Public and Private Clubs treading our Footpaths

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BANFF

SKYLINE HIKERS OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Established in 1933, the Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies is a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta with its own constitution and volunteer executive committees. Each summer, a base camp is set up in a different location within the Canadian Rockies, and five 6-day camps are run out of this base camp.

Contact tel: 1-866-445-3774
Email: registrar@skylinehikers.ca
Website: www.skylinehikers.ca

THE MARMOTS

Small group of women friends that hike and snowshoe in the Banff region, generally meeting on a weekly basis. Private.


CALGARY

CALGARY OUTDOOR CLUB

Founded in 2003, the Calgary Outdoor Club is free to join, and offers outdoor activities, sport events and some indoor/social events. The COC has over 4000 members and over 120 volunteers. Our outdoor activities include (but are not restricted to) hiking, scrambling, backpacking, and snow shoeing, all spanning a wide range of difficulty levels and offers an average of 100 of these per month during the summer, and 30 per month in winter.

Website: www.calgaryoutdoorclub.com (look here first please)
Email: info@calgaryoutdoorclub.com

EVERGREEN SENIORS OUTDOOR CLUB

We are a group of active seniors who hike, cross country ski and snowshoe in the Rockies on Thursdays as seasonal conditions dictate. Most trips are by highway bus and are organized for various levels of activity. Our club was started in 1992 and has 100 members. We invite those over 55 years of age to come along and enjoy these healthy and economical activities. For more information phone or email the following:

Contact: Tel 403-239-0240
Email: ajohnsto@calcna.AB.ca

CALGARY OUTDOOR RECREATION ENTHUSIASTS (CORE)

Calgary Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts Society, (CORE), was started in 1999 as an outdoor recreational club with activities including cycling, hiking, scrambling, XC skiing, snowshoeing, social outings, and urban walks. CORE holds monthly meetings at 7 PM on the last Thursday of each month except December, featuring presentations typically of interest to the outdoor community. Prospective members are welcome. Our website Activities/Club News page has details on upcoming presenters.

Contact Email: mailbox@corehike.org
Website: www.corehike.org

CALGARY FIELD NATURALISTS’ SOCIETY

The Calgary Field Naturalists' Society (CFNS) is a not-for-profit, non-political, natural history club serving over 500 members. The Society's mission is to encourage the appreciation, observation, study, conservation, and protection of all components of the natural world. The Calgary Field Naturalists' Society seeks to fulfill its mission through monthly meetings, field trips, and publications that help to educate members and the public.

Contact Fax: (403) 932-2947 Email: cfns@cfns.fanweb.ca
Website: www.cfns.fanweb.ca

CALGARY SKI CLUB

With a history dating back to 1920 the Calgary Ski Club is one of the most reputable outdoor recreation clubs in western Canada. This non-profit organization relies exclusively on its member volunteers to plan its own year-round program of activities. In winter a wide range of outings, clinics, lessons, and races are organized for skiers and boarders of all types, ages, and skill levels. Summertime focuses on hiking and backpacking, along with in-line skating, softball, tennis, golf and cycling trips.

Contact tel 403-282-4122
Email: office@calgaryskiclub.org
Website: www.calgaryskiclub.org

CALGARY WEEKEND HIKERS CLUB

In 1980 a small handful of hikers wanted to form a hiking club that would provide variety and a casual atmosphere. Today the Calgary Weekend Hikers are a 300+ member organization that retains those traditions. Depending on participant skill levels and preferences outings may include easy day hikes, scrambling, or backpacking trips. Hosteling and car camping are also frequent activities of this volunteer-run organization. The Calgary Weekend Hikers winds up each hiking season with its annual potluck supper.

Contact tel: 403-236-3406 Email: tombyttynen@shaw.ca
Website: www.calgaryweekendhikers.com

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS

The Rocky Mountain Ramblers is a Calgary-based club dedicated to the pursuit of ambitious outdoor adventures. The club coordinates over 200 trips per year, including trail hiking, scrambling, backpacking, car camping, bicycling, cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering, and downhill skiing. Many of the Rocky Mountain Ramblers' day trips visit Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park. Multi-day trips may involve backpacking, car camping or stays at hostels and huts. The Rocky Mountain Ramblers meet weekly, and membership in this active club is available at a reasonable annual charge.

Contact tel: 403-282-6308
Email: ramblers@ramblers.ab.ca
Website: www.ramblers.ab.ca


CANMORE

ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA
Rocky Mountain Section

To provide Rocky Mountain Section members and potential members the opportunity to learn about and participate in alpine and mountaineering related activities in as safe a manner as possible while supporting the goals of the National Alpine Club of Canada.

Contact Tel 403-678-6501
Email: david.moe@telusplanet.net
Website: www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/rockymountain

CANMORE SENIORS ASSOCIATION

“The Meanderthals” Hiking group

Graded hikes scheduled Wednesdays during hiking season. Open only to members of the Association.

