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Willmore Wilderness Park hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Willmore Wilderness Park Statistics

What are the activities at Willmore Wilderness Park ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Willmore Wilderness Park?

The Willmore Wilderness Park is a protected area in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. It was established in 1957 and covers an area of 2,521 square kilometres. The park is named for Sir William Willmore, who was president of the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1907 to 1912.

The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, moose, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolves, and coyotes. There are also numerous species of birds, including bald eagles, golden eagles, ospreys, and trumpeter swans.

The park offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing. There are also several hot springs in the park, including Abraham Lake Hot Springs and Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-119.4241825
53.6832854

What are the coordinates and address of Willmore Wilderness Park?

Willmore Wilderness Park
Improvement District No. 25, Alberta T0E 0Y0, Canada

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Starting Point

The easiest way to get to the start of the trails at the Willmore Wilderness Park is to drive to the town of Hinton, Alberta and then take Highway 16 west for about 60 km until you reach the park entrance.

Why visit Willmore Wilderness Park

The Willmore Wilderness Park is a beautiful and remote area located in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. The park is home to pristine lakes, rugged mountains, and dense forests. Visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife viewing in this stunning natural setting.

Is Willmore Wilderness Park in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as the park's suitability for families will depend on what each family is looking for in a park. Some families may find the park's rugged terrain and remote location to be a good challenge, while others may find it too difficult or dangerous. There are also no designated picnic areas or playgrounds in the park, so those amenities would need to be brought in by the family if they are desired.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Willmore Wilderness Park in Alberta are hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - There are a number of hiking trails in Willmore Wilderness Park, ranging from easy to difficult. The park is a great place for hikers of all levels to explore the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

2. Fishing - The park is home to a variety of fish, including trout, grayling, and whitefish. Visitors can enjoy fishing in the park's many lakes and rivers.

3. Camping - There are numerous campsites in Willmore Wilderness Park, perfect for those who want to experience the great outdoors. Campers can enjoy hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing while they're in the park.

4. Wildlife Viewing - The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, moose, and bears. Visitors can enjoy spotting these animals while they hike or camp in the park.

Where to eat?

1. The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company - This brewery is known for its delicious craft beers and pub food. It's the perfect place to enjoy a meal or a few drinks after a day of exploring Willmore Wilderness Park.

2. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar - This steakhouse is a local favourite for its delicious steaks and other Canadian favourites like poutine and maple salmon.

3. The Thai House - This Thai restaurant offers some of the best Thai food in the city. It's the perfect place to enjoy a spicy meal after a day of hiking in Willmore Wilderness Park.

4. The Indian Curry House - This Indian restaurant offers some of the best Indian food in the city. It's the perfect place to enjoy a spicy meal after a day of hiking in Willmore Wilderness Park.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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