Wilderness & Parks

Whaleback Fall Hike

Sep 21 2019 - 9:00am

Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall with an exploration of the Whaleback. The rocky ridges and rolling forested hills of the Whaleback are picturesque, and represent a vital landscape within southern Alberta that is sure not to disappoint. Join Nick Pink and Conservation Specialist Nissa Petterson as they explore this beautiful Montane wilderness during its full fall brilliance!

Cost: $25 AWA Members/ $50 Non-members
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging hilly terrain; good hiking shoes required and long pants recommended. Read More


Whaleback , AB

Porcupine Hills Summer Hike

Aug 9 2019 - 10:00am

The Porcupine Hills are a spectacular piece of Alberta’s wilderness; from rolling forested hills, countless limber pines, and meadows of beautiful wildflowers, this landscape has it all! What better way to spend a summer’s day than exploring this area with Conservation Specialist Joanna Skrajny.

$25.00 for AWA Members / $50.00 for Non-members

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    Porcupine Hills , AB

    UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Wood Buffalo National Park is a warning to Canada

    Indigenous and environmental groups fear for the future of Wood Buffalo National Park as the UNESCO World Heritage Committee echoes warnings of unresolved threats

    On July 3, 2019, representatives from around the world gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 43rd World Heritage Committee meeting and discussed the fate of Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada’s largest national park. The World Heritage Committee called upon Canada to take further actions and warned that if Canada fails to address the threats facing the Park, it could be placed on the List of World Heritage Site in Danger.  Read More

    Let's Talk Waterton

    Waterton Lakes National Park Management Plan
    3 Jul 2019

    From the Let's Talk Mountain Parks website

    Are you inspired by the beauty and history of Waterton Lakes National Park? Help shape the future of this special place.

    New management plans are due in 2020 for all mountain national parks, including Waterton Lakes National Park. Read More

    Wild West Saloon

    Sep 13 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

    It's a fun-filled hootenaney with foot-stompin' music, cold ale, card games, bidding and mouth-watering food!

    All proceeds help support wilderness and wildlife in Alberta.

    Tickets: $50

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    AWA Cottage School
    455 12 Street NW
    Calgary , AB

    Bighorn Ram Ridge Hike

    Jul 20 2019 - 10:00am

    Offering breathtaking views of the Foothills to the east and the Ram River Valley, Ram Ridge is a wonderful piece of wilderness within Bighorn Country. The lush meadows below the exposed ridge provide the canvas for many beautiful wildflowers, and provide habitat for Bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, elk and countless bird species such as yellow-rumped warblers and spruce grouse. The Bighorn Country is an integral part of Alberta’s wilderness, serving as a migration corridor for many wildlife species, and is critical to the headwater security for the North Saskatchewan River. Read More


    Ram Ridge , AB

    Plateau Mountain Stewardship Hike

    Jun 25 2019 - 9:30am

    First established as a Natural Area in 1971, the Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve is the southernmost tip of Kananaskis Country, and represents a geologically and biologically distinct mountain ecosystem within Alberta. The summit of Plateau Mountain provides spectacular views of the montane meadows filled with wildflowers, in addition to Eastern slopes to the west and the prairie to the east. Read More


    Plateau Mountain , AB

    Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM, Lunch & Hike

    May 25 2019 - 10:00am

    Join Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition for our Annual General Meeting!

    The AGM is on Saturday, May 25th from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Following a group discussion followed by lunch and a hike into the Castle Wildland Park led by Wendy Ryan, James Tweedie and Gord Petersen.

    In addition to hearing about the last year, CCWC Board of Directors would like to hear from you! As part of our AGM, we invite you to be part of a group discussion to help shape the future of our advocacy and stewardship efforts. Read More


    Coalfields School Beaver Mines , AB

    Edmonton Talk: Elk Island National Park

    Apr 30 2019 - 7:00pm

    Brian Eaton, Chairperson of Friends of Elk Island Society, will discuss the pleasures of and issues facing Elk Island National Park, Edmonton’s National Park.

    • Doors: 6:30 PM
    • Tickets: $5.00

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    Jackson Power
    9744 60 Avenue NW
    Edmonton , AB


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