Adventures for Wilderness

2021 Adventures for Wilderness

Date/Time Event

24 Mar 2021
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Crocus Hunt on Nose Hill
with Christyann Olson
Calgary, Alberta

Please join me in an Adventure in memory of Margaret Main, one of AWA’s dedicated volunteers. In years past Margaret and I would check hillsides for the first crocus blooms. Not unlike many others, that symbol of spring meant so much to both of us. I would check in my neighbourhood and Margaret would invariably find one before me on Nose Hill.

20 Jun 2021
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Forgetmenot Ridge
with Chris Saunders
Kananaskis, Alberta

Forgetmenot Ridge is a high north-south foothills ridge which stands between higher mountains to the west and much lower hills and prairie to the east. There are great views in all directions.

Interesting wildlife and flowers can often be seen on Forgetmenot Ridge at this time of year.

26 Jun 2021
Jumpingpound & Hounds Hike
with Kate Van Pernis
Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta

Calling all lovers of mountains, wildflowers, hikes, and dogs! Join us for a moderate trek up Jumpingpound Summit in Kananaskis. Dogs (on a leash), children, and adults who are children-at-heart are all invited to enjoy the woods, wildflowers, summit views, and company on this favourite jaunt.

1 Mar 2021
- 31 Mar 2021
March Snow Sport Challenge
with Jamie Jack

Complete 50 km of winter activity!

Spend some quality time in the mountains this March.
Activity ideas include: Nordic Ski, Snowshoe, Hike, Backcountry Ski, Backcountry Snowboard, Ice Skate, Toboggan.

5 Jun 2021
Mount Hoffmann Hike
with Julie Docken
Kananaskis, Alberta

Offering some truly extraordinary views of the Sheep River valley and surrounding foothills, this scenic hike west of Turner Valley is not particularly busy, but is often a favourite of those who do know of it!

4 Apr 2021
Photographs for Winter Wilderness
with Sean Nichols

Share your adventures in Alberta’s winter wilderness through the art of photography!

8 Mar 2021
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Snowshoeing on Waiparous Creek
with Heinz Unger
Waiparous, Alberta

Join local resident Heinz Unger for a snowshoe hike through the frozen Waiparous ‘canyon’. The creek is a tributary of the Ghost River and we will start just upstream from the confluence in the Village of Waiparous. We will get some rays of sunshine into the steep-walled valley to provide contrasting light and shade as we hike up the frozen creek. Often you can hear or even see the water flowing under the ice and snow cover. It gives a very different perspective on the valley that’s not easily accessed most of the year. Depending on snow level and conditions, the hike could also be done with cross country skis or just good winter boots. We’ll return to the parked vehicles in Waiparous Village via an easy, groomed trail on the top of the south embankment with some dramatic views down into the ‘canyon’.

5 Jun 2021
- 1 Jul 2021
The Great Alberta Parks Bike-a-thon 2021
with Sean Nichols
Sherwood Park, Alberta

Follow Sean this June as he bikes around Alberta on a 3,500+ km odyssey, visiting the 164 parks slated for delisting by the Government of Alberta in 2020. Sean will be posting regular updates, photos and videos from each park, telling the stories from this emerald archipelago that we came so close to losing.

The trip will end at #164 on the list, the Strathcona Science Provincial Park in Edmonton on Canada Day where we will celebrate the occasion with a picnic luncheon, to which supporters are invited to join in!

13 Mar 2021
X-Country Ski the Mount Shark Loop
with Jamie Jack
Kananaskis, Alberta

Strap on your skis and join us for an epic traverse along the Mount Shark “Green” Loop. We’ll conquer the difficult 15 km terrain and pop out back at the parking lot for celebratory snacks and a warm drink.

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