Recreation on Public Land

Shared Resource. Shared Responsibility

Alberta's public lands contain some of the most diverse and interesting landscapes, viewscapes, plants, animals and culture in North America.

Regulations on public land vary throughout the province depending on the location and the activity. For recreation activities on public land, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) manages:

In addition to the above, the following is managed by AEP, Parks Division:

Regional Plans & Recreation

Each regional plan is unique and each region has varying opportunities for recreation. Find out what the plans mean for recreation on public land.

Responsible Recreation

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Alberta’s Backcountry: Enjoy, Don’t Destroy

On your next outdoor adventure, help preserve the backcountry for all to enjoy.

  • ATV riders: Keep wheels out of the water to help protect aquatic life.
  • Campers: Keep a clean campsite, and pack out what you pack in.

Know before you go, be responsible and encourage others to do the same.

You are encouraged to enjoy your recreational activities on public land in a safe manner that respects the environment and other users. For more information you can visit:

Alberta’s Public Land is owned by all Albertans; the land is a shared resource and a shared responsibility.

Our goal is to help Albertans access public land safely and sustainably while respecting both the environment and other recreational users. We use a variety of tools to manage recreation on public land, including:

  • public information and education
  • legislation, regulation, and enforcement
  • partnerships with public land users and other stakeholders
  • monitoring

 

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Updated: May 20, 2016