Calgary Christmas Tree Lot

Cut your own Christmas Tree!

Our Christmas Tree Lot is back for the 2022 Season!!


Saturdays and Sundays only from November 26 - December 18, 2022

Lot is staffed from 9:00 am to 4:00 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.

The Christmas Tree Lot is a seasonal fundraiser for Junior Forest Wardens, an outdoor program for youth and their families. We will be running our concession for the first time in 2 years! Permits will be provided by donation.

Gate: The gate to the parking lot will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays as noted above, road and weather conditions permitting.

Permits: Tree cutting permits will be available from a volunteer in our permit shack. Each permit entitles you to one tree - Lodgepole Pine only. Keep this Tree Cutting Permit with you while transporting your tree, as it is required to avoid potential fines. The permit is only good for Lodgepole Pine trees (with long 2” needles) within the boundaries of this particular tree lot area.

Note: Campfires are prohibited. No rentals of saws or axes will be available.

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!

COVID-19 Restrictions: Please follow current Alberta guidelines. AHS COVID Info for Albertans

Off Hours Visits: If you can’t make it out on the above dates or times, or if the lot is not tended due to weather and/or road conditions, you are welcome to visit and cut a Lodgepole Pine tree at any time. Please keep in mind that the lot is only staffed on weekends, and the gate may not be open. If you plan to arrive after 4:00 pm, you'll have to park outside of the gate as the gate will be closed & locked at 4:00 pm.

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

More Information

If you have a question regarding the Christmas Tree Lot, more information is available on our FAQ link.

If you still have a question, send an e-mail to Tim Watts, President of the Calgary JFW District, or phone 403-660-7619.

Check the local forecast before you head out! The Weather Network - Kananaskis

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