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Recreation on public land

Learn more about recreation opportunities, regulations, and how to recreate responsibly on Alberta’s public land.


Recreating on Alberta’s public land is a popular activity in Alberta. Public land offers many opportunities for families and individuals – from rustic camping experiences to the many kilometers of trails to enjoy and explore.

As Alberta’s population grows, so has interest in recreating on public land. In order to reduce conflicts between public land users and reduce undesirable impacts to the environment and wildlife, it is important for all users to know how to recreate responsibly.

In this section you’ll find information about camping, campfires, motorized and non-motorized recreation, as well as regional plans. Before you visit public land in Alberta, learn how to be responsible and lawful: know before you go.

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