Adventures for Wilderness



Adventures for Wilderness is Alberta Wilderness Association’s annual program to engage Albertans in wilderness conservation. In AWA’s 55th year (2020) we reinvented our previous signature event, Climb for Wilderness, to help inspire people to create adventures and learn more about wilderness and wildlife.

We believe an Adventure can be anything from climbing a mountain, to walking by the river, to enjoying the beauty of nature in your own backyard.  Created by people who care about wilderness and wildlife we expect to have adventures that will cover the province and perhaps beyond. We have more than 7,000 members across Canada.

Dedicated to the conservation of wilderness and the completion of a protected areas network, Alberta Wilderness Association is a voice for the environment. Since 1965, AWA has inspired communities to care for Alberta’s wild spaces through awareness and action. AWA is a non-profit, federally registered, charitable society.

We hope you will consider doing at least one of the following:

  • Become a Coordinator of an Adventure
  • Join an Adventure as a Participant
  • Sponsor an Adventure


Here’s where we currently have adventures taking place across Alberta. Click on one to see details and a link to that adventure’s page. (note: not all adventures are currently shown as some still have their location to be confirmed)

We hope you will create an adventure and add to this map!


Your fundraising will help protect:

Wilderness (© N. Douglas)

Wild waters (© C. Olson)

Wildlife (© C. Wearmouth)

Alberta Wilderness Association works to Defend Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action by inspiring communities to care. This mission is as vital, relevant and necessary as it ever was. AWA is dedicated to protecting our wild spaces and helping create a world where wild places, wildlife and our environment don’t need protecting.

  • Upcoming Adventures
  • Karina's Summits 8/8/8 - 13/05/2023 - 30/09/2023
    Exploring Big Hill Springs and Bighill Creek - 01/10/2023
    Forget-me-not Ridge Hike - 14/10/2023
    General Adventure - 06/06/2023 - 31/12/2023

  • Top Adventures