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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

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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 - July 26, 2020
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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September 2021

Annual General Meeting

September 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Please join the Great Divide Trail Association for our 2021 Virtual AGM via Zoom on Monday, September 27. Featuring a special presentation by Bethany Hughes and Lauren Reed of Her Odyssey – Two women, human powered across the Americas, connecting stories of the land and its inhabitants.Registration Required - Click HERE to register

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January 2022

Planning and Preparing for Your GDT Hike Webinar

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Thinking of hiking the Great Divide Trail this year? Join us virtually on Thursday, January 13 at 6:30pm MST for the first installment of our Pre-Trip Webinar Series. We will go over how the GDT compares to other long-distance trails in North America, break down each section and alternates, and wrap up with how to best navigate the reservation system and new updates for 2022. Come check it out! The event is free but registration is required - Click HERE to register.…

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GDT Gear Recommendations Webinar

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Thinking of hiking the Great Divide Trail this year and want to learn more about what gear to take? Join us virtually on Thursday, January 27 at 6:30 pm MST for the second installment of our Pre-Trip Webinar Series. The presentation is hosted by 3 thru-hikers and will cover tips, suggestions, and hopefully help you avoid the mistakes we have made. We will be covering a few different philosophies in backpacking, ultralight and lightweight. If you are wondering how light…

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February 2022

Resupplying, Meal Planning, and Food Prep Webinar

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Thinking of hiking the Great Divide Trail this year? Join us virtually on Thursday, February 10 at 6:30pm MST for the third installment of our Pre-Trip Webinar Series. We will cover tips and suggestions for meals as well as strategies for resupplying. Also a few recipes for assembling pre-purchased food and some options if you want to dehydrate your own food will be presented. The event is free but registration is required - Click HERE to register. Following registration, you will receive…

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Training and Injury Prevention Webinar

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Thinking of hiking the Great Divide Trail this year? Join us virtually on Sunday, February 27 at 2pm MST for the fourth and final installment of our Pre-Trip Webinar Series. This presentation will provide information and insight into training and preventing injuries for your wildest thru-hike, the Great Divide Trail. It will cover some training ideas, common injuries and how to prevent them, as well as how to keep your body happy on a hike. We are joined by Krysta…

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April 2022

Great Divide Trail Seminar for Hikers and Trail Builders

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelowna Yacht Club, 1370 Water Street
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1J1 Canada
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$12

Come join us for an afternoon of stories and advice about the Great Divide Trail! Recent hikers will share their experience along with insights on planning, preparation and gear choices. Trail builders will provide updates and plans for the upcoming year. The President of the GDTA will speak in person about the development and plans for this unique trail. The 1130 km Great Divide Trail has become renown and its in our own backyard! This popularity speaks to its appeal…

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