Grand Rapids Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-743-7437
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Hunting in Grand Rapids Wildland Provincial Park

Aircraft landing in park requires parks authorization

More information: 780-538-5350

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Park Management

Classification Wildland Provincial Park
Legislation Provincial Parks Act
Park Size 65,064.60 Acres / 26,331.64 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 429/04
Administration / Information 780-743-7437
Regional Office North Regional Office
District Fort McMurray
Natural Region Boreal Forest - Central Mixedwood
Natural Region Description

This park preserves the nationally significant Rapids Reach of the Athabasca River upstream from Ft. McMurray. Forested valley slopes are critical moose wintering range. Important fish species in this stretch of the river include walleye, lake whitefish, mountain whitefish, Arctic grayling, pike and goldeye. The Rapids Reach is very scenic, with numerous rapids, rock outcrops and slump blocks. The river is deeply incised for the entire length of the park, in places exceeding 150 metres. The incised meanders that have eroded into the bedrock are a significant feature of the park.

Land Use Framework Region Lower Athabasca
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Updated: Jul 22, 2022