Alberta's parks inspire people to discover, value, protect and enjoy the natural world and the benefits it provides for current and future generations. This vision was set by Alberta’s Plan for Parks.
In 1932, Alberta's first provincial parks were established under the Provincial Parks and Protected Areas Act. Since then, the provincial parks system has evolved from small local recreation sites to a comprehensive parks and protected areas system which conserves landscapes, offers opportunities to experience and learn about nature, and provides a wide range of recreation and tourism experiences.
It takes a lot of people and passion to do all of the above.
In the parks you'll see information officers, interpreters, conservation officers, and maintenance workers. Behind the scenes we've got ecologists, biologists, planners, policy developers, business managers, and community engagement specialists.
Check out the job profiles of some of our Alberta Parks team.
In 2017 we celebrated our 85th anniversary. Check out our historical timeline to see how much we’ve changed since the Provincial Parks and Protected Areas Act was passed in 1930.