Milligan Hills Provincial Park
About This Park
Situated in the Alberta Plateau, Milligan Hills Park protects provincially and regionally significant forest and grassland habitat for an endangered Alberta population of Woodland caribou.
Park Size: 7,226 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Hikers and campers should be prepared for all weather conditions in this changeable climate. Always carry first-aid equipment and extra clothing and food. Water sources in the backcountry may carry giardia or other parasites. Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park. Boil or filter all water when in the backcountry.
- Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides.
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Nature and Culture
- History: The Fort St. John Land and Resource Management Plan recommended the area for protection in 1997; it was subsequently designated as a provincial park in 1999.
- Cultural Heritage: Milligan Hills Park overlaps with traditional use area of the Fort St. John Beaver First Nation and the Doig River First Nation.
- Conservation: Located in the Alberta Plateau, Milligan Hills Park provides representation of the Clear Hills ecosection and includes the headwaters of the Chinchaga drainage in the eastern section of the Milligan Hills. The area is characterized by level to rolling plateaus with mixed boreal white and black spruce and deciduous forests.
- Wildlife: The park provides provincially and regionally significant forest and grassland habitat for endangered Alberta population of Woodland caribou in an area of intensive gas exploration and development. Other wildlife that inhabits the park includes moose, black bear, furbearer and bird species.