Advisories, Corrections and Closures

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.

Alberta Hunting Advisories

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Areas Affected

This advisory applies to the Canadian Forces Base Suffield in southeast Alberta.


CFB Suffield has changed its access policy for the 2018 hunting season. Hunters under 18 years of age who have successfully drawn for a special elk hunting licence for the hunt will not be able to participate. For details, see:

Areas Affected

This advisory applies to the Hay-Zama wood bison range in northwest Alberta.


The 2018-19 Hay-Zama weed bison hunting season has been suspended.

Hunting Guide / Hunting Draws Corrections

A correction has been issued for the printed version of the 2019 Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations. See the following update to the Big Game Tables for the Mountain WMUs, specifically the elk hunting information for Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 436.

NOTE: This correction applies to the printed version only. Online versions of the Guide are correct.

Area Closures

Areas Affected

This advisory applies to designated areas within the Town of Canmore, Alberta, as outlined on the following map:


Bow Hunting Area Closure: The Town of Canmore has issued a bylaw that prohibits archery within designated areas within the town site.

Updated: Aug 14, 2019