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.

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

Last reviewed/revised: April 20, 2015
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