Located 3 Hours North of Edmonton in the 115 Million acres of the Boreal Forest Region of Alberta, this area is larger than all of Sweden and is home to a diverse population of mammals, birds and plant life. Prominent mammals in the forest include, Moose, Elk, Bison, Black Bear, Grizzly, Wolf, White Tail Deer, Mule Deer, Lynx, Otter, Fox, Coyote, and Woodland Caribou. The area consists mostly of coniferous trees with some deciduous trees as well. Species include Black and White Spruce, Jack and Lodge Pole Pine, Balsam Fir, American Larch, Paper Birch, Trembling Aspen, and Balsam Poplar. Berries are a staple food source for Black Bears and are found throughout the Boreal Forest in abundance. Some of the berries you will find are: Salmon Berries, Blue Berries, Large Cranberries, High Bush Berries, Red and Black Huckleberries. There are three main rivers in the Boreal Forest. They are the Peace River, Athabasca, and the North Saskatchewan River. Fish species found in these rivers include Burbot , Gold Eye/Moon Eye, Lake Sturgeon, Northern Pike Alberta Angling Record = 17.2 kg), Sauger, Sucker, Walleye and Arctic Greyling.
The Boreal Forest has four main seasons, the longest of them being the winter, followed by a mild cloudy spring and a cool sunny summer.