2020 GDTA Annual Report

HRT Trail Crew

By Brad Vaillancourt, President of the Great Divide Trail Association To call 2020 a historic year feels like an understatement. 2020 has been one the most unusual, most challenging, most stressful years ever… and yet unexpectedly, 2020 has also been one of the GDTA’s most successful years ever. Early in the year while the world was shutting down to deal with the growing pandemic, the…

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October 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

Fall on the GDT

Trail Conditions Update – October 15, 2020 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Snow has fallen at higher elevation on parts of the GDT so expect wet, slippery and muddy trail conditions. Boots or cleats and poles are recommended. Nighttime and early morning temperatures are below freezing, so…

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September 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 21, 2020 While Alberta and British Columbia continue to cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association has considered what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. Staying active in the outdoors…

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August 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

Racehorse Shoulder

Trail Conditions Update – August 28, 2020 While Alberta and British Columbia continue to cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association is considering what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. Staying active in the outdoors…

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Call for Board Members

The GDTA Board and friends

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

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

Amiskwi Ridge

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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July 2020 Trail and Road Conditions

Tornado Saddle

Trail Conditions Update – July 27, 2020 While Alberta and British Columbia continue to cautiously move into the next phases of living with COVID-19, the Great Divide Trail Association is considering what is best for the health and safety of the trail community that we serve. Staying active in the outdoors is…

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Pathfinder Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2020

spring-summer 2020

This edition of the Pathfinder Newsletter includes articles showcasing GDT and other wilderness adventures, information to help (re)plan your 2020 summer on the Great Divide – hiking and/or volunteering, announcements, conditions, GDT literature news, and general interest articles. Enjoy!   GDTA COVID-19 Update: An important message from the GDTA regarding the…

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GDTA Charitable Status

Thank you!

By Mary Jane Kreisel The GDTA has Charitable Status! On May 5, the Charities Directorate let us know we are now a registered charity. This means that The Great Divide Trail Association can issue official tax receipts for charitable donations. This is a big step for us and we hope that…

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