Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
Yes
Lodging
No
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Tucked away in the southwest corner of Alberta, situated between the Oldman River, the Livingstone Range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and Alberta’s scenic Cowboy Trail Highway 22, is one of Alberta’s best kept secrets: Bob Creek Wildland and the Black Creek Heritage Rangeland. This stunning location protects Alberta’s largest last remaining montane landscape. Picturesque views can be captured from anywhere within the protected areas. Adventure seekers have the the chance to truly appreciate nature without the tourists and hustle and bustle of other more well-known areas.

Within the wildlands, opportunities to reconnect with nature include hiking, horseback riding, backcountry camping, and even the use of off-highway vehicles. Be sure to go online and download a copy of a map of the Wildlands and Rangeland along with any specific restrictions in place during your visit. A copy of the resource can be found by clicking here. New information and restrictions are placed periodically to help protect the ecosystem, and an educated adventurer contributes to the lasting effects of its preservation.

A staging area located at the south side of the protected areas will provide easy access into the Bob Creek Wildland and Black Creek Rangeland areas. However, gravel roads with cattle crossings do traverse private property, so be sure to honor the landowners by showing respect and care when crossing their property. The gravel road to the south entrance, known as the Bob Creek Staging Area, is well kept, and rental cars, trucks, and horse trailers can still access quite easily.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Very low congestion. Secluded. Remote.

Cons

None.

Features

Geologically significant
Big vistas
Big Game Watching
Wildlife
Backcountry camping
Wildflowers
Bird watching
Horseback riding
Old-growth forest
Bicycling
Family friendly

Location

Field Guide

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