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.

Resources may be available in both print and online formats.

To request materials, submit the order form below:

Anglers

Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations

Product Description
Cover of 2014 Alberta Sportfishing Regulations

Cover of 2014 Alberta Walleye Draws brochure

Aquatic Invasive Species for Boaters

Product Description
Top portion of Quick Facts for Aquatic Invasive Species

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.

Print copies only. Please use order form.

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

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Tips and a checklist to take with you when you are planning a campfire while camping, hiking, or any traveling on public land.

Available to order.

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, <1MB)
    Date restrictions. West of Lethbridge near B.C./Alberta boarder
    Content found on Allison/Chinook PLUZ page
  • Athabasca Ranch- 2012 (1 page, 2.8 MB)
    Limited trails
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Blackstone/Wapiabi- Feb 2016 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Brule Lake- 2012 (1 page, 2.8 MB)
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Castle Special Management Area - 2014 (1 page, 4.8 MB)
    North of Waterton National Park
    Content found on Castle Special Management Area page
  • Coal Branch- 2012 (1 page, 2.8 MB)
    Some restrictions, Cadomin area
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, South map
  • Dormer/Sheep- Feb 2016 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane
  • Kananaskis- Apr 2016 (2 pages, 1.8 MB)
    Limited trails
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Kiska/Wilson- Feb 2016 (5 pages, 1.6 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • McLean Creek- Apr 2016 (2 pages, 1.8 MB)
    West of Calgary
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Panther Corners- Feb 2016 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Sibbald Snow Vehicle- Apr 2016 (2 pages, 1.8 MB)
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Upper Clearwater/Ram- Feb 2016 (5 pages, 1.5 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page

Hunters

Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations

Product Description
Cover of 2014 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 2014 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 Mt.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:

Quad and 4x4 drivers

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:

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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- 2012 (1 page, 2.8 MB)
    Limited trails
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Brule Lake - 2012 (1 page, 2.8 MB)
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Castle Special Management Area- 2014 (1 page, 4.8 MB)
    North of Waterton Lakes National Park
    Content found on Castle Special Management Area page
  • Coal Branch- 2012 (1 page, 2.8 MB)
    Limited trails, Cadomin area
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, South map
  • Dormer/Sheep- Feb 2016 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Some restrictions
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane, some seasonal closures apply
  • Job/Cline- Feb 2016 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    In Bighorn Backcountry, restrictions apply
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Kiska/Wilson- Feb 2016 (5 pages, 1.6 MB)
    Temporarily closed
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • McLean Creek- Apr 2016 (2 pages, 1.8 MB)
    West of Calgary
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Upper Clearwater/Ram- Feb 2016 (5 pages, 1.5 MB)
    Specific trail dates are applied
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Willow Creek- Jun 2014 (1 page, <1 MB)
    South of Calgary, weight restrictions apply, online map only
    Content found on Willow Creek PLUZ page

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

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

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, <1MB)
    West of Lethbridge near B.C./Alberta boarder, downloadable map, no print available
    Content found on Allison/Chinook PLUZ page
  • Brule Lake- 2012 (1 page, 2.8 MB)
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle- Apr 2016 (2 pages, 1.8 MB)
    Cadomin area, no specific trails
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Coal Branch
    North and South map
  • Dormer/Sheep- Feb 2016 (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- Feb 2016 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Trails available
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Kananaskis- Apr 2016 (2 pages, 1.8 MB)
    No specific trails
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Kiska/Wilson- Feb 2016 (5 pages, 1.6 MB)
    Trails available
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • McLean Creek- Apr 2016 (2 pages, 1.8 MB)
    West of Calgary, no specific trails
    Content found on Kananaskis PLUZ page
  • Panther Corners- Feb 2016 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    No specific trails
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Sibbald Snow Vehicle- Apr 2016 (2 pages, 1.8 MB)
    In Kananaskis Country, no specific trails
    Content found on Sibbald PLUZ page
  • Upper Clearwater/Ram- Feb 2016 (5 pages, 1.5 MB)
    Trails available
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page

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- 2012 (1 page, 2.8 MB)
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, North map
  • Brule Lake- 2012 (1 page, 2.8 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
  • Castle Special Management Area- 2012 (1 page, 4.6 MB)
    North of Waterton Lakes National Park
    Content found on Castle Special Management Area page
  • Coal Branch- 2012 (1 page, 2.8 MB)
    Cadomin area, limited trails
    Content found on Coal Branch PLUZ page, South map
  • Dormer/Sheep– Feb 2016 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Ghost
    Northwest of Cochrane
  • Job/Cline- Feb 2016 (4 pages, <1 MB)
    Date restrictions apply
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • Kiska/Wilson- Feb 2016 (5 pages, 1.6 MB)
    Date restrictions apply
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page
  • McLean Creek- Apr 2016 (2 pages, 1.8 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- Feb 2016 (5 pages, 1.5 MB)
    On specific trails
    Content found on Bighorn Backcountry page

 

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Updated: Jan 6, 2017