Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Bighorn and Brews

Feb 12 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Join CPAWS Southern Alberta, the Alberta Hiking Association, Alpine Club of Canada, Great Divide Trail Association and Patagonia for Bighorn and Brews at Last Best Brewing, in Calgary.

Cost: FREE

Your first pint is free and there will be complimentary snacks and giveaways.

Come out to learn more about recreation and conservation in the Bighorn region and why our groups support the proposal to protect Bighorn Country. Read More


Last Best Brewing
607 11 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Keeping Alberta Wild Soiree

Mar 1 2019 - 5:30pm


Photo of mountain lake

Photo source: CPAWS Southern Alberta

Early bird ticket prices available until January 31.

On March 1, 2019, CPAWS is celebrating a special Keeping Alberta Wild Soiree and we hope you will join us!

Help us celebrate successes in wild lands and park protection as we look forward to other ways to keep Alberta wild. The Soiree will be a fun night featuring those who’ve helped CPAWS preserve the special places all Albertans cherish.  Read More


Macdonald Hall in Heritage Hall, SAIT
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB

CPAWS Applauds Minister’s Decision to Protect Nature in Jasper National Park


Photo of Jasper National Park

Photo: CPAWS Souther Alberta Chapter

EDMONTON – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) applauds the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change’s announcement today that Parks Canada will not proceed with construction of the proposed Icefields Trail in Jasper National Park. Read More

A Strong Majority of Albertans Support the Bighorn Country Proposal

EDMONTON – A new public opinion survey shows the vast majority of Albertans support greater conservation in the Bighorn region of the Rocky Mountains west of Nordegg.

The Government of Alberta is currently consulting on a proposal for a new network of parks and public land in west-central Alberta called Bighorn Country. Bighorn Country includes a wildland provincial park, three provincial parks, four public recreation areas and two Public Land Use Zones. Read More

Alberta Conservationists Applaud Bighorn Wildland Park Designation

EDMONTON – Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern and Southern Alberta chapters along with Paddle Alberta celebrate the announcement that the Government of Alberta intends to create a new park system that includes a large wildland provincial park. Read More

More Than 21,000 Albertans Show Support for New Wildland Provincial Park

EDMONTON – To date, 21,781 letters and petition signatures have been delivered to the office of the Honourable Shannon Phillips, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks, asking her to designate the Bighorn Backcountry as a Wildland Provincial Park.

The messages of support have been collected by Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern Alberta through the Love Your Headwaters Campaign, ongoing since early 2017. Read More


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