Beaver Hills Biosphere

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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