Adventures for Wilderness

2022 Adventures for Wilderness

Date/Time Event

29 Jan
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kids’ Citizen Science Adventure (January): Snowflakes
with Heather Hadden

Snowflakes is the first of ten adventures being offered in the Kids’ Citizen Science Adventure series for 2022. Our January Adventure is all about snowflakes, snow and water! You will learn about Wilson Bentley – the Snowflake Man, the beauty of a snowflake and the importance of snow for our water.

15 Jan
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Family Nature Skate
with Sean Nichols
Calgary, Alberta

Make the most of the winter season by joining AWA for a fun family skate at the Bowness Park Lagoon in Calgary. After the skate, join us around the firepit for some hot chocolate & s’mores, and a chat with and a fireside chat with a naturalist and story teller, who will likely have a story or two about how our wildlife copes in winter and winter’s role in our natural world.

2 Feb
Hogarth Lakes Loop Snowshoe Adventure
with Ian Urquhart
Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta

This flat, forgiving circuit in Kananaskis is perfect for beginner snowshoers, offering some outstanding views and opportunities for striking winter photography. The main attraction will be the Hogarth Lakes loop with the addition of a loop taking in the First Burstall Lake and the Burstall Pass Trail. The trip is planned for early February, when we will be able to take advantage of “Wilderness Wednesday:” the first Wednesday of every month when a pass is not required to visit Kananaskis.

26 Feb
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kids’ Citizen Science Adventure (February): Coyotes with Colleen
with Colleen Campbell

Coyotes is the second Kids’ Citizen Science Adventure offered in 2022. Our February adventure is about coyotes. Unique to North America they have been our wild neighbours (no matter whether urban or rural) for thousands of years. You will learn about “Trickster Coyote,” coyote’s important role in our ecosystems and how we can be respectful of all our wild neighbours. Colleen will also be teaching you how to draw a coyote!

25 Jun - 26 Jun
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bikepacking the Cowboy Trail
with Sean Nichols
MD Ranchland, Alberta

This weekend-long bikepacking trip will take us from Calgary south to the Porcupine Hills along the Cowboy Trail. In this two-day adventure we will spend a day taking in the fantastic views and history of Alberta’s front ranges. Then we’ll camp overnight among the wildflowers of the Porcupine hills before returning to town the second day. The adventure will be led by an experienced bikepacker and we will have support on-hand to cover any eventuality.

16 Jul
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Rae Glacier
with Chris Saunders
Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta

This hike will take us very close to or onto 2 small glaciers on the north side of Mount Rae in the Elbow Lake/Highwood Pass area. The first two thirds of the hike is on clear trails, the last third is on scree and is stony underfoot. The scenery in the area is spectacular.

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