Mountain Region

This rugged region is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains that stretches along much of the western border of Alberta. It is characterized by forests of coniferous trees, such as spruce, fir and pine. At higher elevations, permanent snow fields and glaciers are scattered among rocky ledges, scree slopes and alpine meadows.

Next to this region are Alberta's three mountain national parks: Jasper, Banff and Waterton Lakes. Hunting is prohibited in national parks.


You can reach the major centres in the Mountain Region via all-season highways from Edmonton and Calgary. The region is traversed 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
  • Ptarmigan
  • Ruffed grouse
  • Sharp-tailed grouse
  • Spruce grouse


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

Updated: Mar 9, 2021