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.

June 29 to July 7 is National Fishing Week across Canada and we encourage all Albertans to go fishing!

Alberta has a diverse collection of rivers and lakes, many of which support healthy wild fish populations. There are also many other waters stocked with fish every year, with the support of the province’s fish hatcheries and the Alberta Conservation Association. These special places provide Albertans and visitors with memorable fishing experiences and a unique outdoor experience to share with family and friends.

Fishing is affordable family fun. The proceeds from fishing licence sales support our fish stocking programs and the sustainable management of Alberta’s fisheries.

Alberta is committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of our fisheries. This requires the support of anglers in setting management objectives and following fishing rules. Be sure to check the 2019 Alberta Sportfishing Regulations before you head out fishing.


To find out more about some of the organizations we support and how to get involved:

Updated: Jul 2, 2019