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AWA Hike: Lakeland Camp & Hike

Aug 13 2010 (All day)

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 »

Posted July 30, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Sage Creek

Aug 7 2010 (All day)

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 »

Posted July 30, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Plateau Mountain

Jul 28 2010 (All day)

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.

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Posted July 5, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Ya-Ha-Tinda

Jul 10 2010 (All day)

Join leader Will Davies and explore one of the largest unspoiled grass and shrubland areas in Alberta.

Distance: 16 km
Elevation Gain: 575 m Read more »

Location

Ya-Ha-Tinda, AB

Posted July 5, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Porcupine Hills

Jul 6 2010 (All day)

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 »

Location

Porcupine Hills, AB

Posted June 17, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Dry Island

Jun 29 2010 (All day)

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 »

Location

Dry Island, AB

Posted June 17, 2010 by AEN

Oldman Watershed Bus Tour

Jun 22 2010 (All day)

The grass is green, the leaves are out and summer is trying to show its face!  It's a great time of year to get out there and learn more about our wonderful Alberta wilderness.  The Alberta Wilderness Association invites you join them on a bus tour through the Oldman River watershed in southwestern Alberta. Read more »

Posted June 11, 2010 by AEN

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