The cancelled procedures will be rebooked as soon as possible, AHS said, and only those affected will be contacted.
According to AHS, Alberta's single health authority, the province now has adequate capacity for both hospitalized and intensive care unit patients but can ramp up the number of ICU spaces if demand increases. The province says most participants indicated that they were ready for eased restrictions but wanted some safety measures to remain.
"Our numbers are still very high and it's important to underline that cases are still growing, especially in Edmonton", Hinshaw said.
"Simply put, we're still heading in the wrong direction".
The average age of patients in hospital was 56 - much younger than in earlier waves of the pandemic.
The Calgary Zone accounts for the majority of active cases.
It was during that time that Premier Jason Kenney's government invoked a renewed round of restrictions on business and public gatherings to keep the caseload from swamping the health system.
Alberta has now administered more than 1.46 million doses of vaccine in Alberta, including nearly 30,000 in the last 24 hours.
"This virus is merciless and the seniors in continuing care and other facilities have been at the highest risk for serious outcomes from the virus including more severe illness, hospitalization and death".
The positivity rate is about 11.4 per cent.
Alberta is cutting back on planned surgeries in its two major cities and the northern part of the province, allowing for admission to the COVID-19 hospital.
Alberta's total cases from the start of the pandemic is 184,840.
However, Hinshaw announced that 14 of the cases, after a review, did not have COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death, reducing the total to 2,067.
In St. Albert, COVID-19 numbers jumped sharply over the weekend before falling again on Tuesday.
He says that active cases in long-term care settings are down from 831 in late December to 44 last week. He said the existing ones would suffice if more people would follow them. Outdoor visits will expand from five people to 10, including the resident. Overall, there were 79 new cases diagnosed over the three-day period while another 25 residents recovered.
All kindergarten to Grade 12 students there have been moved to at-home learning.
"I'm gratified that we're seeing the vaccination roll out", he said.
As for vaccinations in Alberta, 20,515 vaccines were administered in the province in the last 24 hours.
Active cases declined to 230 by Tuesday.