Wilderness & Parks

AWA Edmonton Talk: Jamaica — Blue Mountain Trek

Mar 6 2015 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

JAMAICA: Blue Mountain Trek

by Heinz Unger

Heinz will talk about trekking in Jamaica’s Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park, including a sunrise hike up Blue Mountain Peak (2,465 m). This national park north and east of Kingston was established in 1992 and covers 780 km2

Cost: FREE (Donations will be accepted at the door, any donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt) Read More


Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

AWA Edmonton Talk: Bhutan – A Spectacular Journey

Feb 13 2015 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

BHUTAN:  A Sp​ectacular Journey

by Geoff Holroyd

Bhutan, the land of official happiness and the dragon, is sandwiched between China (Tibet) and India. Enjoy this trek along the main range of the Himalayas through Jigme Dorji National Park. Butter tea will be served after the presentation. Read More


Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Alberta’s Caribou under Growing Threat: CPAWS’ Annual Caribou Report

EDMONTON — In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, CPAWS (the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) finds that threats from industrial development to boreal woodland caribou have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country. Read More

Logging Threatens Caribou and Other Sensitive Species in Iconic Wilderness Park, Highlights Need for Willmore Management Plan

Approved and proposed logging operations immediately outside the boundary of the Willmore Wilderness Provincial Park will place  unacceptable pressure on endangered and sensitive wildlife within the park. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) calls on the Alberta government to halt logging in endangered west central caribou ranges and implement a long overdue comprehensive management plan for Willmore. Read More

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 - 7:00am to Nov 23 2014 - 7:00am

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

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various locations Calgary , AB

CPAWS Northern Alberta Annual General Meeting

Oct 30 2014 - 12:30am

From the CPAWS NAB website:

The event will start at 6:30pm and features a presentation by Dr. Rick Schneider about climate change and biodiversity in Alberta.


There will be food and a cash bar, and a raffle for some great prizes.


Doors open at 6:30pm. See you there!

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Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

7th Annual West Castle Wetland Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Jul 23 2014 - 2:30pm


Presented by:
  • Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition
  • Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Weed Pull Flyer
  • 8:30am at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot
  • digging tool,
  • drinking water,
  • lunch,
  • insect repellent and
  • cup, utensils and plate for the BBQ.
  • If you are trained to use it, bring bear spray and holster.
  • sunscreen,
  • a hat and
  • dress for the weather.


(meet at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot)
West Castle Wetlands , AB


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