There are lots of opportunities to learn about the distinctive Beaver Hills

The Beaver Hills supports both boreal forest species (moose, black bear, lynx) and parkland species (sharp-tailed grouse, mule deer including up to 48 mammals, 152 birds and 8 amphibians and reptiles.

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.

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