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A Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) is an area of public land to which legislative controls apply under authority of the Public Land Administration Regulation to assist in the management of recreational land uses.

There are currently 19 Public Land Use Zones in Alberta. For information on general guidelines of what activities are allowed in PLUZs, see Overview.

For specific public land use regulations, see PLUZ regulations.

New trail designations – provincial trails

Know before you go. Review the regulations for recreation on provincial trails before heading out.

Maps and activities

Public Land Use Zones located in northern Alberta, north and east of Jasper National Park.
Public Land Use Zones located in central Alberta, east of Banff and Jasper National Parks.
Public Land Use Zones located in southern Alberta along Alberta’s east slopes between Calgary and the U.S. border.


Connect with us:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 310-LAND (5263) (in Alberta)
Toll free: 1-833-310-5689 (outside of Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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