Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-743-7437

Lower Athabasca Regional ​​​Plan (LARP) expansion will enable Alberta to contribute to the largest contiguous boreal protected area in the world


Park Management

ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size360,698 Acres  /  145,969 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.134/2018
Administration / Information780-743-7437 
Regional OfficeNortheast Regional Office
District Office Fort McMurray
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Lower Boreal Highlands
Boreal Forest - Upper Boreal Highlands 
Natural Region Description

This park contains one of the most diverse intact hill systems in the Boreal Forest Natural Region. In 2004, the provincially rare aquatic plant quillwort was discovered here. The park contains peatlands, a California gull colony, and one of Canada's only free-roaming wood bison herds outside of Wood Buffalo National Park. Osprey and bald eagles nest in the larger trees around the lakes. Lakes in the park support lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, Arctic grayling, walleye and yellow perch.

Land Use Framework RegionLower Athabasca 
Updated: May 24, 2018