Whether you’re doing the 55 km with pack, or gently gliding along in Ole’s Tour, you’re in the Beaver Hills. This area, also known as the Beaver Hills/Cooking Lake Moraine, spans approximately 1600 square km. It is a distinct Alberta landscape, with hummocky terrain, rolling hills and ponds left behind when glaciers receded. It is a haven for biodiverse plants and wildlife, and home to more than 12,000 people, living and working in harmony with nature. This landscape – as Birkie fans know – also makes for great cross country skiing. The Beaver Hills was designated as a Biosphere on March 19, 2016 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This is a global recognition of a collective commitment by the communities within the region to celebrate and advance knowledge, culture, nature and economy together.
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