Wildlife in the Frontier

Come and explore the wildlife of the Mackenzie Frontier!

In the Brochure  

Tons of detailed information on the different types of Frontier wildlife can be found in our PDF Brochure!

  • Birds (Canada Goose, American White Pelican, and more)
  • Fish (Arctic Grayling, Lake Whitefish, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, and more)
  • Bears (Black Bear, Grizzly Bear)
  • Deer (Mule Deer, White-Tailed Deer)
  • Elk
  • Moose
  • Regional Map
  • Rabbits & Rodents
  • Weasels & Related
  • Garter Snake
  • Wild Cats (Cougar, Canada Lynx)
  • Bison, Caribou & Horses
  • Wolves & Foxes

Be amazed at the over 80,000 square kilometres of beautiful wild country comprising the Mackenzie Frontier. Spanning across 12 percent of Alberta’s landmass, this vast, lush terrain is home to nearly 600 species of wildlife.

The Mackenzie Frontier hosts a diverse group of habitats including the boreal forests, the Hay-Zama wetlands, the Caribou mountains, and the Buffalo Head hills. Additionally, the renowned Wood Buffalo National Park borders the Mackenzie Frontier’s east side.

With so many diverse activities to choose from, the Frontier is the perfect place to connect with nature. On any given day, you can cast a line into one of many lakes and rivers or feel the adrenaline of stalking a deer with the support of a well-equipped hunting outfitter. From camping, canoeing, horseback riding, ATV-ing, and hiking in the summer, to snowmobiling and cross country skiing in our winter months; the Frontier always has something to offer.

Did You Know?

The Hay-Zama Lakes is one of the most extensive sedge wetlands in Western North America.

Photo credit: Ron Garnett / airscapes.ca

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