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Buy before you random camp
Starting June 1, a Public Lands Camping Pass is required to random camp on public land along the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains from Grande Prairie to Waterton Lakes National Park.
Camping pass fees will be reinvested to improve recreation experiences and help conserve and protect Alberta’s beautiful landscapes so they can be enjoyed now and into the future.
Campers 18 years and older must buy a pass.
- $20 per person for a 3-day pass
- $30 per person for an annual pass
$3.25 system-processing fee plus GST per transaction. A one-time Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) purchase is required to access the system ($8, but with a $2 discount if purchased online).
How fees will be used
Funds from the pass will be reinvested in the region to improve recreation experiences and help conserve these beautiful landscapes so they can be enjoyed now and for generations to come.
Your pass will help:
- upgrade infrastructure
- improve education
- support conservation and help protect the environment
- monitor and enforce rules
- promote public safety
- provide better waste management
How it's enforced
Campers should be ready to show proof of payment (printed pass or mobile app) to enforcement officers if requested.
Initially, as the new pass rolls out, campers may be provided information and given an opportunity to comply. However, over time, non-compliance could result in a fine.