Draft Castle Management Plan

A few weeks ago the Alberta Government proceeded with an Order in Council to make both the Castle Provincial Park and the Castle Wildland Provincial Park official. For the history of this process, you must go all the way back to 1895 when part of the area was included in…

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Julia Lynx Concert: A Benefit for GDTA

The AWA headquarters was packed on Saturday, January 28 as it hosted the first event of 2017 put forth by the GDTA Outreach Committee:  Julia Lynx concert: A Benefit for the GDTA. Julia Lynx thru-hiked the GDTA in 1996 with her partner Dustin, an experience that eventually evolved into a…

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GDT in Backpacker Magazine

Backpacker Magazine’s Long Trails edition awarded the Great Divide Trail the title of “Wildest Thru-Hike” – Check out the article by Ted Alvarez here. Few blazes, fewer trail angels: Canada’s Great Divide Trail offers a rare chance to go back in time and experience the birth of a thru-hike.

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Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, Parks Canada is offering 2017 Discovery Passes for free. For all of 2017 this pass gives visitors unlimited access to National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country. Note that campground fees are not included in the Discovery Pass. Go…

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Moose River Project – The Valley Sentinel

Every year, horseback riders and hikers from around the world travel through the mountains on the Great Divide Trail behind the Robson Valley highway corridor. “Fires made travel very difficult through a large section of the trail within Robson Park, so travellers were challenged navigating their way with downed burned…

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Trail Tales: A Thru-hiker Account

By Fabian Kurte The bachelor’s thesis is done. The certificate is still not printed but I am already dreaming about the wild North American Rocky Mountains. I want to get away; for a while at least. Experience some of the nicest backcountry, do it at my own pace. Soon I…

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Oh The Peaks You Will See: New Trail, New Peaks!

By Jen Peddlesden This past July, the Great Divide Trail Association (GDTA) members created new trail in the Dutch Creek Area, circumventing the difficult and sometimes precluded route of the Great Divide Trail (GDT) in British Columbia. You can read more about trail creation here.  This new trail, means new…

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2016 Annual General Meeting

The Great Divide Trail Association’s Annual General Meeting will take place on September 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Alberta Wilderness Association office in Calgary. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Join us for an evening with one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people, Kevin Van Tighem, as…

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