Canada: Bighorn Backcountry|
Posted on Thursday, January 25 @ 00:00:00 MST by iljiana
Sustainable Resource Development
Land and Forest Division
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta,
Canada, T4T 1B3
Phone: 403-845-8250 (310-0000)
5000 square km (1.2 million acres) of public lands, east of Banff and Jasper National Parks. It hosts a variety of recreational activities including camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, equestrian, hunting, fishing, and some off-highway vehicle recreation.
The Bighorn Backcountry includes more than 5000 square km (1.2 million acres) of public lands, east of Banff and Jasper National Parks. It hosts a variety of recreational activities for people of all ages. You can enjoy a hike along a trail to a lake or creek for fishing opportunities. You can ride your mountain bike along a historic logging road and meet friends who are traveling by horse. For motorized users, you can take your off-highway vehicle or snow vehicle and travel to your favorite backcountry-camp for a few days of wildlife viewing. If you enjoy winter travel, you can snowshoe, ski or dogsled. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the activities allowed in this area and in each Forest Land Use Zone (FLUZ) before you visit. A map showing the FLUZ's and a description of permitted activites in each FLUZ is included on the website and in the Bighorn Backcountry Brochure. For a copy of the Bighorn Backcountry Brochure or more information please call 403-845-8250.
Cost: There are no user fees for backcountry or remote camping. There is a fee inside designated campgrounds.
Facilities/Services Onsite: Cafeteria/restaurant, Free parking, Gift shop, Motor coach/RV parking, Restrooms
Directions: Key roads to and within the area are Highway 11, a paved, provincial road, the all-weather Highway 734 (Forestry Trunk Road) and the Coal Camp Road.
Season: Summer, Spring/Fall, Winter
Payments Accepted: Canadian Cash
For more information: www.bighorn.gov.ab.ca