Recreational access on PGRs

For an interactive map of the province with contact and condition information please see:

Grazing Reserves can be searched by name under the ‘Go to Location’ tab of the mapping tool by selecting the ‘Go to GRR’ button. A step-by-step guide on how to use the mapping tool is found at:

Pilot project for recreational access on PGRs

Several provincial grazing reserves are currently undertaking a pilot project for recreational access contact. They include:

Southwest

  • Connor Creek
  • Jack Pine
  • Rocky Mountain House

Southeast

  • Sage Creek
  • Bow Island
  • Pinhorn
  • Twin River
  • Onefour Research Ranch

To enter any of these Provincial Grazing Reserves (PGR), you must first email the relevant PGR office. See the Contact section below.

Information to provide

You must give them the following:

  • your name
  • the number of people you are requesting access for
  • your cellphone number
  • the licence plate number of the vehicle you will be using
  • the type of recreation you plan to do in the reserve

You will automatically receive a confirmation email outlining the conditions for accessing the PGR or research ranch.

Keep your confirmation email

You must bring your confirmation to the PGR or research ranch, either on an electronic device or as a hard copy. You must show your confirmation to an enforcement officer if you are asked to do so.

Otherwise, you could be charged under section 11(1) of the Recreational Access Regulation.

Personal information collection and use notification

The personal information you provide to Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) is collected under the authorization of Section 11 of the Recreational Access Regulation, and is being managed in accordance with Part 2 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Submission of name, cell phone number, email address, licence plate number and type of recreation is required for the purpose of accessing the provincial grazing reserve for recreational activities. The information being collected will be used by AEP in this regard and will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent by AEP.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact:

Contact

To email and obtain written proof of contact on the pilot project grazing reserves or research ranch:

Southwest

Connor Creek

Email: connorcreekpgr@gov.ab.ca

Jack Pine

Email: jackpinepgr@gov.ab.ca

Rocky Mountain House

Email: rockymountainhousepgr@gov.ab.ca

Southeast

Sage Creek

Email: access.sagecreek@gov.ab.ca

Bow Island

Email: access.bowisland@gov.ab.ca

Pinhorn

Email: access.pinhorn@gov.ab.ca

Twin River

Email: access.twinriver@gov.ab.ca

Onefour Research Ranch

Email: access.onefour@gov.ab.ca

Looking to access other grazing reserves?

Please visit our Provincial grazing reserves – Contact information and maps page or visit our Recreational Access Mapping Tool website.