Hike in Alberta!...
There’s no better way to experience its splendours than on foot. No other
province boasts the wealth of contrasting landscapes; dazzling heights of alpine
meadow and glacier, foothills of fen and forest, lush parkland and boreal woodlands,
grasslands where antelope roam, arid expanses home to cactus and rattler, stark
walls of time-worn badlands and a corner of rare vegetation that escaped an
highways access these regions but it is on foot that they should be explored,
when eye and ear take in the scene at unhurried pace and where the air carries
the sounds of nature. Companionship with safety in numbers and knowledge of
a guide can be added by joining a hiking group.
Outdoor groups are based in most large cities and many have year-round
programs. The Alberta Hiking Association is here to help those who want to start
hiking and possibly to help start a walking group. Check the Organizational
members page for clubs within close travel distance and contact us
if none is suitable.
An added bonus to hiking is the benefit to fitness and health,
and a recreation that can last a lifetime.