island is covered with a thick layer of moss and creeping juniper. Aspen and balsam poplar are scattered throughout the island and concentrated in a stand on the southeast corner.

Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 
Updated: Aug 27, 2018