Northwest - Parkland/Boreal
As many as 200 bird species have been recorded in parts of northwestern Alberta, and several lakeside sites offer viewing
platforms and interpretive programs for visitors.
As one travels north through this region, aspen parkland gives way to aspen and spruce boreal forest, which covers most
of the northern half of the province. The successional forests and organic wetlands of the Peace River district provide
habitats for sandhill cranes, northern goshawks, bear, moose and deer. Sphagnum mosses, Labrador tea and cranberry proliferate
in the bogs and fens throughout the northwest peatlands.
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Updated: May 10, 2002