The WTA has made a few protocol changes for our events. Details at the bottom of page.

Board Meeting – January 2022

Zoom Web Meeting

Members are always welcome to attend our board meetings. Find out what’s going on behind the scenes as we talk about and plan our trail maintenance, hiking events, and everything else we do to help our members get the most of their involvement and to keep our the trail and the association thriving. If you ... Read more

Waskahegan Staging towards Meadow Shelter

Meet at Trailhead (no car pooling)

A great hike for the winter, most trails will be carpeted with snow and the wide paths allow the hikers to socialize. There may even be the occasional hawk and some chickadees. The hike will leave from the parking lot at the Waskahegan Staging Area at about 10:30 a.m. If the weather (& trail) holds ... Read more

Mactaggart Sanctuary

Meet at Trailhead (no car pooling)

This weeks hike has Johanne & Dennis leading us through some of their favourite sections of the Mactaggart Sanctuary. The are planning on a 7-8km hike with some hills, so in early January you should have trax/spikes handy. Picture from Johanne & Dennis scouting Mactaggart Sanctuary. We'll meet at the Mactaggart Sanctuary Trail Parking Lot ... Read more

Board Meeting – February 2022

Zoom Web Meeting

Members are always welcome to attend our board meetings. Find out what’s going on behind the scenes as we talk about and plan our trail maintenance, hiking events, and everything else we do to help our members get the most of their involvement and to keep our the trail and the association thriving. If you ... Read more

Whitemud Park to Hawrelak Park, via Laurier Park

Meet at Trailhead (no car pooling)

An exciting winter hike through the river valley parks with the added bonus of the annual Silver Skate Festival going on at Hawrelak Park (snow sculptures & food pavilions). We'll meet at Whitemud Park (River Valley Parking lot at the bottom of the hill near the trails, off Fox Drive at Keillor Road) at 10:15 ... Read more

Wanison Lake (A99 to Meadow Shelter)

Meet at Trailhead (no car pooling)

The Wanisan Lake hike incorporates the WTA's "Wanisan Stopover" and continues on into the Blackfoot Recreation Area. The hike will be about ~10 km along the edge of the lake and into the park starting at "A99" and heading into Blackfoot Park & Meadow Shelter utilizing the various Blackfoot sections (the Lost Lake, Wanisan, Waskahegan ... Read more

River Valley Loop

Meet at Trailhead (no car pooling)

We will meet at the parking lot at the Forest Heights Park (parking lot for the tennis courts at 103 Avenue and 84 Street) at about 10:15 a.m., with the hike leaving promptly at 10:30. Participants should check the website prior to departure in case of a change (e.g., weather forecast, trail conditions). We'll start ... Read more

Southend Saunders Lake (A33 to A30)

Meet at Trailhead (no car pooling)

This hike, 9.8 km round trip, follows the shoreline, giving views of waterbirds and red tailed hawks, with a deer being a bonus. We'll meet at the trail head beside Rollyview Road at the end of Saunders Lake at 9:45 a.m. (parking area across the highway). The hike will leave from 'A33' at 10:00. The ... Read more

East Battle River (Duhamel) to Rest & Be Thankful Hill

Meet at Trailhead (no car pooling)

Traditionally our first out of town hike of the season & a glorious way to start spring. The hike follows the Battle River east towards Stoney Creek and Camrose. It starts by following the river, low in the valley across open grassland, but eventually winds its way up out of the valley, stepping over a ... Read more

Government of Alberta action plans to beat COVID-19, Albertans are encouraged to assess and manage their personal risk. It is reasonable for people to continue using precautions that will serve their needs.

Waskahegan Trail Association protocol changes for our events:

  • We meet at the event location (e.g., trailhead for hikes). There is no organized car pooling, however, participants can make their own car pooling arrangements
  • Don’t attend if you are awaiting the results of COVID-19 testing or if you have any signs or symptoms of covid or anything unusual
  • Only attend if you are feeling well and are comfortable being with the group.
  • Individual event coordinators (e.g., hike leaders) and event locations (e.g., buildings within the parks) may have additional requirements that MUST be followed at all times.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 status and may has to make further adjustments.