Buy Licences - Retail

COVID-19 response: temporary closures

The Government of Alberta has temporarily closed front counters at all Fish and Wildlife offices across the province.

  • You can contact Fish and Wildlife offices using the phone numbers listed on the Fish and Wildlife - Contacts page.
  • For recreational sportfishing or hunting information, please visit AlbertaRELM or call the AlbertaRELM Help Desk at 1-888-944-5494.
  • Vehicle access is now permitted at parking lots and staging areas in provincial parks and public land. Facilities like playgrounds and washrooms remain temporarily closed. For more information, visit the Alberta Parks advisories page.

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Buying your Licence from a Retail Location

There are numerous private businesses that sell hunting and sportfishing licences throughout Alberta. To purchase a licence from a private retailer:

  • Step 1 - Activate your Wildlife Identification Number (WiN)
  • If you don’t already have a Wildlife Identification Number (WIN). Visit the AlbertaRELM website at:

  • Step 2 - Find a Private Licence Issuer / Retail Location
  • Private Licence Issuer retail locations are listed alphabetically by town or city name here:

    When purchasing a licence from a retail location, be sure to have with you:

    • Your Virtual or Plastic WiN Card
    • Government-issued photo ID (example: driver’s licence, passport)

Before Purchasing your Licence

Hunting Regulations, Licence Eligibility and Requirements

  • Anglers and hunters should know the regulations for the area where you plan to fish or hunt.
  • Anglers should check age and other requirements for Alberta sportfishing licences.
  • Hunters should check their eligibility to hold Alberta hunting licences.

Review the current copy of either the Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations and/or the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations at:

Licences for Hunting or Fishing Draws

If you are buying your licence while applying for a hunting draw, see:

If you are buying your licence applying for a walleye fishing draw, see:

Related Information


Updated: Jun 23, 2020