Alberta Wilderness Resource Centre
The Alberta Wilderness Resource Centre is a world class collection on all things wilderness in the province of Alberta. The resource centre is known to be a unique and vital collection that tells the history and provides a corporate memory of wilderness in Alberta. A specialized resource centre, the holdings are in large part one-of-a-kind and have supported many users from a wide demographic. Throughout the past ten years, a resource centre facility has been built in the lower level of AWA's office building the Hillhurst Cottage School in Calgary. The resources have been organized and in some cases, catalogued. We are currently in the midst of the next stage in the AWRC’s development. At the completion of this phase, an on-line catalogue of AWA’s extensive wilderness library collection and archives will be available through the Alberta Wilderness Association’s (AWA’s) website, www.AlbertaWilderness.ca, as well as full-text access to selected publications, reports and documents.
|Dr. Shirley Bray directed the centre from 2001 to 2007 and organized the collection into a comprehensive and structured resource and information centre, customized to wilderness issues and areas in Alberta. AWA is greatly appreciative of the contribution Shirley made. The basement was transformed from stacks of boxes, other storage and a dirty forgotten part of the building into a bright and welcoming facility for research, meetings and our one-of-a kind library.|
From concept to conception...
|Through the past ten years there have been many individuals and corporations who made contributions to the development of AWA's Alberta Wilderness Resource Centre. Most recently AWA is appreciative of the grants received from the Calgary Foundation and the Suncor Energy Foundation for their support of our ongoing work.
Wilderness Resource Centre Sponsors
AWRC: 1925 CNR - Campcraft Woodlore
AWRC: 1939 Banff National Park - General Information
AWRC: 1951 Hiking Trails in the Lake Louise, Paradise Valley, Moraine Lake, and Lake O'Hara Areas of Banff National Park, Alberta