Harvesting Information

MÉTIS HARVESTING IN ALBERTA

Some Métis in Alberta are the beneficiaries of harvesting rights guaranteed by Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. In 2003, these rights were the subject of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision R v Powley. This document describes how these rights are currently recognized by the Province of Alberta:

Métis Harvesting in Alberta Policy (2018)

Apply for your Métis harvesting approval:

Fish & Wildlife Area Contact List

For assistance completing your Métis harvesting application, please contact us directly @ 780-591-5050 or lacsteannemetis@zoho.com

HUNTING & FISHING REGULATIONS (ALBERTA)

Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations

FISHERIES & RELATED ADVISORIES (ALBERTA)

Sustaining the Subsistence Food Fishery and Conserving Fish Stocks for Future Generations: A Summary of Domestic Fishing Regulations in Alberta (Alberta Environment & Parks, January 2016)

Mercury in fish in central Alberta: Lac la Nonne and Lac Ste. Anne (Alberta Health Services; March 01, 2009)

Fish Consumption Advisory (My Wild Alberta – updated) 

INDUSTRY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES:

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Construction continues along Spread 2 and will begin in the area east of the Pembina River beginning in summer 2021.

Check here for more details regarding construction in specific areas.

For safety reasons, once construction activities commence in an area, Traditional Land Use activities such as harvesting and hunting will be restricted in and around the immediate area of active construction. However, areas that are not active work sites can still be utilized for Traditional Land Use activities during construction.