Boreal Region

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.

Game species

Game species found in the Boreal Region include:

Big game animals

  • Black bear
  • Cougar
  • Coyote
  • Elk
  • Grizzly bear
  • Moose
  • Mule deer
  • White-tailed deer

Upland game birds

  • Gray partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Ptarmigan
  • Ruffed grouse
  • Sharp-tailed grouse
  • Spruce grouse


  • Canada goose
  • Mallard ducks
  • Ross’ goose
  • Snow goose
  • White-fronted goose

Updated: Mar 2, 2021