Tel: 403-678-2457

TRAILMINDERS OF THE BOW VALLEY

The mission of the Trailminders is to promote and assist in the development of a comprehensive hiking trail system in the Bow Corridor for the encouragement of hiking and hiking activities, and to foster appreciation and preservation of our natural surroundings.

Contact tel 403-678-5551
Email: natrailc@telusplanet.net

TUESDAY TREKKERS

Title speaks for itself other than identifying a small group of women hiking friends. Private.

HAPPY HIKERS

Womens' group of 40 members founded in early 2000's. Informally organized Tuesday hikes, generally two levels of hikes each week. Membership numbers limited.


COCHRANE

COCHRANE HIKING CLUB

The overall objective of the Cochrane Walking Group, Cochrane Men's Walking Group and the The Cochrane Hiking Club is to support community members in their decision to become more physically active and therefore take more responsibility for their own health. Comprehensive hiking and walking programs sanctioned by the Society of Healthy Cochrane Coalition.

Website: www.healthycochrane.ca/hiking.htm

COCHRANE LADIES

Group of hiking friends meeting mid-week for regional hiking trips. Private


EDMONTON

GRANT MACEWAN MOUNTAIN CLUB

We are a group of outdoor enthusiasts, based in Edmonton, Alberta, who organize trips for our members so that we can enjoy hiking, backpacking, skiing, snow shoeing, climbing, and mountain biking together. Volunteers organize trips of all kinds, ranging from hiking to skiing to climbing to mountaineering, at all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Descriptions of upcoming trips and the skill required for each are published in the monthly newsletter and on the website. Trips are organized by volunteers from within the Club and members are responsible for assessing their own ability level and choosing trips accordingly.

Contact: Email gmmc@gmmc.ca
Mail: P.O. Box 934 Edmonton, AB, T5J 2L8
Website: http://www.gmmc.ca

WASKAHEGAN TRAIL ASSOCIATION

The Waskahegan Trail is a 235km-long volunteer-managed trail allowing excellent day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in the Edmonton area. The trail is available for use year round by the general public. The hiking trail was one of the Centennial projects of the Oil Capital Kiwanis. Since 1969, the independent Waskahegan Trail Association has been a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to building and maintaining the hiking trail.

Contact tel: 780-435-1197
Website: www.waskahegantrail.ca


FORT McMURRAY


FORT McMURRAY HIKING GROUP

Recently formed, membership numbers now in the 30's. Hike on crown lands within 50km of the city, accessed by service road to tar sand projects. Occasional outings to more distant areas planned and objectives include establishing trail routes.
Contact: egirard7@hotmail.com


LETHBRIDGE

CHINOOK OUTDOOR CLUB

Full day outings in the Rocky Mountains are held every Sunday year-round, hiking and occasional scramble in summer, cross-country skiing in winter. Annual summer camp out is organized (location varies) as well as an annual winter ski weekend in Banff National Park. Membership open to all who share a passion for hiking and skiing in the Rockies.

Contact emails: linhart@uleth.ca and dickinson@uleth.ca

LETHBRIDGE WALK ‘N TALK

Lethbridge Walk 'N Talk was started in 2005, meeting at city locations twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Walks range 5 – 10km at three levels: Avid (fast pace); Moderate; and Stop To Smell The Roses. Every walker will have at least one walking partner (no one walks alone). New walkers are always welcomed. There are no fees for these walks.

Contact: Louise Arsenault at 403-327-2560
Email: lethwalkntalk@hotmail.com


RED DEER

CENTRAL ALBERTA MOUNTAIN CLUB

Founded March 8/00 by a group of individuals wishing to share their interest of
the outdoors. Providing a safe way for people to share their passion for the
mountains with our weekend day trips and the occasional overnight backpacking
trips for the longer haul. Our trips will appeal to all ages & skill levels of
hikers and it's a great way to make new friends or just hang out with old friends.
Contact: 403-340-1916 email:president@camchiking.ca

RED DEER RAMBLERS

The Red Deer Ramblers was started in 1998 because a few of us wanted to hike safely in the mountains. We have scheduled hikes every second Saturday from April to October to Natural areas, National and Provincial parks. We also include several extended trips into our schedule. Membership is open to people who enjoy nature and hiking. No professional guides.

Contact: rdramblers@gmail.com
Website: www.reddeerramblers.com


ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE WEDNESDAY HIKERS

"West and Up"! We hike the trails between Nordegg and Banff Park. In the fall we go into the Park to avoid hunters. We leave the Tennis Courts by the Hospital in Rocky at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Carole Garnick writes: “Just wanted to thank you for your hiking website as it led to two lovely weekends of wildflower hiking in the Porcupine Hills and the Whaleback. A Calgary biologist contacted our Rocky Mtn Hse hiking group by my email listed on your website. We stayed at a nearby ranch and had great hiking with lots of flowers.”

Contact: Carole Garnick at 403-845-4291
Email: cvgarnick@shaw.ca or Gordon Farrington at 403-845-2163