The Friends of Kananaskis Country is a federally-registered charity committed to the stewardship of Kananaskis Country through community engagement, volunteer participation, and education. In response to the Canmore community expressing a need and desire for more public engagement and volunteer stewardship of local trails, primarily located on Kananaskis County park land, the Friends of Kananaskis County initiated the Canmore Trail Alliance.
Canmore is known for its active lifestyle, vibrant culture, natural beauty, and commitment to sustainable ecology. The Canmore Trail Alliance believes that well designed, signed, maintained trails are a valuable community resource that provide health enhancing recreational benefits for area residents and other trail visitors.
To maintain a sustainable trail system that contributes to a vibrant, active Canmore.
Collaborative partnerships working to develop and maintain shared trails that promote healthy living.
- 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
The Recreational Opportunities Working Group – Recommendations Report guides various initiative undertaken by the CTA.
The Canmore Trail Alliance runs exclusively on donations. We give thanks to all our supporters.
The CTA is raising money to buy hand tools and storage units to support our volunteer trail crews and ensure we have the equipment needed to work on our local trails. Thanks to the following clubs and businesses for their generous contributions.
Local Trail Recreational Groups and Businesses
Alberta Parks – Kananaskis Region
Alpine Club of Canada
Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment
Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley
Bow Valley Mountain Bike Association
Bow Valley Riding Association
Town of Canmore
Canmore Area Mountain Bike Association
Canmore Cycling Culture
Canmore Trail Culture
Canmore Nordic Centre
Climbers’ Access Society of Alberta
Friends of Kananaskis Country
GearUp Mountain Sport and Rentals
Hang-Time Bike Parts Inc.
Outside Bike & Ski
Patagonia Elements Inc.
Rundle Mountain Cycling Club
The Association of Bow Valley Rock Climbers
Tourism Canmore Kananaskis
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures