Grande Prairie Forest Education Society – call 780.402.2818

Grande Prairie Regional College

Hinton Training Centre

Inside Education is a nonprofit society that provides natural resources and environment education focused on forests, water, energy and related topics, with tours and institutes for grade-school teachers as well as classroom presentations. Visit

Lakehead University

Mackenzie Forest Education Society at Peace River facilitates field trips, hikes and tours in the boreal forest and an area mill. Call 780-624-2456 or visit

NAIT Forest Technology Program
North Carolina State University

Northern Lights Forest Education Society builds awareness of the forest in partnership with schools, industry, local government, organizations, individuals, First Nations and Metis communities. Visit

Sault College
Selkirk College
University of Alberta – Renewable Resources
University of Alberta – Alberta School of Forest Science & Management
University of British Columbia
University of New Brunswick
University of Northern BC
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
York University


Boreal Botanic Garden may be contacted by mail at Box 1106, High Level, Alberta, T0H 1Z0.

Boreal Research Institute provides forest education hikes and tours as well as resources for schools and public presentations. Call 780-618-2623.

Cooking Lake-Blackfoot provincial recreation area.

Crowsnest Forest Stewardship Society produces and distributes educational materials regarding forest management and stewardship.

Des Crossley Demonstration Forest near Strachan, west-central Alberta, is a site for research management by the University of Alberta, and for school and professional tours supported by West Fraser Mills Ltd. Call 403-638-3772.

Eric S. Huestis Demonstration Forest at Whitecourt offers a 10 sq. km. learning environment for the public, students and forestry professionals. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development Millar Western Forest Products and other companies maintain signage, a self-guided, auto-tour route and an interpretive trail. Call 780-778-7267, or e-mail

George Pegg Botanic Garden is a place to experience Alberta’s mixedwoods and garden plants at Glenevis, half an hour northwest of Edmonton. Call 780-203-0331 or visit the following website.

Golden Prairie Arboretum, Alberta Special Crops and Horticultural Research Centre, at Brooks is a research centre and the origins of a cross between an Alberta cottonwood and a Russian poplar to create the workhorse of many of today’s farm and prairie shelterbelts. E-mail or visit the following website.

Natural Resource Interpretive Park in the town of Hinton has interpretive trails and signage. Contact Foothills Research Institute at 780-865-8311.

Peace River – Normand Boucher Community Arboretum near Good Shepherd School began in May 1990 in celebration of Peace River’s designation as Alberta’s Provincial Forest Capital. Through the commitment of local volunteers, the arboretum has since grown to include 140 trees and 42 shrubs. Call 780-624-6205.

Royal Alberta Museum is constructing a Wild Alberta gallery dedicated to forest ecosystems and management.

University of Alberta’s Devonian Botanic Garden southwest of Edmonton has 190 acres of gardens, mixed woodlands and nature trails. Call 780 987-3054.

University of Alberta’s Ellerslie Research Station, on the southside of Edmonton, is home to afforestation and biomass research plots isolating poplars and other tree species with the ability to reach mature size in a very short span of time. Call the general office at 780-492-4413 or e-mail In 2010 a new research site is being developed near St. Albert.

Whitecourt & District Forest Interpretive Centre has a multi-media gallery and interpretive trail.