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Zone 2: Parkland Prairie

parkland prairie map

Zone 2 consists of approximately the southeast quarter of the province, east of Highway 2 from the Montana border to the North Saskatchewan River.

Four major rivers that start in the mountains flow through the Parkland-Prairie. For most of the summer, these rivers are largely silty and warm. Shallow lakes and reservoirs are also found in the Parkland-Prairie.

The most common game fish of the zone are yellow perch, northern pike, and lake whitefish, although walleye have been introduced into several reservoirs. Rainbow trout are stocked into many ponds and small reservoirs throughout the Parkland-Prairie.

Game Fish

The following are the more common game fish in Zone 2:

Watershed Units

Sportfishing regulations are separated into Watershed Units for the Milk and South Saskatchewan rivers, including:

  • Portions of the Oldman and Bow rivers (PP1)
  • Red Deer, Battle and North Saskatchewan rivers (PP2)

How to get there

You can reach the major centres in Zone 2 by travelling all-season highways from Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary and Lethbridge.

Air services make regularly scheduled flights from the Calgary International Airport to Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. Charter air services are also available.


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Updated: Mar 27, 2009