Nature, Parks & Protected Areas

The North Saskatchewan River and the Kootenay Plains

Discover Nature in the Rockies

Explore the region’s natural areas, from the popular Crescent Falls to the untouched areas of the Siffleur Wilderness.

Head out to explore on your own or join an Alberta Parks interpreter to learn more about the area.

Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve

Mount Peskett – Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve

Siffleur Falls Winter Hike

Winter hike in the Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve

Plan Your Adventure

Make sure to check with each of the locations to find out their hours of operations before you head out.

Find Your Adventure

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Explore a series of parks along Highway 11. Discover the area's rich history, rugged landscapes and opportunities to get away from the crowds.
The Kootenay Plains PRA provides a basecamp from where to explore the surrounding protected areas and their natural, indigenous and historical
The Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve protects a unique grassland and forest mosaic providing a home to many species of rare plants, birds and wildlife.