Can You Own a Monkey in Alberta?

There are some places in Canada where owning a monkey as a pet is possible and Legal. If you are hoping for that to be the case in Alberta, you will be sorely disappointed.

Can you legally have a pet monkey in Alberta? The answer is no. According to the Alberta Wildlife Act, there are certain animals that the government of Alberta has deemed to be “too dangerous” to own. Primates in general are across the board banned in Alberta as pets.

Other provinces in Canada have different regulations on the matter of monkey ownership. For example, in Saskatchewan and Quebec, the regulations specify which particular species are banned.

Obviously, there are exceptions for Zoos and other approved animal sheltering facilities and agencies. These agencies can file paperwork for special approval.

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Is Podiatrist Covered by Alberta Health Care?

Sometimes it’s complicated trying to figure out exactly what is covered and not covered by the Provincial Health system in Alberta. Especially when it comes to podiatry.

Will the podiatrist be covered by Alberta Health Care? Yes, Alberta Health Care will cover services provided by a podiatric surgeon in an Alberta hospital or non-hospital surgical facility under contract with Alberta Health Services. To receive these services, you are required to have a referral from a Doctor.

Other podiatry services may only be partially covered. If the podiatry service is NOT in an Alberta hospital or non-hospital surgical facility under contract with Alberta Health Services, then the following will apply:

  • partial coverage for some podiatry services under the basic podiatry program, to a maximum of $250 per benefit year (July 1 to June 30)
  • podiatrists can charge additional fees for these services


For example, bunion surgery is covered by Alberta Health Care if the surgery is necessary and conducted in a hospital setting.

For a full list of covered podiatry services and benefits, visit this link here.

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Can You Fish at Night in Alberta?

This is an interesting question that has confused anglers for a while now, as certain regulations seem to give a mixed answer to the legality of the situation.

In regards to Fishing at night in Alberta, including ice fishing in Alberta, yes, it is perfectly legal to fish 24/7 around Alberta (during designated fishing dates and as per your fishing license), with the exception of designated bodies of water such as some National and Provincial Parks, where they may have special rules pertaining to that exact location.

In other words, there is no province wide law in Alberta forbidding the practice of fishing at night, though there may be restrictions in specific locations.

It is very important that you check with your local area to find out if they are included as an exception to the rule. Also be aware of any rules regarding equipment that can and can not be used with fishing at night.

If there are no restrictions in your area, you may proceed with caution, as fishing at night comes with it’s own set of dangers and challenges.

Here is the 2021 Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations

In Summary:

  • You can fish at night in Alberta. There are no Provincial wide laws prohibiting night fishing in Alberta, including ice fishing, but there are certain parks that don’t allow it on an individual basis.
  • There are other laws to be followed, such as equipment that can be used, alcohol and noise violations, fishing licensing, and more.