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AWA hosts events of all types throughout the year and throughout the province.

NOTE: We are not currently using our Adventures for Wilderness page. All Adventures will be listed below.

May 19, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – An Introduction to Birdwatching at Frank Lake

May 19, 8:30 a.m. Frank Lake Come and learn the basics of bird watching with AWA board member and avid birder Chris Saunders at one of the best places to see birds in Southern Alberta. No prior experience or equipment necessary. Frank Lake, which is about 10 kilometers east of High River, is an important place for water birds. It is a temporary

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May 22, 2024

Adventures for Wilderness – Ladies’ Night: A sunset and full moon adventure

May 22 6:30 p.m. Kananaskis, Location TBA With Kelsie Joad and Lindsey Wallis Leave all your worries at home along with your partner and kids and join these RadMums for a ramble in Kananaskis as we celebrate the power of all us ladies! Belly laughs are usually guaranteed on an evening that is about connection and community in the wild places that are so

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May 23, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – An Introduction to Birdwatching at Frank Lake (Copy)

May 23, 8:30 a.m. Frank Lake Come and learn the basics of bird watching with AWA board member and avid birder Chris Saunders at one of the best places to see birds in Southern Alberta. No prior experience or equipment necessary. Frank Lake, which is about 10 kilometers east of High River, is an important place for water birds. It is a temporary

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May 26, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – Unicorns in the Whaleback

May 26 10 a.m. Bob Creek Wildland Provincial Park with Kevin Van Tighem As an Alberta-born writer and conservationist, who spent much of his working life in Alberta’s mountain parks, Kevin Van Tighem has a few stories to tell. Some of these have ended up in his many acclaimed books about the wild places and creatures of Alberta. Spend a day with this

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May 31, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – Yoga for Hikers

May 31 7:15 p.m. with Andrea Salamon  Sponsored by Yogadotcalm How can you get more out of your day on the trail? How can you feel less sore the next day after an epic trek? Join us for a yoga class to learn some great stretches and movements that will support your adventures! We will explore postures and breathwork techniques that you can practice without

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June 2, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – Botany, Birding and More on the Milk River Ridge

June 2 Milk River Ridge The grasslands are a special and ever-diminishing part of our province’s ecosystem. Our sea of grass is part of the Great Plains that stretches south, thousands of kilometres, into Mexico. And few people know the intricacies of it as intimately as Cliff. From the calls of the pipits and sparrows flitting through the sky, to the tiny,

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June 5, 2024

Protected: Ladies Rock – A Climbing Day in Support of Wilderness

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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June 8, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – Ice, Glaciers, Gravel and Oil – Cochrane North Field Trip

June 8, 2024, 9 a.m. Cochrane Ranche This Saturday adventure, which begins in Cochrane, is a road trip where we will see various forms of magnificent glacial geology in the Cochrane North & Lochend areas.  This field trip will be led by Tako Koning, P.Geol., an experienced professional geologist.   We will drive through and stop at locations in the deeply incised glacial

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June 15, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – Wainwright Dunes, birds and more

June 15 8:30 a.m. Wainwright Dunes Ecological Reserve Join AWA and Cliff Wallis for a unique hike and birding tour out among the grasslands and wetlands of the Wainwright Dunes Ecological Reserve, northwest of Provost. Situated adjacent to the southern boundary of the Wainwright Canadian Forces Base, this protected area is a unique combination of ecosystems. Aspen groves and sand dunes are interspersed

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June 22, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – Highwood Reflections

June 22 10 a.m. Highwood River, Kananaskis Country Grab your sketchbook and join artist/author Carolyn Fisher and AWA conservation specialist Devon Earl to hike, draw, and document the Upper Highwood area, where West Fraser (formerly Spray Lake Sawmills) plans to clearcut 1,100 ha of mature forests. Although Albertans have fought to preserve their natural spaces, unsustainable logging occurs throughout the Eastern Slopes in areas

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July 16, 2024

AWA Book Club – July Meet Up

Join Alberta Wilderness Association’s new quarterly book club! This quarter’s read: The Reality Bubble: How Science Reveals the Hidden Truths that Shape Our World By Ziya Tong. 

Discussion Meeting: July 16, 2024

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location:

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July 20, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – McKinnon Flats Nature Walk

July 20, 11 a.m. McKinnon Flats Join Justine Doll and Kay Fleming for an afternoon adventure discovering the native plants and pollinators at McKinnon Flats. Contribute to a citizen science project in the area, learn about the pollinators and plants that live there and connect with folk who are passionate about nature! We will meet at McKinnon Flats and walk the trail along

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August 3, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – Calgary Fossil Discovery Adventure

August 3, 2024, 1 p.m. Downtown and Inner-City Calgary This half day urban field trip invites participants to discover the huge variety of extraordinary, fossilized creatures in the walls of some of the buildings in and around downtown Calgary. These fossilized creatures are examples of some of the earliest forms of life and are found in 450 million-years-old rocks quarried from the

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August 18, 2024

Adventure for Wilderness – Hiking Hussey’s Loop

August 18 South Ghost with Heinz Unger This is a full day hike into a more remote area of the Ghost watershed; it is rarely visited except by outfitters and sheep hunters. It is located along the middle section of the South Ghost River, just where the valley starts to narrow. We will pass the old Hussey’s Cabin and some additional cabins built

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A healthy relationship to the wilderness is not in the least incompatible with civilized living. Indeed, I believe it to be an indispensable condition thereof; that no man is truly civilized unless he is involved in and cares for the wilderness.
- Ashley Montagu, 1969
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