Explore Alberta Through the Eyes of Alberta Explorers

Are you interested in attending on of these free, upcoming back-to-back Zoom events?

Dale Leckie, author of The Scenic Geology of Alberta, reached out to tell us about these events so that we could inform our members.

On Sept 30, “Explore Alberta Through the Eyes of Alberta Explorers” is being presented remotely with Zoom. Each of six Alberta authors will introduce their way of seeing Alberta and introduce their books about the province.


At 5:30 Dale Leckie will introduce the first event with Alberta explorers George Webber, Sarah Elmeligi, Andrew Nugara & Lori Beattie, who will talk about photography, bears, hiking in the Rockies & in Calgary.

Register for photography, bears, and hiking


At 7 pm, Dale Leckie and Chris Fisher will have a conversation about the intriguing relationships between geology and wildlife across Alberta.

Register for geology and wildlife

We don’t normally promote outside events, but we’re pretty sure this is just the sort of thing our members and readers are interested in. Let us know if you agree.

WTA Scheduled Hikes !

With the upcoming Stage 1 & Stage 2 reopening we are hoping to restart our scheduled hikes.

In early June the Stage 1 reopening will allow Outdoor social gatherings, physical, performance and recreation activities of up to 10 distanced people, so for June 6th we are looking at Wanison Lake to Meadow Shelter, as that will allow us to send groups on 2 routes that will get to Meadow Shelter for lunch ~20 min apart.

By mid June Stage 2 reopening should be in place, allowing for our typical hike routine.

We will continue to monitor the situation & take our guidance from the province.

You are invited to the 2021 AGM

You are invited to attend, elect new board members, socialize, and hear from our guest speakers at the


7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2021
Join by computer or by phone


  • Business meeting: reports, elections to the board
  • Guest speakers:
    1. Neil Kimmy will provide a landowner’s perspective on the trail
    2. Delaney Schlemko from the Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Social time: catch up with old friends and meet new ones who share your interests

Delaney Schlemko, Nature Conservancy of Canada

“The Nature Conservancy of Canada: Keeping the Beaver Hills Wild”

Discover the Nature Conservancy of Canada: who they are, how they conserve private land, and how they are helping to keep the Beaver Hills wild. This presentation will feature the recently acquired Ball Berg property which has a portion of the Waskahegan Trail (Triple B section) and Berg Stopover.

Delaney Schlemko is the Natural Area Manager for Northeast Alberta, which includes the Cooking Lake Moraine Natural Area and Beaver Hills Biosphere.