Horse Packers Clean Up GDT Camp

Day 1 - Approaching Beehive Mountain

By Wendy Ryan  Wendy Ryan is both an avid horseback trail rider and a GDT enthusiast. From Pincher Creek, Wendy has enjoyed time on the GDT over the years, joined the GDTA, and believes in the GDTA’s commitment to preserving, promoting, and maintaining the GDT. She is also interested in horse…

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2020 GDTA Volunteer Recognition Awards

recognition award

Each year we recognize the efforts of our volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help us achieve our objectives. This year has been an exceptional year for us on many fronts, and as a result we want to recognize the efforts of these 8 individuals whose hard work and dedication…

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2020 Trail Building and Maintenance Trips

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By Doug Borthwick  2020 was another great year for trail building and maintenance on the Great Divide Trail.  Much thanks has to be given to all those on the GDTA Trail Building and Maintenance Committee (TMBC) who put in an extraordinary amount of work behind the scenes just to be able to safely put together any trips.  Planning was ahead of…

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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

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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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