Recreation Resources

The following resources are available from Environment and Parks to assist outdoor enthusiasts in planning their trip and enjoy public lands both safely and lawfully.

Order Form

The above form is a fillable PDF containing the list of materials that are currently available in printed form through the AEP Information Centre. Any items not on this Order Form are electronic-only and not available in print/paper copy.

Please fill out, save and return the PDF as an attachment via email to:

Anglers

Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations

Product Description
Cover of 2017 Alberta Sportfishing Regulations

Cover of 2017 Alberta Walleye Draws brochure

Aquatic Invasive Species for Boaters

Product Description
Quick Facts Aquatic Invasive Species Logo

A fact card highlighting the Clean, Drain, Dry campaign to prevent aquatic invasive species from entering Alberta water bodies via boats or recreational equipment.

Bear Safety and Anglers

Product Description
Cover of Be BearSmart Bear Safety Camping, Hiking, Fishing booklet

A variety of information for when you are planning a fishing trip out in bear habitat.

More information on our website:

Fish Identification Guide

Product Description
Cover of Trout, Char & Whitefish Identification Guide chart

A colorful chart for identifying Alberta’s sport fish. This is the first booklet in the series - others will become available in the future.

Handle and Release Fish with Care

Product Description
Cover of Handle and Release Fish with Care brochure

How to be a responsible angler when catching and handling fish.

How to Handle and Release Northern Pike Successfully

Product Description
Cover of How to Handle and Release Northern Pike Successfully brochure

How to be a responsible angler when practicing catch and release of Northern Pike and other fish.

Available to order.

Camping

Alberta Camping Information

Product Description
Cover of Respect the Land Camping on Public Land brochure

A variety of information to assist you for when you are planning a trip.

More information:

Bear Safety and Camping

Product Description
First page of Be BearSmart Backcountry Camps Checklist

A variety of information to assist you for when you are planning a trip or out in bear habitat.

More information on our website:

Wildfire Prevention: Campfires

Product Description
Cover page Safe Campfires brochure

This brochure contains tips and a checklist to take with you when you are planning a campfire while camping, hiking or any travelling on public land.

Above brochure along with other Wildfire resources are available at:

Hikers/Backpackers & Horse Riders

Bear Safety and hikers

Product Description
First page of Be BearSmart Backcountry Camps Checklist

A variety of information to assist you for when you are planning a trip or out in bear habitat.

More information on our website:

Printed Maps of Horseback Riding Areas in Public Land Use Zones

Product Description
First page of Bighorn Backcountry brochure

There are Public Land Use Zones with horseback riding trails. You can review and download here or request a copy by completing an order form.

  • Athabasca Ranch
    Limited trails
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area North map
  • Bighorn Backcountry
    The following PLUZ maps can be found on the Bighorn Backcountry Open Government record:
    • Blackstone/Wapiabi
    • Dormer Sheep
    • Kiska/Willson
    • Panther Corners
    • Upper Clearwater
  • Brule Lake
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area North map
  • Coal Branch
    Some restrictions, Cadomin area
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area South map
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane
  • Kananaskis
    Limited trails
  • McLean Creek
    West of Calgary
    Content found on Kananaskis map
  • Sibbald Snow Vehicle
    Content found on Kananaskis map

For further information see:

Hunters

Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations

Product Description
Cover of 2017 Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations
  • Alberta Regulations
    Published annually in July, a summary of the Alberta hunting regulations.

Alberta Hunting Draws

Product Description
Cover of 2017 Alberta Hunting Draws
  • Alberta Regulations
    Published annually in May, the Hunting Draw booklet and application worksheet.

Alberta Guide to Trapping Regulations

Product Description
Cover of 2014 2015 Alberta Guide to Trapping Regulations
  • Alberta Regulations
    Published annually in September, a summary of the Alberta trapping regulations.

Bear Safety and Hunters

Product Description
Cover of Be BearSmart Hunitng and Bear Safety Guide

A variety of information to assist you for when you are planning a trip or out in bear habitat.

More information on our website:

Mountain Bikers

Bear Safety and Mountain Bikers

Product Description
First page of Be BearSmart Mountain Biking Checklist

A variety of information to assist you for when you are planning a trip or out in bear habitat.

More information on our website:

Outdoor Guides

Alberta Discover Guide

Product Description
Front cover of Alberta Discover Guide

An outdoor haven is at your fingertips with the Alberta Discover Guide. It’s the perfect companion for all lovers of the outdoors, with need-to-know information about accessing more than 290,000+ acres of Alberta’s wild side.

This booklet is produced by the Alberta Conservation Association.

Parks (Provincial)

Alberta Parks and Protected Areas

Product Description
Image of Alberta Parks and Protected Areas map

There are more than 500 sites covering 27,525 square kilometers in Alberta's parks and protected areas network. These preserve important ecological areas and provide places where people can enjoy and learn about Alberta's priceless natural heritage.

Alberta’s Provincial Parks and Recreation Areas Regulations

Product Description
Front cover of Alberta’s Provincial Parks and Recreation Areas Regulations Brochure

A general guide to some of the regulations under the Provincial Parks Act and a variety of other provincial and federal legislation that apply to recreational activities in provincial parks and recreation areas.

