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Calgary Christmas Tree Lot - Cut your own Christmas Tree!


Saturdays and Sundays only from November 25 - December 17, 2017

Lot is manned from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm by JFW club members, road and weather conditions permitting

Christmas Tree Cutting Map.pdf

With Christmas just around the corner, many families are looking forward to a traditional outing into the forest to find and cut their own very special Christmas Pine Tree.

Directions:  From Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park, travel west on the Trans Canada (Hwy 1) for approximately 35 km.  Take the Hwy 68 exit (Sibbald Creek Trail) and head south for approximately 22 km to the Powderface Trail turnoff.  Turn left and head south on Powderface Trail for 2 km and you’ll reach the Christmas Tree Cutting Lot.  Watch for the JFW signs along the route! 

Off Hours Visits:  If you can’t make it out on the above dates or times, or if the lot is not manned due to weather and/or road conditions, you are welcome to visit and cut a Lodgepole Pine tree at any other time. Please keep in mind that the lot is not manned except on weekends, and the gate may not be open. If you plan to arrive after 3:00 pm, please be advised that you'll have to park outside of the gate as the gate will be closed & locked at 3:30 pm.  Just enclose your payment (cash or cheque) in an envelope provided on site in the mailbox, and drop it into the mail slot at the shack. Cheques should be made payable to “Calgary Junior Forest Warden Society”.

Cost: $5.00/tree cash or cheque (Lodgepole Pine only, includes permit). Maximum 3 trees per person.  Ask about a demo of how to make two trees into one very FULL tree.

*Please note that at our location, we cannot accept permits purchased in advance from SRD. They are for a different area and cover different species. Permits may be available for other areas of Alberta. Please contact your local Sustainable Resource Development office for more information. 

If you have a question regarding the Christmas Tree Lot, more information is available at these links:

Saturday November 25
Hosted by: Calgary Black Bears
Sunday November 26
Hosted by: Airdrie Hawks
Saturday December 2
Hosted by: Calgary Bobcats
Sunday December 3
Hosted by: Calgary Eagles
Saturday December 9
Hosted by: Bragg Creek Bald Eagles
Sunday December 10
Hosted by: Calgary Sarcee
Saturday December 16   
Hosted by: Calgary Adventurers and Challengers
Sunday December 17   
Hosted by: Calgary Junior Forest Warden Society (CJFWS)
December 25
Merry Christmas to One and All!

 Printable Poster

Check the local forecast before you head out!  


Have Fun!