Grand Rapids Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-743-7437

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Park Management

ClassificationWildland Provincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size65,064.6 Acres  /  26,331.64 Ha
Legal BoundaryGrand Rapids WPP
Administration / Information780-743-7437 
Regional OfficeNortheast Regional Office
District Office Fort McMurray
Natural RegionBoreal 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 RegionLower Athabasca 
Updated: Jun 19, 2017