Explore Alberta’s Parks

Product Description
First page of Explore Alberta Parks Booklet

In this guide you will find valuable information about etiquette in the campground and on the trails.

Learn about upcoming events, including Canada’s Parks Day and see how you can camp in comfort in fully furnished tents, yurts or cabins.

The Camper’s Guide to Alberta Parks

Product Description
First page of The Camper’s Guide to Alberta Parks Booklet

In this Guide we have included almost 200 automobile accessible campgrounds located in Alberta’s provincial parks and recreation areas.

Many more details about these campgrounds, as well as group camping, comfort camping and backcountry camping, can be found at:

Quad and 4x4 drivers

Keep Alberta’s Backcountry Beautiful

Product Description
Front page of Keep Alberta’s Backcountry Beautiful card

Plan your activities in accordance with the conditions and the laws.

Know B4 U GO

Product Description
First page of Know B4U Go Checklist

Checklist and regulations to know before heading out.

Full brochure and more information:

Find Trail Information:

OHV Quick Facts

Product Description
Front page of OHV Quick Facts card

A handy checklist for your next OHV excursion.

Printed Maps of Motorized Trails in Public Land Use Zones

Product Description
Map of Kananaskis Country Public Land Use Zone

Not all public land use zones have motorized trails, but these ones do; some areas are limited. You can review and download here or request a copy by completing an order form.

  • Athabasca Ranch
    Limited trails
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area North map
  • Bighorn Backcountry
    The following PLUZ maps can be found on the Bighorn Backcountry Open Government record:
    • Dormer Sheep (some restrictions)
    • Job/Cline (restrictions apply)
    • Kiska/Willson (temporarily closed)
    • Upper Clearwater/Ram (specific trail dates are applied)
  • Brule Lake
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area North map
  • Coal Branch
    Limited trails, Cadomin area
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area South map
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane, some seasonal closures apply
  • Kananaskis
    Limited trails
  • McLean Creek
    West of Calgary
    Content found on Kananaskis map

For further information see:

Ride With Respect (Grades 1 to 12)

Product Description
Cover of Ride With Respect Instructor's Guide

Trail education, safety and stewardship program in conjunction with Alberta Tourism and Culture and Alberta Recreation Corridor and Trails Designation Program.

Wildfire Prevention: Off Highway Vehicles

Product Description
Cover page Off-Highway Vehicles brochure

Tips and a checklist to take with you when you are recreating or camping on public land.

Above brochure along with other Wildfire resources are available at:

Recreation on Agricultural Public Land

Recreation on Agricultural Public Land: What You Need to Know

Product Description
Cover of Recreation on Agricultural Public Land: What You Need to Know brochure

This guide explains how to access agricultural leases, advises regarding rights and responsibilities, and provides the steps for contacting a leaseholder prior to access.

Winter Activities

Printed Maps of Cross Country Skiing Areas in Public Land Use Zones

Product Description
Map of Allison-Chinook Public Land Use Zone Cross Country Trails

All public land use zones are accessible for cross country skiing, but some are more suitable than others. You can review and download here or request a copy by completing an order form.

  • Bighorn Backcountry
  • The following PLUZ maps can be found on the Bighorn Backcountry Open Government record:
    • Dormer Sheep (no specific trails)
    • Job/Cline (trails available)
    • Kiska/Willson (trails available)
    • Panther Corners (no specific trails)
    • Upper Clearwater/Ram (trails available)
  • Brule Lake
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area North map
  • Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle
    Cadomin area, no specific trails
    Content found on Kananaskis map
  • Coal Branch
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area North and South map
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane
  • Holmes Crossing
    Trails available, no map available
  • Kananaskis
    No specific trails
  • McLean Creek
    West of Calgary, no specific trails
    Content found on Kananaskis map
  • Sibbald Snow Vehicle
    Content found on Kananaskis map

For further information see:

Printed Maps of Snowmobiling Areas in Public Land Use Zones

Product Description
Map of Sibbald Public Land Use Zone Snowmobile Trails

Not all public land use zones have snowmobile trails, but these ones do; some areas are limited. You can review and download here or request a copy by completing an order form.

  • Athabasca Ranch
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area North map
  • Bighorn Backcountry
    The following PLUZ maps can be found on the Bighorn Backcountry Open Government record:
    • Dormer Sheep
    • Job/Cline (date restrictions apply)
    • Kiska/Willson (date restrictions apply)
    • Panther Corners (no specific trails)
    • Upper Clearwater/Ram (on specific trails)
  • Brule Lake
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area North map
  • Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle
    Cadomin area, no specific trails
    Content found on Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle PLUZ page
  • Coal Branch
    Cadomin area, limited trails
    Content found on Hinton/Coal Branch area North and South map
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane
  • Holmes Crossing
    Trails available, no map available
  • Kananaskis
    No specific trails
  • McLean Creek
    West of Calgary
    Content found on Kananaskis map
  • Sibbald Snow Vehicle
    Content found on Sibbald Snow Vehicle page

For further information see:

 

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Updated: Dec 5, 2018