Wilderness & Parks

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



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



Jackson Power
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Call for Feedback: Park Management Plan for Jasper National Park

Review of the park management plan for Jasper National Park
30 Apr 2019

From the Let's Talk Mountain Parks website:

We are beginning to review the park management plan for Jasper National Park. We would like to hear your views on the future of Jasper National Park. Browse our website. Fill out a survey. Attend a public meeting.

What is a park management plan?

A management plan is the road map that guides Parks Canada’s work in a national park to:

  • protect natural and cultural resources
  • facilitate visitor experiences and learning opportunities
  • collaborate with other organizations and Indigenous partners

Management plans are prepared in consultation with the public and Indigenous peoples.

For more information and to submit your feedback  Read More

Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Permanent protection over a significant area of lands south of Wood Buffalo National Park that are important for wildlife and Indigenous communities was announced by the Alberta government this afternoon. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the new Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park. Read More


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