This region includes a diverse ecosystem of boreal forest, aspen parkland, western foothills, rivers and lakes. More...
This region includes a diverse ecosystem of boreal forest, aspen parkland, western foothills, rivers and lakes. The City of Edmonton with its famous river valley, summer festivals and West Edmonton Mall is the capital city of Alberta and is the region's main destination and transportation centre.
Fisherman will find good fishing near this city on a variety of lakes and rivers for trout along with northern pike, walleye and perch. In winter there is ice fishing, cross country skiing and good snowmobile trail systems. Canoeing on the historic Athabasca River will take you back in time to the early days of the fur trade, and many communities celebrate the past through historic museums. This area is the gateway to the north and led the way for arctic explorers and Klondikers heading to the gold rush in the Yukon in the 1800’s.
Northern Alberta is a vast forested region, dotted with lakes, rugged hills and low mountain areas. Northern Alberta is bordered on the south by the aspen parkland eco region, and stretches northward to include Wood Buffalo National Park, the largest park in Canada and one of the largest in the world and home to a large population of bison as well as migratory birds such as pelicans and the endangered whooping crane.