Established in 2016, the Canmore Trail Alliance is made up of local trail and recreational groups including Friends of Kananaskis Country, Canmore Area Mountain Bike Association, Canmore Trail Culture, Climbers Access Society of Alberta and the Bow Valley Riding Association. Representatives from these groups make up the CTA – Trail Committee.
The Canmore Trail Alliance is a collaborative approach to:
- Working with government bodies and private landowners.
- Combination a mixture of trail recreational interests.
- Acting as a point of contact for stakeholder engagement.
- Creating a forum for stakeholders to share resources, knowledge, and planning ideas and solutions.
- Supporting awareness and education on wildlife corridors, trail regulations, etc.
- Identifying opportunities that enhance community trail culture; through participation, education and connection.
To maintain a sustainable trail system that contributes to a vibrant, active Canmore.
Collaborative partnerships working to enhance and maintain the Canmore Area trail network.
• Trust, collaboration and inclusiveness
• Quality trails for all trail enthusiasts
• Partnership for the benefit of all groups
• Education for responsible use of trails and environmental stewardship
• Public knowledge, awareness and respect for trails and trail users
CTA – Planning Area
Defined as the area of the Bow Valley from the east boundary of Banff National Park to the Bow Valley Gap area east of Lac Des Arcs.
The committee consists of representatives from the primary trail user groups: biking, running, hiking, walking, climbing, and equestrian.
- Representing trail assets within the CTA Planning Area (see Appendix B map);
- Collaborating with land managers on trail plans and decision;
- Offering advice and recommendations to land managers and stakeholders as appropriate;
- Inventorying trails and ongoing assessment of condition and usage;
- Assisting with trail maintenance and building plans within the CTA Planning Area;
- Representing trail user’s interests;
- Promoting a sustainable trail system for trail enjoyment and healthy living;
- Balancing the importance of ecological integrity and sustainability;
- Promoting community trail culture.
| Nancy Ouimet & |
|Friends of Kananaskis Country|
|Darin Langhorst||Friends of Kananaskis Country Board Member|
| Andrew Dickison &|
|Canmore Area Mountain Bike Association|
|Al Black||Climbers Access Society of Alberta|
|Lisa Young||Bow Valley Riding Association|
|Don Gardiner||Hiking Community|