Parkland Region

The parkland is a transition between the mixed-wood forests to the north and west and the drier prairies to the south and east. Stands of poplar are interspersed with grasslands and meadows, giving areas a park-like appearance. This rich agricultural land has black soils and receives ample rainfall.


Many of Alberta's major metropolitan centres are found in the Parkland Region, including Edmonton and Calgary. The region is travelled by all-season highways, gravel roads, and major airports.

Game species

Game species found in the Boreal Region include:

Big game animals

  • Black bear
  • Coyote
  • Elk
  • Moose
  • Mule deer
  • White-tailed deer
  • Wolf

Upland game birds

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


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

Updated: Mar 9, 2021