Moose Mountain Natural Area (PNT)

Moose Mountain is a very popular day-trip destination west of Calgary. The NA lies east of the summit and the forestry lookout station.

Fire Lookout Towers West of Calgary; Moose Mountain southeast of Barrier Lake (Government of Alberta).
Fire Lookout Towers West of Calgary; Moose Mountain southeast of Barrier Lake (Government of Alberta).

Map of the Area

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Other Information

The mountain was so named because it resembles a resting moose on the horizon. A popular hike and destination for Calgarians, Moose Mountain is about 8 km west of the Bragg Creek (PNT) Natural Area. The summit attracts hikers who wish to climb a mountain and visit the fire lookout station [1]. A Forestry Service fire lookout at the summit is the third building to have occupied the site for this purpose since the first was built in 1929 [2].

Site Statistics

Site NameMoose Mountain (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Alpine; Subalpine
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)450
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area193.37 ha. (477.83 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Moose Mountain (PNT)


The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website. Primary source of information is the Government of Alberta. (All links accessed on 2022-11-26).

  1. Alberta, Open Government, Fire Lookout Towers
  2. Wikipedia, Moose Mountain (Alberta)

Further Reading

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