Volunteering in Kananaskis Country
Bow Valley Volunteer Stewards
- Combine your concern for environmental protection and your love
of hiking by being a steward.
- Note and report disturbances like vandalism, illegal campsites,
litter, environmental degradation and invasive species.
- Participate in work parties to remedy the reported
- Trails assigned depend on your interest, fitness level and
willingness to hike in the backcountry.
- Additional projects incluse GPS mapping, wildlife camera
monitoring and wildlife fence surveying.
- Contact Marie-Pierre Chappeland at 403-673-3663 Extension 201
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
Volunteer Trail Care
- Volunteer to help construct and maintain the extensive trail
system in our beautiful wilderness playground. Friends of Kananaskis Country operates the
Volunteer Trail Care program.
- Projects involve non-motorized trails, with duties ranging from
litter pick-up to deadfall removal to trail surfacing. Tasks
assigned depend on your interest and fitness level.
- Contact Friends of Kananaskis Country at 403-678-5593
Push to Open
Researching Amphibian Numbers in Alberta
- The objectives of Researching Amphibian Numbers in Alberta
(RANA) are to collect detailed information on amphibian
populations in Alberta and to promote public knowledge of
amphibians through a hands-on experience.
- Kananaskis is one of the RANA sites. The project monitors
the dispersal of frog, toad and salamander species from a breeding
pond on the outskirts of Canmore as the animals make their way to
wintering locations. Volunteers count, weigh and measure each
amphibian, working in teams of 3, every second night in late
- RANA volunteers learn about amphibian ecology, and receive
training in handling and processing the animals. "Junior
Volunteers" are welcome to accompany their parents. The work is not
physically demanding but does involves a lot of bending and
- Contact Sandra Code at 403-678-5508 Extension 276 or Sandra.Code@gov.ab.ca
William Watson Lodge Society
Black Bear Monitors
- Volunteers assist Conservation Officers in keeping track of
black bears in the Bow Valley between Canmore and Seebe. They
go out in teams of two with a vehicle (working a loop on
Highways 1 and 1A) and scan with a telemetry antenna.
- We ar not actively recruiting volunteers at this time.
- Contact Arian Spiteri at Arian.Spiteri@gov.ab.ca
or 403-678-2400, Extension 113.
Wildlife Ambassador Program
- Bow Valley WildSmartis a proactive conservation
strategy that encourages efforts by communities to reduce negative
human-wildlife interactions. One of the programs it operates
is the Wildlife Ambassador Program.
- This Program is a group of trained volunteers who rove
trails throughout Bow Valley and Kananaskis Country providing
wildlife safety information to visitors and locals.
- Not actively recruiting volunteers at this time.
- More information
Wardens is an outdoor experience-oriented program for young
people (ages 6 to 18) and their families. There is a local
club based in Bragg Creek which does projects in Kananaskis like
shepherdia removal. Contact the Bragg Creek Bald Eagles at
Volunteer Opportunities in Alberta's Parks
There are other volunteering opportunities in parks across