Boreal Region

COVID-19 response: temporary closures

The Government of Alberta has temporarily closed front counters at all Fish and Wildlife offices across the province.

Alberta Parks facilities, including parking lots, are also temporarily closed. For more information, visit the Alberta Parks advisories page.

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

The Boreal region is characterized by vast expanses of mixed-wood forests of coniferous spruce, pine and larch, and deciduous poplar and birch. These stands are broken by numerous lakes, muskegs and rivers. In the extreme northeast of the province, the Canadian Shield of Precambrian rock is exposed, harbouring many clear-water lakes.


You can reach the major centres in the Boreal region via all-season highways. Regularly scheduled flights run from the Edmonton International Airport to Peace River, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. Charter air services are also available.

Big Game Animals

Upland Game Birds


Updated: May 13, 2016