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Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

In Alberta’s provincial parks, the take-off and landing of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drones is prohibited except for certain circumstances.  Alberta Parks will only approve UAV use which is compliant with Transport Canada regulations.

Recreational Use of UAVs in Alberta Parks

The recreational use of a UAV is not allowed in sites in the provincial parks system.

Commercial Use of UAVs in Alberta Parks

An individual or organization must apply for the relevant Alberta Parks permit if they wish to use a UAV within the provincial parks system.  Currently UAV use in Alberta Parks is ONLY acceptable for the following purposes

An applicant has several requirements to meet, outlined below.

More information about Transport Canada’s UAV requirements can be found at Drone Safety


Updated: Jul 19, 2017