We recommend that you fly into Grand Praire, Alberta (Airport Code CYQU).
Northern Air offers many daily flights from Calgary and Edmonton to Peace River.
Importing Your Personal Shotgun
If you chose to travel with your firearm, just input your personal and firearm information to the RCMP 5589/909 Gun Declaration form, which you need to print three times. Do not sign the copies until you’re in front of a Canada Customs Agent. You are declaring your firearm, so your signature will need to be witnessed by a Canadian Customs Officer.
Alberta Climate And Time Zone
Daily high temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 68°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 80°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 46°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 54°F.
Daily high temperatures decrease by 19°F, from 57°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 71°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 13°F, from 37°F to 24°F, rarely falling below 11°F or exceeding 47°F.
Alberta is on Mountain Standard Time and observes daylight saving time.
What To Wear
Light-colored camo outerwear (including hats) is what you will want to wear. Dark colors tend to stick out in our natural cover. Waterproof outerwear, insulating layers, wicking layers, gloves, and warm rubber boots are key items in your waterfowl kit. Please see the recommended items below.
Camo hat and face mask.
Waterproof/Gore-Tex camo outerwear (pants/bibs and jacket shell).
An insulating vest or light jacket underlayer. Primaloft or down works exceptionally well.
Moisture-wicking base layers. Short and long sleeves.
Warm, comfortable rubber boots (Muck and LaCrosse are great choices).
Warm gloves or shooting gloves.
Purchasing shotgun shells can be daunting. So many choices! Our guide’s top recommendation is a 3-inch shell with a number 2 shot. Why? More pellets, solid pattern, they’re not prone to jamming and they are way easier on the shoulder. They also work well for ducks and geese. But a 3-inch shell with BB shot can be a good alternative for late-season geese, especially giant Canada’s. 3 ½ inch shells are culprits of jamming guns and inconsistent patterns. Keep it simple, take your time, pick a bird, lead your bird, and make the shot count.
*Note: Shotgun shells can be purchased at local sporting goods stores upon your arrival in Alberta.
Blind Bag And Contents
Most of us would be lost without our blind bags. All things important can and should be sealed within. They are a great item to organize and store gear for each hunt. All guides have them, so should you. Please see the recommendations below.
A medium to large, semi-waterproof blind bag will do the trick. Make sure there is enough pockets and storage to house your important gear.
A good headlamp with extra batteries
Shooting glasses or sun glasses
Duck and goose calls (we encourage guests to bring their calls).
Bird lanyard or carrying strap
2 to 3 boxes of shotgun shells
Gun declaration form
Hunter Safety/Education card
Bag And Possession Limits
Daily Bag: 8 Ducks, 8 Geese (Canada Geese, Cackling Geese and Specks) and 50 Snow Geese
* Not more than 5 may be White-fronted Geese
Possession: 24 Ducks, 24 Geese, No limit on Snow Geese
* Not more than 15 may be White-fronted Geese