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.
Big Game Animals
Upland Game Birds
Updated: May 13, 2016