Alberta Professional Outfitters Society

About Us

Alberta’s outfitters were some of the earliest pioneers of the tourism industry in our province, with the first guided hunts taking clients into the Alberta wilderness in the late 1800s. Today our society represents 500 professional outfitters and nearly 1,600 hunting guides, generating a $327 million contribution to Alberta's gross domestic product, and supporting rural jobs and economies throughout the province.
In 1997, the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS) was established as a delegated administrative organization (DAO) for the Government of Alberta. APOS’ delegated responsibilities include licensing the province’s guides and professional outfitters, managing the distribution of big game allocations and waterfowl privileges, and holding members accountable to a Code of Ethics. We provide members with access to liability insurance, a voice within government, and advocacy on key issues.

Discover What Alberta has to Offer

Our diverse geography allows you to hunt 10 big game species and an astounding array of bird game across a broad range of habitats. From vast open prairies in the south, to the aspen parkland of central Alberta, the stunning Rocky Mountains to the west, and the boreal forest in the north – you’ll love the diversity of our landscape. Come and experience the hunt of a lifetime in Alberta, Canada!

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