Alberta Parks

Guiding and Instructing Permit Application

Thank you for your interest in guiding or instructing an outdoor activity in provincial parks or protected areas! Please allow a minimum of 30 days for application processing before the preferred start date of your activities. Note that larger, more complex permit applications may require up to 90 days for processing.

Alberta Parks receives many applications for Guiding and Instructing Permits each year, and processes them in the order in which they are received. Applying for a permit does not guarantee that a permit will be issued, and late applications may require later start dates of anticipated activities.

Group and other select commercial and recreational activities on Protected Areas may require an access permit or provincial authorization. Please visit Group activities on public land for more information.

Please note the pricing structure for Guiding and Instructing Permits are as follows:

Length Of Permit
Day $60.00
Week $100.00
Month $150.00
Annual $250.00
Number Of Locations
Up to 10 $0.00
Up to 30 $50.00
Up to 50 $100.00
Up to 100 (Max) $150.00
Number Of Activities (e.g: Hiking, Rafting…)
Up to 2 $0.00
Up to 5 $100.00
Over 5 $150.00
Total Permit Fee ($550.00 Max) plus GST

* There are no new fees for guiding and instructing permits, and these fees have not increased.
Which park would you like to have your Guiding and Instructing at?

Parks Division Contacts

Central Region  
North Region Grande Prairie
South Region Cypress Hills District
South Region Dinosaur District
Jenifer Blacklaws
403-378-4342 ext. 224
South Region Lethbridge District
South Region Pincher Creek District
Pincher Creek Office
South Region Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park
Kananaskis Region
Canmore Nordic Centre
Provincial Park
Special Events Permits
Fish Creek Provincial Park Weddings
Kananaskis Region Guiding/Instructing Permits
Alberta Environment & Parks
Parks Division, Kananaskis Region
Special Events & Permits Coordinator
Suite 201, 800 Railway Avenue
Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P1
Phone 403-678-5508 (Dial 0 for reception)
Fax 403-678-5505
Kananaskis Region

Special Events
Filming/Still Photography Permits
(includes Fish Creek & Glenbow Ranch Provincial Parks)

Alberta Environment & Parks
Parks Division, Kananaskis Region
Special Events & Permits Coordinator
2nd Floor, Provincial Building
Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B4
Phone 403-851-2207
Fax 403-932-8104
Updated: May 30, 2024