Becoming a Guide

A career as a hunting guide can be an exciting and enriching experience that brings you into connection with beautiful places and interesting people. In order to be a hunting guide, you will need to obtain your guide designation through the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS) and obtain employment with an outfitter.

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Becoming an Outfitter

As a professional outfitter, you are legally able to provide guided hunting experiences to guests who come to Alberta from other provinces or jurisdictions. With a diverse assortment of highly desirable species and beautiful terrain, Alberta is a top destination for international travelers. In order to become an outfitter, you will need to obtain an outfitter permit from the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS).

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History of Outfitting In Alberta

The passion of the early pioneers continues to motivate Alberta’s modern outfitters. This passion has been seasoned with the development of APOS’s professional leadership. When matched with spectacular scenery and an abundance and diversity of wildlife, it’s no wonder that Alberta continues to remain atop the world’s destinations of choice for professionally guided hunting experiences.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are some frequently asked questions that we get at APOS from residents, hunters and outfitters. Take a look here to see if your questions can be answered, or email us if you have further questions.

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