Alberta Quick Facts

Firearm Laws

All firearms and weapons must be declared to the Canada Border Services Agency as they may require special import permits or they may be prohibited. For declarations forms and additional information contact:

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Canada Firearms Centre, Ottawa ON, K1A OR2
Phone: 1.800.731.4000 (North America)
Fax: 1.613.825.0297

Fishing and Hunting

Fishing licenses outside the National Parks can be purchased from select sporting goods stores, convenience stores and/or gas stations. Call 1.888.944.5494 for the location nearest to you. Hunting and special licensing requirements vary depending on the type of hunting. Hunting is absolutely prohibited in the National Parks. For more information contact:

Environment and Parks
Main Floor, 9920 – 108 Street
Edmonton AB, T5K 2M4

2019 Holidays

  • New Year’s Day, January 1
  • Family Day, February 18
  • Good Friday, April 19
  • Easter Monday, April 22
  • Victoria Day, May 20
  • Canada Day, July 1
  • Heritage Day, August 5
  • Labour Day, September 2
  • Thanksgiving Day, October 14
  • Remembrance Day, November 11
  • Christmas Day, December 25
  • Boxing Day, December 26


Pets must be accompanied by their owner when entering Canada. Owners of dogs and cats must bring a certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian clearly identifying the pet and certifying that it has been vaccinated against rabies within the preceding 36 months. There are exceptions made for service dogs and puppies or kittens that are younger than three months old. For more information about bringing pets into Canada, please visit

As part of a front line defense against pests and diseases, certain items are restricted or prohibited because they can harbour foreign pests and diseases that could pose a risk to humans, plant, or animal health and cause irreparable harm to Canada’s crops, livestock, pets and environment. Because of this threat, travellers are required to declare any meats, fruits, vegetables, plants, animals, and plant or animal products they bring into the country.



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