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Meet Our Ambassador Family!

We’d like to invite you to meet our Alberta Parks Social Media Ambassador family. We choose our Ambassadors from many different walks of life – united by a love for Alberta Parks and a desire to be social about their love. Our Ambassadors love to enjoy, discover and create incredible memories through experiencing Alberta Parks. 

Their mission is to:

Their adventures continue year-round, so check their social media channels regularly to see the fun they're having.

Our Ambassadors completed the Travel Type Quiz to help describe what type of traveler they are. You can take the Travel Type Quiz too!  (Travel choices are based on personal beliefs, social values and even world view.

Dave & Anne

Buzz B

Traveller Type: Gentle Explorer

I'm a father of 2, broadcaster, and writer at blog.buzzbishop.com, DadCAMP.ca, and localpony.com. I love exploring Alberta Parks with my two boys. The badlands is our favourite part of the province with its stunning hoodoos, meandering coulees, and fossils everywhere. 

Dave & Anne

Canadian Camping Couple

Traveller Type: Free Spirit

We are Anne & Dave, a very active couple with our Daughter Emersyn and our Labrador Cody. We enjoy exploring the rivers, lakes and trails in Alberta Parks. We tow our very cool 1969 vintage Airstream almost every weekend and love to discover and experience new parks, people and places. We are paddlers, bikers and hikers. We love camp games and socializing around the campfire. We have had the opportunity to explore and experience many Alberta Parks. This will be our first camping season with our little one so it will be an entirely new adventure for all of us.
You can't miss our trailer so please come and say hi if you spot us out exploring.

Dave & Anne

Cecile B

It’s with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of one of our Alberta Parks Ambassadors, Cecile B. Cecile will be deeply missed. She was a true ambassador for inclusion and spent endless hours volunteering with Push to Open Nature; Adaptive Nature Challenges in Kananaskis and Drayton Valley; the Alberta Parks Ambassador Program as well as other volunteer organizations.

Since 2008 she has been helping Alberta Parks understand inclusion as an exercise in creating welcoming communities in nature. She didn't just participate passively; she lead the way by being present and engaged, taking a risk to try new things, and providing thoughtful and eloquent reflection on all the experiences she was part of. She brought light and laughter to everything she did. Her spunky personality and amazing sense of humor always brought smiles to everyone around her. No matter how tough things got, Cecile charged life with grace and was a reminder that life is a precious gift and we must seize the day. Cecile’s memory will live on and she will be there with us on the trails where we find solace, the trees where we find shelter, and the wildflowers that bring us serenity. The idea that "everyone belongs outside" was made more meaningful thanks to the perspective Cecile added.

Dave & Anne

Chelsea S

Traveller Type: Authentic Experiencer

My name is Chelsea and I am a firefighter/guide/photographer/writer (yes, I’m busy) who calls Kananaskis, Alberta home. I love canoeing, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, fishing, camping and coffee made over a campfire fire. I believe in living life to the fullest, experiencing all it has to offer. You can follow me along on my adventures on Instagram (ThatCanadianGirl1) or on my blog.

Dave & Anne

Karen U

Traveller Type: Authentic Experiencer

Karen Ung is married to her backpacking sweetheart and is a mother and lover of maps, mountains, and mochas. With her Geography degree and experience leading hikes and backpacking trips in the Rockies, she is full of ideas on where to go and what to do. The mission of her blog, Play Outside Guide, is to provide “everything families need to know to get outside and have fun"

Dave & Anne

Kelsy N

Traveller Type: Cultural Explorer

Kelsy loves exploring Alberta with her two young daughters and her husband Tim. Together they write a blog, Twirls and Travels, all about their weekend summer adventures.  They love exploring places they've never been- especially finding those hidden Alberta gems. They tend to spend as much time as possible in the water, whether it be a river, a creek or a lake.  They also enjoy spending time connecting around a campfire and love to encourage other families to get out and do the same.

Dave & Anne

Kimberly O

Traveller Type: Cultural Explorer

I've lived in Alberta my entire life and am a wife and mom to a 3 year old boy and 2 pomeranian chihuahuas. My summers as a child were spent fishing, exploring lakes and enjoying campsites in Northern Alberta with my family. This is something that is very important for me to pass on to my child. To live life, in my opinion, is to explore the world around us and that is when we truly can understand our purpose. There is nothing like the open road! During the summer, you can usually find me camping at an Alberta Parks site with our newly purchased 1987 trailer (the same one I travelled in as a child!). I love to hike, tell long stories around the campfire and soak up the Alberta sunshine. This past winter I took up snowshoeing and hiking, but I also love cross country skiing. Exploring the parks in the winter is one of my goals for 2016. 

Dave & Anne

Lacey

Traveller Type: Authentic Experiencer

Hello! My name is Lacey and I was born in a small town in northern Alberta. I've lived all over this beautiful province and seen some incredible sights and met many amazing people along my adventures. I've always had a deep passion for nature and the outdoors and spend as much time there as possible. Some of my favorite activities are canoeing, fishing, snowboarding, hiking, nature photography and camping. I love to explore places I've never been but also enjoy taking friends and family to my favorite spots as well. I really enjoy spending time just connecting with the wild. I'm so excited to discover more of what Alberta parks have to offer!

Dave & Anne

Tanya K

Traveller Type: Authentic Experiencer

I'm the mom of a spunky 8 year-old boy and I live in Calgary. Our family makes it a priority to get outside year-round. In the summer, we enjoy a wide variety of mountain sports including hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing and paddling. I am an avid stand up paddleboarder and I especially love SUP paddling on rivers. The Red Deer River is one of my favourite places to paddle through the Alberta Badlands around Drumheller down to Dinosaur Provincial Park. In the winter we love skiing and snowshoeing. We do several ski trips into backcountry huts and cabins each winter and spend many weekends looking for frozen waterfalls.

Dave & Anne

Tyler D

Traveller Type: Cultural Explorer

I am originally from Saskatchewan, but have called Calgary, Alberta home for over nine years now.  I am a high school teacher with the Calgary Board of Education and my passions lie within the outdoor and physical education fields.

I volunteer with the GOT Parks initiative, which aims at reconnecting Canada’s youth with our national, provincial, and territorial parks, and the Calgary Guardian, where I am the Outdoor Editor in charge of reporting everything that makes Calgary’s enormous backyard an adventurer’s dreamland.  

In my free time I enjoy numerous outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, paddling, camping, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding, as well as team sports, travelling, photography, spending time with good friends, and being at home with my wife and our dog, Rome.

Dave & Anne

Wendy D

Traveller Type: Cultural Explorer

My husband and our 3 dogs (Coulee, Lacey and Summit) love to spend summer weekends hiking and camping. Our dogs are a big part of our family and our holidays and day trips are generally all about having fun with them. We have a 70’s era trailer that we’ve nicknamed “Nugget” that is small but mighty. He keeps us comfortable and dry when the weather is less than ideal and has logged many miles with us over the past few years. While it’s often hard to see wildlife with 3 dogs in tow, it is definitely something we keep an eye out for and when we do spot things, it is always a highlight of our trip. I’m also a bit of a photography freak - I never go anywhere without my camera.