Foothills Region

The foothills are similar to the mountain region, but are lower in elevation and generally drier. Forests of spruce, pine and poplar are often broken by tracts of grassland. This mosaic of vegetation provides good habitat for a variety of wildlife.


You can reach the major centres in the Foothills Region on all-season highways from Edmonton and Calgary. The region is connected by paved highways and gravel roads.

Game species

Game species found in the Boreal Region include:

Big game animals

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

Upland game birds

  • Blue grouse
  • Gray partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Ptarmigan
  • Ruffed grouse
  • Sharp-tailed grouse
  • Spruce grouse
  • Merriam's turkey


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

Updated: Mar 9, 2021