Alberta Parks

Government of Alberta - Ministry of Forestry and Parks

Conserves lands, habitats, and wildlife, provides facilities and services for nature-based recreation, offers diverse experiences to the tourism industry, and positively contributes to the province's quality of life by connecting people to nature.

Service offers:

  • conservation of important ecological areas for current and future generations to enjoy and learn about Alberta's landscapes and natural heritage
  • safe and responsible outdoor experiences for all
  • development and maintenance of infrastructure to support nature-based recreation in parks


  • information about provincial parks and protected areas, including maps, trip planning information, and up-to-date details about firebans, flooding, avalanches, wildlife issues, park construction, site closures, and anything that might affect a park visit
  • Visitor / Park Centres with information on parks, protected areas, natural regions, and the diversity of plants and wildlife
  • education and interpretation programming to help connect people to nature and heritage
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • contact or visit website for more information, including Alberta Parks Contact Centre hours of operation, Visitor Centres hours, and dates that parks are open
For emergencies, call 911.
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Within 3 days.

Toll Free
1-877-537-2757 (Alberta Parks Contact Centre)
Toll Free
310-LAND (5263) (Enforcement and Public Safety Issues)
Web Site
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
December 4, 2023
Hours of Operation

Hours of operation of Alberta Parks Contact Centre change for different times during operating season. When parks are open for the season, day use hours are from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Overnight camping areas do not close for registered campers. Check-in time is typically 4:00 PM and check-out time is typically 2:00 PM. Visitor Centres each have their own hours of operation.