Wildcat Island Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-678-0760

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Hunting in Wildcat Island Natural Area

This is a small parcel of land so hunters are reminded to consider the distance to nearby residences, the safety of other recreational users and the activities underway (such as anglers walking the river and camping by river travelers). The majority of this natural area is within Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 320 but the adjacent floodplain/island may vary from year to year; when facing downstream it’s the right bank of the river that forms the boundary between the WMUs.

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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: May 22, 2020