Outdoor Recreation

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 about Whaleback Fall Hike

Location

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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    Location

    Porcupine Hills , AB

    Let's Talk Waterton

    Initiative: 
    Waterton Lakes National Park Management Plan
    Deadline: 
    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 about Let's Talk Waterton

    Motorcycle Club Fined for Killing Threatened Fish

    Brooks Motorcycle Club and its Vice President have been fined a total of $70,000 under the Species at Risk Act and the Fisheries Act for organizing a motocross race that crossed through North and South Racehorse Creeks several times, seriously harming and causing the death of young bull trout and threatened westslope cutthroat trout. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) applauds the decision for defending Alberta’s imperiled native trout and upholding the intent of the Species at Risk Act, as well as recognizing the damage that motorized use can have on fish habitat. Read more about Motorcycle Club Fined for Killing Threatened Fish

    Wild Child Nature Immersion Summer Registrations are Now Open

    From the Sierra Club Prairie website:

    We are so excited to announce that our Summer Nature Immersion programs are now open for registrations! Wild Child Nature Immersion is a free program offered to early learning centers, and kindergarten classrooms across Edmonton. Read more about Wild Child Nature Immersion Summer Registrations are Now Open

    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 about Plateau Mountain Stewardship Hike

    Location

    Plateau Mountain , AB

    Bighorn Country Proposal Factsheet

    With just two weeks left to submit your input on the Government of Alberta's Bighorn Country Proposal, the Alberta Wilderness Association has published a factsheet addressing some of the common questions surrounding the proposal.

    Bighorn Country offers a significant opportunity for careful, well reasoned management for this world class wilderness area.

    Download the factsheet Read more about Bighorn Country Proposal Factsheet

    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 about Bighorn and Brews

    Location

    Last Best Brewing
    607 11 Avenue SW
    Calgary , AB

    Bighorn Country Public Information Session

    Feb 3 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    In order to ensure Albertans have information on the proposed mix of parks and public lands in the Bighorn region, public information sessions are now scheduled for Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Red Deer and Sundre. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to program staff, view maps of the region, and submit feedback directly at more than 30 information stations.   Read more about Bighorn Country Public Information Session

    Location

    Westerner Centre
    4847A 19 Street
    Red Deer , AB

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