Hikes & Outings

AWA Hike: Fall in the Whaleback

Sep 19 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 12-14 km
Elevation Gain: 200 m

Wander the trails, ridges and valleys of Alberta's largest remaining montane wilderness.  View ancient pine trees clinging to life.  Try to spot wildlife such as elk, deer, bear, coyotes and wolves.  Register early, as this is a very popular hike!

This hike is rated as Moderate-to-Difficult, covering approximately 12 - 14 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 300 metres (1000 ft). Read More

Central Edmonton Community Garden Cycling Tour

Aug 21 2010 - 3:00pm to 11:00pm

See the bounty that is growing at 7 community gardens.

In an effort to share knowledge, skills and experience among community gardens, participants will be given an introductory tour to each garden and learn the basics of how each one operates. Each garden will have a tour host to share garden details, such as: Read More


Oliver Community's Peace Garden Park
10231 120 Street
Edmonton , AB

AWA Hike: White Goat Wilderness (Backpack)

Aug 19 2010 - 6:00am to Aug 22 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 15 km / day
Elevation Gain: 600 m (on the most strenuous day)

Please Note: Registration only by phone (1-866-313-0713).

Situated in the front ranges of the Rockies, the White Goat Wilderness is a truly unique region of protected wild spaces.  Join a small group of dedicated wilderness lovers to hike into this impressively grand area.  Camp along little-used trails for 3 nights and enjoy nature's splendor at its finest. Read More

AWA Hike: Lakeland Camp & Hike

Aug 13 2010 - 6:00am

A combination of camping and hiking in the Lakeland boreal forest.

Distance: Hiking 5 - 15 km per day.
Elevation Gain: minimal

Setting up camp in the wonderous confines of Lakeland Provincial Park, we will spend two days exploring the natural wonders of Alberta's boreal forest.  On our daily excursions we will marvel at the array of plants and animals that make this part of the world a unique blend of forest and wetland.

This trip is rated as Moderate, with modest daily outings on foot. Read More

AWA Hike: Sage Creek

Aug 7 2010 - 6:00am

Wander through the coulees and open spaces of this impressive south-eastern Alberta mixed grass prairie.

Distance: 7 km
Elevation Gain: minimal

Sage Creek, located near Manyberries in south-eastern Alberta, is a well-preserved mixed grass prairie environment.  In addition to the great diversity of prairie grasses and shrubs, expect to see pronghorn antelope, deer, sharptail grouse and meadowlarks.  Wander under the blue dome of the endless prairie sky. Read More

AWA Hike: Plateau Mountain

Jul 28 2010 - 6:00am

Explore the Ecological Reserve on the summit of table-like Plateau Mountain

Distance: 12 km
Elevation Gain: 250 m

Located in southern Kananaskis Country, Plateau Mountain's Ecological Reserve offers superb views and a rare diversity of plants and animals.  The summit is broad and windswept and harbours animals such as the bighorn sheep and the hoary marmot.

This hike is rated as Moderate, covering approximately 12 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 250 metres (800 ft).

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AWA Hike: Porcupine Hills

Jul 6 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 5 km
Elevation Gain: 250 m

Situated between the mountains and the prairies, the Porcupine Hills are unique.  Beautiful wildflowers abound, with a backdrop of diverse grasses and shrubs.  Ancient Douglas firs are a highlight not to be missed!

Please Note: This hike is rated as Moderate, covering approximately 5 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 250 metres (800 feet). Read More


Porcupine Hills , AB

AWA Hike: Dry Island

Jun 29 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 8 km
Elevation Gain: 200 m

"Dry Islands" are unique erosional remnants in the beautiful Red Deer River valley.  Climb to the top, 200 metres above the waters of the Red Deer River.  Experience the stunning views, including an ancient buffalo jump.  Keep your eyes open - you might discover the astoundingly old bones of an Albertosaurus!

Please Note: This hike is rated as Moderate, extending approximately 8 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 200 metres (650 feet). Read More


Dry Island , AB


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