Alberta Foraging Network

Are you interested in learning about the incredible bounty of Alberta plants and wild edibles found in our own backyard? Are you a chef or producer interested in utilizing foraged goods in your business? Do you want to explore the landscape with a knowledgeable expert in Albertan wild edibles?

If you answered yes to any of the above, the Alberta Foraging Network may be for you!

ACTA’s Foraging Network showcases our regional taste of place through the wild edibles and medicinal plants found across the province.

Download a digital copy of the Alberta Foraging Guide, or click below to view the individual sections.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Always be certain that you have permission to forage on the land before picking, and be sure to secure any permits if necessary.  Steer clear of any provincial or national parks, as well as most local parks, as foraging is prohibited and can result in heavy fines or other punitive measures.







Tips for Safety

Tools of the Trade


The Alberta Foraging Network has been developed with support from the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

This foraging guide is meant to be used as a reference guide to showcase a small selection of edible plants found in Alberta, as well as some of the local area foragers and foraging sites. The Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance as well as its affiliated partners (including the Government of Alberta) assumes no liability for accidents happening to, injuries sustained by, or fines arising from, readers who engage in the activities described in this guide.

Readers should always consult an expert before using any foraged item. Reference materials gathered for this guide are believed to be reliable in their efforts to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the information presented. However, the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance and its affiliated partners are not responsible for errors or omissions or for any consequences from the application of the information in this guide.

In cases of exposure or ingestion, contact a Poison Control Centre, a medical toxicologist, or another appropriate healthcare professional.