Garner Orchid Fen Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-623-7189

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Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size410.85 Acres  /  166.27 Ha
Legal BoundaryGarner Orchid Fen NA
Administration / Information780-623-5455  
Regional OfficeNortheast Regional Office
District OfficeNortheast Regional Office
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

This area protects the west shore of Garner Lake, portions of the tributary creek, the fen, and adjacent upland areas. Typical plant species include black spruce, trembling aspen, various willow species, prickly rose, cattails, bulrushes, nodding wood-reed, reed grasses, sedges, knight's plume and sphagnum mosses. The area also contains iron mineral springs and is home to 11 orchid species including white adder's-mouth, which is one of the more rare orchid species in Alberta.

Land Use Framework RegionLower Athabasca 
Updated: Jun 19, 2017