Land Use Planning
Access to land for tourism development is a key priority for Alberta to deliver authentic experiences in breath-taking landscapes. Our landscape is diverse, and the
Tourism Division works to position tourism within Alberta's competing land base.
The Tourism Division:
- Positions tourism in land use planning discussions and decision making through the Land Use Framework
planning process, the blueprint for land-use management in Alberta.
- Conducts land use planning assessments to identify crown land with high value for commercial recreation and tourism development.
- Works with Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to apply regulatory processes to position crown land for tourism.
- Provides advisory services to local planning authorities on land use planning for tourism, as it relates to Municipal Development Plans,
Area Structure Plans, and Tourism Development Nodes.
- Works with provincial land managers, municipalities, trail groups and Parks Canada on recreation trail and corridor development for motorized and non-motorized activities.
For information on land use planning for tourism, contact the Destination Management Branch.
Last reviewed/revised: March 9, 2015