may join? Any not-for-profit Alberta-based organization or group
for which hiking, walking or snowshoeing is a significant part of their
activities, and who support our Objectives, may join AHA. Individuals,
who have similar interests, but who do not belong to any formal hiking
organization, and would like to be more involved in supporting AHA's Objectives,
are also encouraged to join.
How to join? ONLINE: Select your membership category among the options below. Click on "Join Now", fill out the form and click "Submit". BY MAIL: Click on the link below the categories of membership to download the form in PDF. Fill out the form on your computer or print the PDF. Mail the form with your cheque. Make your cheque to the order of Alberta Hiking Association and mail it to: Alberta Hiking Association c/o Rick Young
204 Edcath Place NW
Calgary, AB T3A 3X6
Categories of membership
Any person over the age of
18 who supports the goals of the Alberta Hiking Association.
Why should you or your hiking organization join AHA?
Hiking is one of the most popular recreation activities in Alberta, according
to many polls, but hikers have had little or no presence at 'stakeholders'
meetings with government and land managers. Many planning initiatives
are currently in progress and there is increasing pressure from other
recreation users, especially motorized users. A provincial association
representing hikers’ interests and concerns will provide a stronger
voice for clubs and individuals scattered across the province.
For example, in 2008, when AHA was still in its formative stages, it was
welcomed at the stakeholder forum held by Minister Ady, of the Tourism,
Parks and Recreation Department, to discuss the new Plan for Parks.
By increasing communication between the various hiking organizations across
the province, AHA will provide local and regional clubs or individuals
with support from the entire hiking community. Identifying common problems
will allow us to focus our efforts to influence decision-makers.
We need your help! You are the people who have the local experience and
the boots on-the-ground knowledge. We need your eyes and ears to protect
our parks and wildlands. We need to work together to ensure that we and
future generations can continue to enjoy them in the future!
Together we will be better able to protect and improve the outdoor activity
we so value. Please join us!