For a great family outing consider heading out to one of our two parks where you can get a permit to cut your own Christmas tree. Stop in at the Visitor Centre at Cypress Hills Provincial Park to get your permit, or at one of five local offices to get a permit for Castle Wildland Provincial Park or Castle Provincial Park. But if you aren’t near to those two southern parks, you can get a tree cutting permit for many locations around the province in public lands.
With the exception of permitted cutting in Cypress Hills Provincial Park and Castle Parks, any cutting of trees or disturbing of vegetation in provincial parks and recreation areas is strictly prohibited and carries a large fine.
For any tree cutting activities, make sure you have a permit, follow the conditions provided and only cut trees in the areas indicated on the map. Please report tree poaching in our provincial parks by speaking to park staff or emailing AEP.AlbertaParks@gov.ab.ca
Useful reminders when cutting Christmas tree:
Issued by Alberta Environment and Parks staff, at the following locations, Mon – Fri from 8:15 to 4:30, (offices are closed between 12 and 1 pm)
Pincher Creek Provincial Building:
Room 242; 782 Main Street; Pincher Creek, Alberta
Blairmore Ranger Station:
11901, 19th Ave; Blairmore, Alberta
Lethbridge Administration Building:
Room 406; 909 – 3rd Ave North, Lethbridge, Alberta
Lethbridge Provincial Building:
2nd Floor, 200 - 5th Ave South, Lethbridge
2nd Floor, 530 – 8th Street South, Lethbridge