Alberta's parks provide excellent locations for filming and photography. There are guidelines and conditions to ensure that these activities respect environmental integrity.
Permits are required for filming and photography projects with special requirements that regular park visitors taking photos don't need. Permits are required for filming and photography activities that
Filming and photography activities that require permits are not usually allowed in wilderness areas and ecological reserves. An exception can be made if the activities are consistent with the site's management plan.
A permit is not required for news media filming and photography related to reporting news events.
The applicant must hold public liability insurance to a minimum level of $2,000,000 per occurrence. Proof is either:
A minium security deposit of $1,000 for site clean-up and restoration may be required. If long-term reclamation may be required, a letter of credit or letter of guarantee is necessary. This can be drawn on if reclamation is not completed to the satisfaction of the department.
Written approval must be received before activities commence.
An application must be submitted:
For More Information or to submit an application contact the Parks Division staff responsible for the park where the filming or photography is to take place.
The permit holder must appoint a location manager or designate an alternate. This person will be responsible for all activities and be on-site at all times during filming/photography.
Filming and photography are not normally permitted on weekends and statutory holidays. If the activity is permitted, it may be subject to additional restrictions to mitigate impacts on public use of the area or facility.
Prior written approval is required:
Alberta Tourism, Parks & Recreation reserves the right to:
To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by the phone number. From a cell phone, dial the toll-free code (*310 for Roger's Wireless or #310 for Bell & Telus) followed by the phone number.
|Northeast Region||Lac La Biche|
|Northwest Region||Grande Prairie|
|South Region||Cypress Hills District|
|South Region||Dinosaur District|
|South Region||Lethbridge District|
|South Region||Pincher Creek District|
|South Region||Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park|
|Canmore Nordic Centre
|Special Events Permits|
|Fish Creek Provincial Park||Weddings|
|Kananaskis Region||Guiding/Instructing Permits|
|Kananaskis Region||Special Events
WeddingsFilming/Still Photography Permits
(includes Fish Creek & Glenbow Ranch Provincial Parks)