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.

Available to order.

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.

  • Allison / Chinook- Jun 2014 (1 page, <1 MB)
    Date restrictions. West of Lethbridge near B.C./Alberta boarder
    Content found on Allison/Chinook PLUZ page
  • Athabasca Ranch- Mar 2017 (1 page, 1.4 MB)
    Limited trails
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Blackstone/Wapiabi- Mar 2018 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Brule Lake- Mar 2017 (1 page, 1.4 MB)
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Coal Branch- Mar 2017 (1 page, 1.4 MB)
    Some restrictions, Cadomin area
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, South map
  • Dormer/Sheep- Mar 2018 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane
  • Kananaskis- May 2018 (2 pages, 1.4 MB)
    Limited trails
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Kiska/Willson- Mar 2018 (5 pages, 1.7 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • McLean Creek- May 2018 (2 pages, 1.4 MB)
    West of Calgary
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Panther Corners- Mar 2018 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Sibbald Snow Vehicle- May 2018 (2 pages, 1.4 MB)
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Upper Clearwater/Ram- Mar 2018 (5 pages, 1.6 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page

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:

Parks (Provincial)

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- Mar 2017 (1 page, 1.4 MB)
    Limited trails
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Brule Lake - Mar 2017 (1 page, 1.4 MB)
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Coal Branch- Mar 2017 (1 page, 1.4 MB)
    Limited trails, Cadomin area
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, South map
  • Dormer/Sheep- Mar 2018 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Some restrictions
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane, some seasonal closures apply
  • Job/Cline- Mar 2018 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    In Bighorn Backcountry, restrictions apply
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Kiska/Wilson- Mar 2018 (5 pages, 1.7 MB)
    Temporarily closed
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • McLean Creek- May 2018 (2 pages, 1.4 MB)
    West of Calgary
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Upper Clearwater/Ram- Mar 2018 (5 pages, 1.6 MB)
    Specific trail dates are applied
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page

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:

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.

  • Allison / Chinook- Jun 2014 (1 page, <1 MB)
    West of Lethbridge near B.C./Alberta boarder, downloadable map, no print available
    Content found on Allison/Chinook PLUZ page
  • Brule Lake- Mar 2017 (1 page, 1.4 MB)
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle- May 2018 (2 pages, 1.4 MB)
    Cadomin area, no specific trails
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Coal Branch
    North and South map
  • Dormer/Sheep- Mar 2018 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    No specific trails
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane
  • Holmes Crossing
    Trails available, no map available
  • Job/Cline- Mar 2018 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Trails available
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Kananaskis- May 2018 (2 pages, 1.4 MB)
    No specific trails
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Kiska/Willson- Mar 2018 (5 pages, 1.7 MB)
    Trails available
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • McLean Creek- May 2018 (2 pages, 1.4 MB)
    West of Calgary, no specific trails
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Panther Corners- Mar 2018 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    No specific trails
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Sibbald Snow Vehicle- May 2018 (2 pages, 1.4 MB)
    In Kananaskis Country, no specific trails
    Content found on Sibbald PLUZ page
  • Upper Clearwater/Ram- Mar 2018 (5 pages, 1.6 MB)
    Trails available
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page

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- Mar 2017 (1 page, 1.4 MB)
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Brule Lake- Mar 2017 (1 page, 1.4 MB)
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle- Apr 2016 (1 page, <1 MB)
    Cadomin area
    Content found on Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle PLUZ page
  • Coal Branch- Mar 2017 (1 page, 1.4 MB)
    Cadomin area, limited trails
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, South map
  • Dormer/Sheep– Mar 2018 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane
  • Job/Cline- Mar 2018 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Date restrictions apply
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Kiska/Willson- Mar 2018 (5 pages, 1.7 MB)
    Date restrictions apply
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • McLean Creek- May 2018 (2 pages, 1.4 MB)
    West of Calgary
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Sibbald Snow Vehicle- May 2016 (1 page, <1 MB)
    Content found on Sibbald Snow Vehicle PLUZ page
  • Upper Clearwater/Ram- Mar 2018 (5 pages, 1.6 MB)
    On specific trails
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page

For further information see:

 

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Updated: Jul 12, 2018