A Distinctive Landscape
The Beaver Hills/Cooking Lake moraine is a distinct geomorphological feature that encompasses 1572 km2 (607 mi2). Representing an island of boreal mixedwood forest, the hummocky “knob and kettle” terrain of the moraine forms a patchwork of depressional areas, many of which support wetlands, small lakes and streams.
Just 20 minutes east Edmonton, Alberta, the landscape spans across 5 counties and includes Elk Island National Park, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and the Strathcona Wilderness Centre.
Read the Eco-Primer to learn more.