COVID-19 Update

Enjoy the GDT safely in 2021 While pandemic recovery continues and the world slowly reopens, the Great Divide Trail Association continues to consider what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. Staying active in the outdoors is an excellent way to keep your…

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International Volunteer Day 2020

The Great Divide Trail Association would like to thank our amazing volunteers, who, despite the challenges of 2020, have made this one of our most productive years. As a result of our volunteers’ hard work, the new High Rock Trail was opened, and the Association obtained Charitable Status. In addition…

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Call for Board Members

Are you an avid hiker, a backpacker who would like to share your passion with others?   Would you like to participate in responsibly creating an iconic Canadian wilderness opportunity?   Do you have 6-10 hours to volunteer each month? The Great Divide Trail traverses the continental divide between Alberta…

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High Rock Trail

The new High Rock Trail is open! The GPS track has been posted to our map page where it can be downloaded. The High Rock Trail is currently listed as an alternate route but will become the official main route of the GDT soon. Remember that the trail isn’t actually 100%…

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Amiskwi Ridge Alternate

NEW SECTION D ALTERNATE: Amiskwi Ridge. For those who prefer spectacular ridge walking to an active logging road, this alternate is for you! NOBO begin 1.5 km north of Amiskwi Pass by hiking steeply on good trail (+200m over 1 km) to reach Amiskwi Lodge at the tree line, where…

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How to Avoid Road-Walking on the GDT

AND OTHER TRAIL UPDATES FOR 2020 By Brad Vaillancourt, Dan Durston and Rogier Gruys While there have been many improvements to the GDT other the past few years, there are still several sections of road walking that offer less than appealing hiking experiences, including the West Castle Road in Section…

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GDT Route Updates for 2018

Effective immediately, the GDTA is announcing a couple changes to the main route of the GDT as well as an Alternate Southern Terminus due to the trail closures in Waterton Lakes National Park. These new routes are reflected in the GDTA map and GDT App. Alternate Southern Terminus (Section A) Sadly it looks like…

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Holiday Gift Ideas from the GDTA

Here are a few winter holiday gift ideas that will be loved by any outdoor enthusiast – tickets to Brian Keating, a membership to the Great Divide Trail Association and the GDT App.  And all purchases will help support the outstanding work of the Great Divide Trail Association.  The GDTA…

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2017 President’s Report

By Dave Hockey The following is the President’s Report as presented by GDTA President, Dave Hockey, at the 2017 Annual General Meeting on October 2nd as a summary of the GDTA’s activities over the past year.  November 2016 to April 2017 the GDTA held many great outreach events such as:…

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