October 2021 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – October 15, 2021 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Winter is coming and snow has fallen at higher elevation on most of the GDT so expect wet, slippery and muddy trail conditions. Nighttime and early morning temperatures are below freezing, so be prepared for…

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September 2021 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – September 20, 2021 Be prepared for colder temperatures and shorter days when travelling on the trail this month. Due to recent precipitation, some sections of trails may be wet or muddy with snow at higher elevations.  TRAIL CLOSURES AND NOTICES:  CLOSURE – Mount Robson Provincial Park: The Berg…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2021

With the arrival of the summer hiking season, the Great Divide Trail Association continues to consider what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. While pandemic recovery continues and the world slowly reopens, staying active in the outdoors is an excellent way to keep…

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August 2021 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – August 31, 2021 Most of the recent early season snow on the GDT has melted but cooler temperatures and shorter days are signs that summer in the mountains is coming to an end. Elsewhere trails are generally in good condition but expect some wet and muddy…

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July 2021 Trail and Road Conditions

Trail Conditions Update – July 30, 2021 Wildflowers are blooming! While pandemic recovery continues and the world slowly reopens, staying active in the outdoors is an excellent way to keep your body and mind healthy. We encourage everyone who spends time on the GDT this year to do so safely…

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GDTA Spring 2021 Webinars

by Charlene Deck This spring, the Outreach Committee presented two webinars to help hikers prepare for the trails this summer: one on trip planning and safety and one on gear selection. Trip Planning and Safety Keri Bowzaylo, an ultra-runner, fitness professional, and apprentice interpretive guide, showed us how to plan…

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Thinking Outside the Donation Box

By Mary Jane Kreisel June is an exciting month for the Great Divide Trail Association! Our volunteer trail building trips in BC and Alberta are about to begin. Hikers from far and wide will soon embark on a thru-hike of a lifetime on the GDT. Others will attempt a challenging…

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Ordering “Tales from the Great Divide”

By Jenny Feick, PhD Tales from the Great Divide, Vignettes on the Origins and Early History of Canada’s Great Divide Trail and Great Divide Trail Association brings to life the memories of many of the ‘originals’ whose vision, idealism, dedication, and hard work over five decades made Canada’s Great Divide Trail…

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Preparing for the Great Divide Trail

by Austin Hager Wow, was I shocked at how much prep is required for a Great Divide Trail thru-hike.  Still more than a month away from my start date, and I have put in well over 100 hours of preparation.  Between my partner Tanya and I sharing the load, it…

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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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