Mt. Livingstone Natural Area

This irregularly shaped site is adjoined on three sides by the Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park. It is about 50 km southwest of Nanton.

Topographical map of Mt Livingstone. Image courtesy of
Topographical map of Mt Livingstone. Image courtesy of

Map of the Area

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Other Information

This NA contains unusual foothills fescue grasslands well above the elevations at which they are usually found.

Mt. Livingstone, I Presume. The range of mountains and peak were named after the famous explorer Dr. David Livingstone. The range was first described by the Palliser Expedition in 1858 and the peak was so named in 1915 [1].

Based on online reports on hiking websites, the peak seems to be a moderately visited, non-technical climb with a cairn at its peak. Access is not through the natural area from the east, but from Highway 40 in the west. Unfortunately, a lack of a designated trail suggests there may be considerable disturbance as a result.

Site Statistics

Site NameMt. Livingstone
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Alpine; Subalpine
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)731/87
PASite ID (Map Ref #)505
Site # (Parks Website)513
Total Area564.02 ha. (1393.73 ac.)
Recreation ActivitiesCamping – Backcountry
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Mt. Livingstone Natural Area


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: Information & Facilities – Mt. Livingstone Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-11-28).

  1. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006; p. 191.

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