Alberta

New vaccine lottery has great outdoor adventure prizes; Opposition says ‘UCP lottery prizes now include things taken away by UCP’

News Release
New vaccine lottery has great outdoor adventure prizes

By getting vaccinated, Albertans can win lifetime hunting licences, camping experiences and other chances to enjoy the bounty of Alberta’s wilderness.

The Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery gives Albertans another incentive to get vaccinated as soon as possible. This includes fishing licences, Canmore Nordic Centre ski passes and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a special licence hunting tag for bighorn sheep, trophy pronghorn, elk or turkey.
Albertans can have a chance to win these outdoor prizes by receiving their first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine and registering in the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery by 11:59 p.m. Sept. 10.  
Due to the unique nature of these prizes, Albertans will be required to register separately for their chance to win. Anyone who already registered for the Open for Summer Lottery will need to register again specifically for the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery if they want to win these prizes. Winners are expected to be announced on Sept. 17.
To date, 74.2 per cent of eligible Albertans have received their first dose of vaccine and 55.9 per cent are fully protected with two doses.

“Alberta is going the extra distance to get as many people vaccinated as possible. That means adding more targeted, unique prizes to our vaccine lottery. The Open for Summer Lottery has moved our vaccine numbers up and these new prizes should appeal to some folks who have not yet got around to being vaccinated.”
Jason Kenney, Premier

“Hunters and anglers know that it is critical to follow the rules and to look out for one another in order to stay safe. I encourage them to apply this mindset to COVID-19 and book their shots if they have not already done so.”
Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health

“Getting vaccinated is the best way to ensure that Alberta is open for summer and I encourage all Albertans to do their part. Alberta is a premier destination for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, hunting or fishing and this opportunity is one of the many ways to enjoy our beautiful backyard this summer with ease.”
Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks

“Every year, hundreds of thousands of Alberta hunters and anglers spend time outside with their families, enjoying the natural splendor of this province. A lifetime hunting or fishing licence is something anyone who is an avid outdoors person would be happy to win. Hopefully a chance at this lifelong prize will be an incentive for more people to make the decision to get their COVID-19 vaccination.”
Todd Zimmerling, president and CEO, Alberta Conservation Association

“We know Albertans are eager to start planning their summer adventures. Let’s all do our part by continuing to follow public health guidelines and getting vaccinated now so that we can get back to normal this summer.”
David Goldstein, CEO, Travel Alberta


Prizes available include:

One special harvest hunting licence tag

One winner will receive the opportunity to choose one special licence, for use in either 2022 or 2023, in the hunting draw booklet published for that year. 

Choices may include unique and highly prized licence opportunities for species such as bighorn sheep, trophy pronghorn, elk or turkey.

Winner must be eligible to obtain a licence under the Wildlife Act and must comply with the terms of the licence and all applicable federal and provincial legislation.

Winner must hold or obtain a wildlife identification number.


One lifetime hunting licence

One winner will receive a combination package consisting of a wildlife certificate, resident general white-tailed deer licence and a resident game bird licence for life, enabling the winner to hunt whitetail deer and upland game birds without paying to renew the licence each year.

Winner must be eligible to obtain a licence under the Wildlife Act and must comply with the terms of the licence and all applicable federal and provincial legislation.

Winner must hold or obtain a wildlife identification number.


One lifetime sport fishing licence

One winner will receive an Alberta resident sport fishing licence for a lifetime of sport fishing across Alberta in accordance with the terms of the licence and all applicable federal and provincial legislation. 

Winner must be eligible to obtain a resident sport fishing licence.

Special harvest licences for some species are excluded from the licence (e.g., walleye).

Winner must hold or obtain a wildlife identification number.


One of five Alberta Parks camping experiences

Winners receive three consecutive night stays in the Alberta Parks system, which can be used for stays as per the prize awarded for May 21 to Sept. 5, 2022.

Winners choose from comfort camping or individual reservable campsites.

Winners who choose to camp at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park or Dinosaur Provincial Park will also receive free interpretive tours.

Winners must provide the dates and locations of their desired camping experience by Feb. 1, 2022, in writing to Alberta Environment and Parks. 

Winners must comply with all applicable park regulations and reservation terms and conditions.


One of 10 Canmore Nordic Centre season ski passes

Valid Nov. 14, 2021 to April 30, 2022.

Winners can select either an individual or a family pass.

Winners must comply with all applicable park regulations and pass terms and conditions.


One of 10 annual Kananaskis Conservation Passes

Valid for one year from date of issue.

Good for two licence plates from the same household plus a trailer.

Winners must comply with all applicable regulations and pass terms and conditions.


These prizes cannot be transferred or sold to another person.

Get your shot and register today

These prizes are in addition to the cash and additional prizes previously announced in the Open for Summer Lottery.
Albertans need to register separately for the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery by visiting alberta.ca/outdoorlottery.
To book your COVID-19 vaccine, visit alberta.ca/vaccine to find available appointments with AHS or participating pharmacies. Select locations across the province are offering first-dose walk-in clinics.

Quick facts

To be eligible for the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery, you must:

Opt-in by registering at alberta.ca/outdoorlottery.

Reside in Alberta at the time of entry and draw.

Be 18 years of age and older.

Be able to provide proof of receiving your first and second dose of an approved vaccine.

Please visit the website for a complete list of rules.

Any Albertan 18 or older who received approved vaccines out of province is also eligible, provided they have submitted proof of vaccination to AHS and meet all other eligibility criteria.


Related information

Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery

COVID-19 vaccine program

 News Release

UCP LOTTERY PRIZES NOW INCLUDE THINGS TAKEN AWAY BY UCP

 
CALGARY – Jason Kenney’s vaccine lottery prizes now include free access to enjoy and explore Kananaskis Country, an area that used to be free to access before the UCP formed government.
 
In a news release Wednesday, the Government of Alberta added 10 free $90 Kananaskis Conservation Passes to a second vaccine lottery prize pool, requiring Albertans to re-submit their entry. Environment Minister Jason Nixon only introduced the pass a few weeks ago, and it came into effect June 1.
 
“It isn’t a ‘prize’ if Albertans are winning something they should always have access to in the first place. Peter Lougheed would be appalled,” said NDP Environment Critic Marlin Schmidt.
 
“The inclusion of the K-Country passes is an insult to all Albertans and sets a bad precedent. What’s next? AISH cost of living increases? A new teacher for your kids’ school? No wage rollback for the closest nurse in your family? Your own 10 square feet area of the mountains protected from coal mining?”
 
The Alberta NDP continue to oppose the UCP move to charge Albertans for accessing K-Country. 
 

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