Guide and Outfitter of the Year Awards

Recognizing the Best of Alberta’s Guides and Outfitters

The Guide of the Year Award (click here) and Outfitter of the Year Award (click here) recognize professionalism and outstanding service among the ranks of designated guides and outfitter-guides in Alberta. The awards are presented at the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society’s AGM in Nisku on December 7-8, 2018.

This year the awards have been generously sponsored by the Boone & Crockett Club and Sitka. The award recipients will receive a highly coveted Boone &Crockett belt buckle and a head-to-toe Sitka outfit.

Who can be nominated?


Any designated guide employed by an APOS-registered outfitter-guide in 2018 is eligible for the Guide of the Year award. An outfitter-guide is not eligible for this award.


Any outfitter-guide that was registered and active with APOS in 2018 is eligible for the Outfitter of the Year Award.

Who can submit a nomination?

Any outfitter-guide or any 2018 client of an outfitter-guide may submit nominations for these awards. The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m., November 23, 2018.

What information is required?

Candidates should demonstrate a number of attributes in the performance of their guiding activities, including professionalism, a positive attitude in the treatment of clients, high ethics and standards, knowledge of the area and its wildlife, and overall competency. Client testimonials are not necessary, but will significantly enhance any nomination.

The guideoutfitter and special award nomination forms can be downloaded by clicking on the links or by contacting the APOS office.

How will the winners be determined?

The winners will be selected from nominations submitted before the deadline. There will be one guide and one outfitter-guide awarded.

Where do I submit my nomination?

Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS)

#100, 3802 – 49 Avenue

Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2J7

P: (780) 414-0249

F: (780) 465-6801


Special Awards

Special awards (click here) can be given for lifetime achievements or outstanding contributions to the outfitting industry in Alberta. These awards can be initiated by the Board of Directors or the Managing Director.

For more information please call (780) 414-0249 or email