Plateau Mountain Introduction
Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve, at the southern tip of Kananaskis Country, is like nowhere else in Alberta. Its broad wind-swept summit supports a remarkable variety of wildflowers and geological features, with stunning vistas across the mountains and foothills. [Fact Sheet]
- Plateau Mountain was established as an Ecological Reserve in December 1991.
- Ecological Reserves are 'representative or special natural landscapes and features of the province, which are protected as examples of functioning ecosystems, as gene pools for research, and for education and heritage appreciation purposes.
- Ecological Reserves provide limited opportunities for outdoor recreation and environmental tourism, where they are compatible with the protection objective.