In This Park

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Milligan Hills Provincial Park

About This Park

Situated in the Alberta Plateau, Milligan Hills Park protects provincially and regionally significant forest and grassland habitat for an endangered Alberta population of Woodland caribou.

Park Size: 7,226 hectares

Know Before You Go

Stay Safe

  • Hikers and campers should be prepared for all weather conditions in this changeable climate. Always carry first-aid equipment and extra clothing and food. Water sources in the backcountry may carry giardia or other parasites. Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.  Boil or filter all water when in the backcountry.

Special Notes

  • Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides.

Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Milligan Hills Park is located approximately 150 km northeast of Fort St. John near the BC-Alberta border. A gravel road (137 Road) provides access to within 3 km of the park.

Nature and Culture

  • History: The Fort St. John Land and Resource Management Plan recommended the area for protection in 1997; it was subsequently designated as a provincial park in 1999.
  • Cultural Heritage: Milligan Hills Park overlaps with traditional use area of the Fort St. John Beaver First Nation and the Doig River First Nation.
  • Conservation: Located in the Alberta Plateau, Milligan Hills Park provides representation of the Clear Hills ecosection and includes the headwaters of the Chinchaga drainage in the eastern section of the Milligan Hills. The area is characterized by level to rolling plateaus with mixed boreal white and black spruce and deciduous forests.
  • Wildlife: The park provides provincially and regionally significant forest and grassland habitat for endangered Alberta population of Woodland caribou in an area of intensive gas exploration and development. Other wildlife that inhabits the park includes moose, black bear, furbearer and bird species.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Park

Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Facilities Available at this Park



No firewood available; you may purchase firewood outside of the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. While campfires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.