The park contains wildlife values that exceeds those in national parks. It contains a large concentration of mountain goats and is also a key habitat for grizzly bear, wolf, elk, bighorn sheep and trophy cutthroat trout.
It also contains prehistoric trails as it was part of the route of the Palliser and Overlander expedition. Hiking, fishing, climbing, horseback riding, camping, picnicking and wildlife viewing abound.
All forms of mechanical travel, including mountain biking, are prohibited.
There are wilderness campsites (Park is open year-round), but no facilities are provided. Register a trip itinerary with friends, check in and check out.
In addition, there are cabins in the park for public use. At the north end of Connor Lakes, is a small cabin for public use on a first-come, first-served basis. The cabin will accommodate 6 people, has a wood stove, a few dishes /utensils and there is a pit toilet nearby. At Queen Mary, an 8-person log cabin is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A wood stove, a white gas stove and some dishes/utensils are provided in the cabin. A pit toilet is nearby.
This park borders Alberta’s Peter Lougheed Park, the Banff National Park and the Elk Lakes Provincial Park.