The Village of Empress

is situated on the West side of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It has been a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.

Hunting and Fishing


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Empress and area is home to many bird and big game animals and hunting in this region is very popular. Many a trophy animal has been harvested from this region which covers WMU’s (Wildlife Management Units) 150, 151 & 162. Hunting season here starts off in September with Big Game Archery Season and upland and waterfowl birds, and continues on through till the end of November. This area is known for pronghorn (antelope), white tail deer, mule deer, elk and moose as well as the sharp tailed grouse, hungarian partridge and many varieties of ducks and geese.

Be sure to check out the draw timetable online at:
Alberta Regulations and Special License Draws or at My Wild Alberta.

You’ll find several hunting and fishing businesses in the area and you can check out their sites or phone them for more information.

Alberta Western Upland Ranch

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Riverhills Lodge

JC’s River Fishing

For those who are just looking for accommodations: Empress: Where to Stay

If you’re interested in seeing some of our hunting pictures check out: Empress: Gallery of Hunting & Fishing

While in the area be sure to check out our calendar of events, as many of the communities have events going on that always include a fabulous meal and great entertainment.

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