Top 3 Crown Land Locations Near Calgary

Calgary has some incredible public land right on our doorstep yet many Calgarians don’t even know of its existence. Of Alberta’s 19 Public Land Use Zones, 8 of them are within a 2 hour drive from Calgary with 2 of those being 45 minutes or less. We have gone through the PLUZ near Calgary andContinue reading “Top 3 Crown Land Locations Near Calgary”

All About Ya Ha Tinda Ranch (& Bighorn Falls) – Crown Land Favourites

The Ya Ha Tinda Ranch is an operating ranch located in between the Upper Clearwater Ram PLUZ and Panther Corners PLUZ. It is owned and operated by Parks Canada (the federal government). It is the only horse ranch in Canada operated by Parks Canada. Note that the ranch is technically operated as a private ranch and is separate from the nearby National Parks.

All About Abraham Lake – A Crown Land Favourite

If you follow the Crown Land Camping Alberta Facebook group at all you will find that Abraham Lake is definitely one of the more popular destinations in the Alberta Public Land Use Zones (PLUZ). The lake is located alongside several PLUZ including Kiska Willson PLUZ, Upper Clearwater/Ram PLUZ, and Job/Cline PLUZ (technically doesn’t have any shoreline but it is very close and overlooks the lake). The David Thompson Highway runs along the northern shore of the lake and offers some amazing views if it is more of a road trip that you are searching for!

Exploring Alberta’s Crown Land: Ghost – Public Land Use Zone

Ghost is a Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) found in Southern Alberta. Like other PLUZ, Ghost is a popular place for backcountry campers and off-road enthusiasts. For people in north Calgary (or Cochrane/Airdrie) this is the most accessible PLUZ. Due to its large size, cool terrain, and wide range of activities – Ghost has long been a favorite for people looking to enjoy our gorgeous crown land (Ghost is my personal favourite PLUZ).

Exploring Alberta’s Crown Land: Livingstone – Public Land Use Zone

Livingstone is a Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) found in Southern Alberta. Like other PLUZ, Livingstone is a popular place for backcountry campers and off-road enthusiasts. Livingstone is one of the newer PLUZ. It was created in 2018 alongside Porcupine Hills PLUZ in order to provide designated trails to protect the environment and provide OHV recreation access for southern Albertans.

Exploring Alberta’s Crown Land: Porcupine Hills – Public Land Use Zone

Porcupine Hills is a Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) found in Southern Alberta. Like other PLUZ, Porcupine Hills is a popular place for backcountry campers and off-road enthusiasts. It was created more recently in 2018 in order to provide users with a designated set of motorized trails.

Exploring Alberta’s Crown Land: Kananaskis – Public Land Use Zone

Kananaskis is a Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) found in Southern Alberta. Like other PLUZ, Kananaskis is a popular place for backcountry campers and off-road enthusiasts. Kananaskis is probably the busiest PLUZ in Alberta due to its close proximity to both Calgary and to Banff. It has some of the most famous mountains and hikes in Canada.

Exploring Alberta’s Crown Land: McLean Creek Off Highway Vehicle – Public Land Use Zone

McLean Creek PLUZ is a Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) found in Southern Alberta. Like other PLUZ, McLean Creek is a popular place for backcountry campers and off-road enthusiasts. McLean Creek and Ghost are generally the go-to places for Calgarians looking to enjoy some off-road recreation (This is more accessible from south Calgary whereas Ghost is more accessible from north Calgary).

Exploring Alberta’s Crown Land: Sibbald Snow Vehicle – Public Land Use Zone

Sibbald Snow Vehicle is a Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) found in Southern Alberta. Sibbald Snow Vehicle PLUZ is a popular place for backcountry campers and snowmobilers. It is smallest of 4 PLUZ that make up parts of Kananaskis PLUZ. Sibbald Snow Vehicle PLUZ is in the northern portions of Kananaskis, and is reasonably close to Calgary.

Exploring Alberta’s Crown Land: Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle – Public Land Use Zone

Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle is a Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) found in Southern Alberta. Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle is a popular place for backcountry campers and snowmobilers. It is one of 4 PLUZ that make up parts of Kananaskis PLUZ. Cataract Creek Snow Vehicle PLUZ is the southernmost tip of Kananaskis.

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