Prairie

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.

Grassland, sagebrush plains and agriculture croplands dominate this region. The most striking feature is the absence of trees, except in river valleys and coulees where moisture is sufficient to support cottonwoods and other deciduous trees. Much of this region is ranching and farming country.

Travel

You can reach the major centres in the prairie region on all-season highways. Regularly scheduled flights depart from the Calgary International Airport to Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. The region is connected by paved highways and gravel roads.

Big Game Animals

Upland Game Birds

Waterfowl


Updated: May 13, 2016