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
Website: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca


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:

Sustainable Resource Development Information Centre
Main Floor, 9920 – 108 Street
Edmonton AB, T5K 2M4
Website: www.srd.gov.ab.ca


Holidays

 
  • New Year’s Day, January 1
  • Family Day, February 15
  • Good Friday, March 25
  • Easter Monday, March 28
  • Victoria Day, May 23
  • Canada Day, July 1
  • Heritage Day, August 1
  • Labour Day, September 5
  • Thanksgiving Day, October 10
  • Remembrance Day, November 11
  • Christmas Day, December 25
  • Boxing Day, December 26

Pets

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 3 months old. For more information about bringing pets into Canada, please visit www.inspection.gc.ca.

As part of a front line defense against pests and diseases, certain items are restricted or prohibited because they can harbour foreign animals and plant 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, traveller are required to declare any meats, fruits, vegetables, plants, animals, and plant or animal products they bring into the country.


 

 

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