Glide through winter with these new adventures


A Skating Adventure for the Whole Family
Sunday, February 26, 2 p.m.
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Skating is a quintessential Canadian activity! The Alberta Wilderness Association invites you to bring your family to Bowness Lagoon for an afternoon of skating, with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows around the fire as an added bonus. Learn about the animals that spend the winter here in Alberta and the special adaptations that allow them to thrive in our harsh climate. Skate and ice bike rentals are available on site. If you would like to sponsor this Adventure for Wilderness so we can continue to offer programs like this free of charge please click here.

More Upcoming Adventures

Ice Walk Adventure on Waiparous Creek

March 4, 2023
with Heinz and Kris Unger

This adventure was so popular when we ran it in January that Heinz and Kris are offering a repeat! Winter isn’t over yet and there’s still a chance to walk on the frozen Waiparous Creek. The hike starts in the Village of Waiparous, close to the confluence with the Ghost River, and leads upstream along partially open sections of the river, over ice bridges and below dramatic high banks and escarpments. Further on in this email see photos from the January adventure on Waiparous Creek.

Only a few spaces left for this adventure!

Earth Day Adventure for Wilderness

April 22, 2023
with Chris Saunders

Stay tuned for more details of this adventure. What we do know: It will be a great time outdoors and there will be lots of great prizes to win for our top fundraisers! 


YOUR Adventure for Wilderness

Date TBA
with YOU

Pick a day and an activity, then gather up some friends to raise money for a great cause - DEFENDING WILD ALBERTA!

Send us an email at to learn more about how you can create your own Adventure for Wilderness.

In case you missed it...

Ice Walk Adventure on Waiparous Creek
January 28, 2023


The prospects weren’t good: It was rather warm for January, there was little snow left and we were concerned the ice bridges were weakening. Then things got worse: it snowed quite a bit, the roads got rather treacherous and some seriously cold temperatures were in the forecast for the day of the hike on Waiparous Creek.

But you can’t have a good adventure without a little hardship right? We had a great turnout of some 15 hardy AWA supporters to join Heinz and Kris Unger, the sun broke through occasionally and the new snow made everything more beautiful.

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We still want to hear about your adventure! Call or email us to use your next adventure to fundraise for a great cause. If you have questions, or an idea for the kind of adventure where you share your unique skills with others please contact our office at 403-283-2025 or email

What is Adventures for Wilderness?

Adventures for Wilderness is AWA's annual program to engage Albertans in wilderness conservation. We believe an Adventure can be anything from climbing a mountain, to walking by the river, to enjoying the beauty of nature in your own backyard! Visit our website to learn about the Adventures this season and how you can support Alberta Wilderness Association.
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We live and work across the traditional lands of the First Nations and Métis peoples of Alberta, including Treaties 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10. We express gratitude and respect for these lands and commit to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples to ensure justice, equality, and sustainability for all people and the natural world we rely on.

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