Land Use Planning

Land Use Planning 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.
  • Assist private investors seeking access to public land through the Alberta Tourism and Recreational Leasing (ATRL) process. The ATRL process handles unsolicited tourism and commercial recreation development proposals.

For information on land use planning for tourism, contact the Tourism Policy & Strategy Branch.

Last reviewed/revised: August 23, 2016
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