Northern Alberta cottage rentals provide visitors with an opportunity to discover the landscapes of the boreal north and one of the best views on Earth of the northern lights!
Gregoire Lake Provincial Park, is an aspen and spruce mixed wood forest, where boating, canoeing and kayaking, in addition to fishing and swimming, are popular sports in the summer, while cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are favourites come winter.
Further afield lie Caribou Mountains and Lesser Slave Lake; the former is an elevated plateau in the otherwise flat Albertan north that contains provincially significant habitats for an endangered woodland caribou herd, while the latter—as the largest auto-accessible lake in Alberta—has some of the province’s best white sand beaches.
Northern Alberta is also home to Canada’s largest protected area, Wood Buffalo National Park. Its vast and wild boreal plains—greater in size than one third of the world’s countries!—support and protect diverse ecosystems and rare species, including one of the world’s largest bison herds.+ More