Friends of Kananaskis Country

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A warm welcome to all our Friends of Kananaskis Country & Canmore Trail Alliance volunteers, new and returning, for your dedication to building and maintain your trail community.


The health and safety of our volunteers and staff are paramount and will continue to be our primary focus during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 


Following the successful approval of our enhanced health & safety and operational policies related to COVID-19 protocols, we are pleased to announce that we have received approval from Alberta Environment & Parks to proceed with volunteer trail care events.  

Crew Leader training has taken place and we have adapted the structure of our trail care days to deliver a modified volunteer program that meets all Federal and Provincial health and safety requirements related to COVID-19 and mitigates the risk to our staff, volunteers and the public. This includes additional required personal protective equipment for all volunteers, adherence to specified distancing between co-workers and public, management of tools to minimize sharing, and adhering to additional practices related to FKC’s Safe Work Practice 12 – COVID-19 Safety document. 

As always, we extend our deepest thanks to the volunteers who enable the success of our programs. Trail Stewardship is at the core of everything we do, and we couldn’t do it without you! Last year, you and over 343 dedicated people volunteered 2,414 hours towards improving Kananaskis trails. 

We will communicate details of our 2020 Trail Care season to our registered volunteers via our What’s Happening emails and we look forward to seeing you on the trails soon! 

Nancy Ouimet - Executive Director

2019 Trail Season Recap

Our dedicated volunteers had an amazing season working on Kananaskis Country trails! 2019 was one of our best on record, with 343 volunteers who came out 471 times and worked 2,414 hours. Amazing! High-fives and a sincere thanks to all our volunteers, you are superstars!

We'll keep you posted through the 'What's Happening' email on upcoming volunteer events. Sign up, spread the word, and help build & maintain your trail community!

If you have questions or feedback, please let us know.

Thanks, Nancy
Executive Director  |  403-678-5593

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Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Activity Shifts Start End
2020 - General Trail Maintenance 3 7/11/2020 7/29/2020

Public Land Projects

Activity Shifts Start End
2020 Kananaskis PLUZ Trail Care - Prairie Creek 1 7/5/2020 7/8/2020
2020 Kananaskis PLUZ Trail Care - West Bragg Creek 0 7/9/2020 7/9/2020

Mission Statement

The Friends of Kananaskis Country is a non-profit society that has been incorporated since 1996. Our main focuses are:

  • Kananaskis Trail Stewardship
  • Canmore Trail Alliance
  • Environmental Education
    • Refreshing Interpretive Trail Signage
    • Kananaskis Speaker & Discovery Series
    • Monthly Newsletter
  • Trails Fest

We strive to offer volunteering opportunities in all of our projects to enhance community involvement with our organization and to foster a powerful, broad-based public connection with Kananaskis Country.

Mission: Building a community of volunteers and partners to maintain the ecological integrity and recreational use of Kananaskis Country by engaging in trail care, stewardship, education, and research.

Vision: A Kananaskis Country of exquisite natural and cultural landscapes enjoyed by present and future generations.