"The Ghost Watershed is a special place. Situated along the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains, west of the City of Calgary, Alberta, the Ghost River and its tributaries flow through a diverse landscape, eventually discharging into the north arm of the Ghost Reservoir where it flows into the Bow River at the site of the Ghost dam. The gradual eastward decrease in elevation and slope defines this watershed, corresponding with changes in geology, soils, climate, vegetation and human use, all of which change along this west to east gradient. These gradual changes determine the numerous natural subregions represented within the Ghost Watershed, including Alpine, Subalpine, Montane, Upper and Lower Foothills, and Foothills Parkland, which provide a complexity that supports biodiversity.

The Ghost Watershed is one of the most scenic landscapes in Alberta, and people have lived here for thousands of years. More than 100 years ago, the Canadian government recognized the importance of the Eastern Slopes watersheds as the source of water for the prairie region. In 1910, they established the Rocky Mountains Forest Reserve for the maintenance of timber and a continuous water supply. Today, the watershed is sparsely inhabited with only three higher density developments."

Ghost River State of the Watershed Report 2018.

Landscapes of the Ghost Watershed

Sunset
Sunset
View over wetlands
View over wetlands
Devils Gap
Devils Gap
Devils Head Meadow
Devils Head Meadow
Ghost River valley in fall
Ghost River valley in fall
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Wetlands
Wetlands
Ghost Rediscover Camp in Ghost valley
Ghost Rediscover Camp in Ghost valley
North Ghost River
North Ghost River
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DSC03496.jpg
Ghost Lakes
Ghost Lakes
The Oasis waterfall
The Oasis waterfall
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DSCF0443.jpg
TransAlta Road area
TransAlta Road area
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FloodJune05.jpg
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Ghost_Wilderness.jpg
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Aspen Stands near Lesueur Creek
Aspen Stands near Lesueur Creek
Ghost River near the mouth
Ghost River near the mouth
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Black Rock Mountain old fire lookout
Black Rock Mountain old fire lookout
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Devils Head
Devils Head
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IMGP4575.jpg
Johnson Lake
Johnson Lake
Forest spring
Forest spring
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Lesueur-Ghost River5.jpg
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Lesueur-Ghost valley4.jpg
Lesueur Creek wetland
Lesueur Creek wetland
Lesueur Creek ridge
Lesueur Creek ridge
Rainbow over Ghost Valley
Rainbow over Ghost Valley
Horse Lake
Horse Lake
Wetland
Wetland
Ghost River at Benchlands
Ghost River at Benchlands
Saddle 
Peak
Saddle
Peak
Mist over the GhostRiver
Mist over the GhostRiver
View from Salter Ridge
View from Salter Ridge