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July 2019

TRIP #6 – High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip (daily drop-ins available for Crowsnest Pass residents)

July 9, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Free

This year we will be holding 8 trail building trips on the new High Rock Trail near Dutch Creek in June and July, continuing construction of the first new section of the GDT in 30 years. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2019 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains, build trail, sleep under the stars and be inspired! If you are a resident of the Crowsnest Pass area, we have also created an opportunity for…

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TRIP #7 – High Rock Trail, Hybrid Trip (daily drop-ins available for Crowsnest Pass residents)

July 14, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Free

This year we will be holding 8 trail building trips on the new High Rock Trail near Dutch Creek in June and July, continuing construction of the first new section of the GDT in 30 years. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2019 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains, build trail, sleep under the stars and be inspired! If you are a resident of the Crowsnest Pass area, we have also created an opportunity for…

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TRIP #8 – High Rock Trail, Signature Trip (Full – waiting list only)

July 19, 2019 - July 23, 2019
$100

This year we will be holding 8 trail building trips on the new High Rock Trail near Dutch Creek in June and July, continuing construction of the first new section of the GDT in 30 years. Contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our 2019 GDTA Trail Building & Maintenance Trips. Come join us in the mountains, build trail, sleep under the stars and be inspired! Our Signature Trip is generously supported by our awesome premium sponsor, The North Face. DATES: July 19…

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August 2019

TRIP #9 – “Original GDT” – Lost Creek, Hybrid Trip

August 3, 2019 - August 7, 2019
Free

The plan for this trip is to move the GDT off the road and back onto the Lost Creek alternate, which needs some maintenance including brushing, deadfall removal and tread repairs, before it can be re-opened.  DATES: August 3 to 7, 2019 SIZE: 15 people  BASIC CAMP SET-UP: Kitchen shelter, fire pit & latrine. FOOD: Volunteers will bring & cook their own food.  TRANSPORTATION: Carpooling will be organized by the GDTA, gas included. REQUIREMENTS: Trail building experience is not required,…

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TRIP #10 – Maligne Pass Trail – Self-Supported Trip

August 10, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Free

Partnering with Jasper Trails Alliance, we will continue restoration of Trapper Creek Trail towards Maligne Pass. DATES: August 10 and 11, 2019 SIZE: 10 people  CAMP SET-UP: Group campsite in Jasper National Park. Volunteers must bring all personal camping equipment. FOOD: Volunteers will bring & cook their own food.  TRANSPORTATION: Carpooling will be organized by the GDTA, gas included. REQUIREMENTS: Trail building experience is not required, but volunteers should have some experience camping and hiking. COST: Free for GDTA Members.

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TRIP #11 – David Thompson Heritage Trail Part 2 – Self-Supported “Hike-In” Trip (Full – waiting list only)

August 29, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Free

The David Thompson Heritage Trail is an important connection for the GDT between Yoho and Banff National Parks, but hadn’t been maintained in almost two decades. Last year, the GDTA restored 8 km of trail from Cairnes Creek to Lambe Creek in this spectacular Blaeberry Valley northeast of Golden BC. We will return this summer to remove brush and deadfall and re-establish the trail tread all the way to Howse Pass at the Banff National Park boundary. For this trip, no…

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September 2019

2019 GDTA Annual General Meeting: The Adventure of a Lifetime!

September 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE
2019 AGM

Stories from the Summer of 1974: The Creation of the GDT Route! We're bringing together as many of the original six founders as we can for an evening of memories and photos to tell the story of how the route for the Great Divide Trail was created! It was the summer of 1974 and the daunting challenge was to consider over 2,000 square miles of rough and often unmarked terrain to define the GDT route from Waterton to Banff.  The…

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March 2020

GDTA Calgary Pub Night – CANCELLED

March 23 @ 7:00 pm
CANCELLED

Due to the current public health emergency, this event has been cancelled. 

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April 2020

A Decade on the Divide – CANCELLED

April 25 @ 7:00 pm
CANCELLED

Due to the current public health emergency, this event has been cancelled. Hopefully we can reschedule in the fall.  We will be contacting everyone who already bought tickets to offer refunds.

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July 2020

TRIP #6 – Lost Creek, Hybrid Trip (Waiting List only)

July 22 - July 26
Free

Our goal is to complete the work we started last year to move the GDT off the road and onto the restored Lost Creek Trail on the Original GDT. This trip is full but contact us if you are interested in being put on the waiting list.  DATES: July 22 to 26, 2020 COST: Free for GDTA Members SIZE: 10 people BASIC CAMP SET-UP: Kitchen shelter, fire pit & latrine. FOOD: Volunteers will bring & cook their own food. REQUIREMENTS: Trail…

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