All clubs are affiliated with the world-wide Volkssport organization. This affiliation allows walkers to participate in walks all over the world. Below provides links into our Canadian and other International organizations.

The CVF is the umbrella organization for all Volkssport activities in Canada. It approves new clubs, sanctions all walks,creates and manages new walk programs, and processes all walk awards. In addition CVF represents Canada at Volkssport International meetings.

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Serves BC in the same capacity as the Volkssport Association of Alberta. A great place for information on walks and contacts.

Serves Ontario in the same capacity as the Volkssport Association of Alberta. A great place for information on walks and contacts.

(Internationaler Volkssportverband).



The IVV is the world-wide organization responsible for establishing Volkssport organizations around the world.

New continental umbrella organization for North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and the many, English or French speaking, island nations in the South Pacific.
The AVA is the umbrella organization for all Volkssport activities in the USA.
A great resource for walking events, club information and USA programs. 

British Walking Federation


15th IVV Olympiad in Koblenz, Germany
June 6 - 10 2017

20th AVA National Convention
June 7 - 9 2017
Billings, Montana
The Alberta Hiking Association (otherwise known as AHA) is primarily an umbrella organization for hiking clubs from across the province. AHA is a registered non-profit society and will provide a stronger province-wide voice for hikers who have had little or no such voice in the past.


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Travel the USA with Tater Tours

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A Special Thank You to our Start Point Sponsors

The following businesses support the Volkssport Organizations, allowing us to use their place of business as a Start Point for Permanent Trails.

  • BANFF - Jump Start Coffee & Sandwich Place, 206 Buffalo Street
  • BARRHEAD - Barrmart Foods, 5108-55 Street
  • BEAUMONT - Shell Service Station, 6500-50 Street
  • CALGARY -  Repsol Sports Centre, 2225 MacLeod Trail S
  • CAMROSE - 7-Eleven, 5010-48 Avenue
  • CANMORE - Ramada Inn and Suites, 1402 Bow Valley Trail
       Chief Mountain Husky, 60-1 Avenue, West (Hwy 5)
       Reddi Mart, 364 Main Street
       Remington Carriage Museum, 623 Main Street
  • DEVON - Bob & Billie Collins, 1 Pembina Street
       Castle Downs YMCA, 11510 153 Avenue NW
       West Edmonton Mall Fit, Lower Level Entrance #8, Suite 1764  
       Kinsmen Sports Centre, 9100 Walterdale Hill
       Sobeys, Clareview Shopping Centre, 137 Ave & Victoria Trail
       William Lutsky South YMCA, 1975-111 Street
       Husky Market Wolf Willow, 6827-170 Street
  • FORT SASKATCHEWAN - Pineview 7-Eleven, 9761A-90 Street
  • FOX CREEK - Petro Canada Service Station, 52 Hwy Avenue
  • JASPER - Totem Ski Shop / Totem Sports, 408 Connaught Drive
  • LEDUC - Leduc General Hospital, Emergency, 4210-48 Street
  • LETHBRIDGE - Days Inn, 100-3 Avenue S.
  • MEDICINE HAT - Kingsway Husky Auto Centre, 642 Kingsway Avenue
  • MILLET - PetroCan Service Station, 5003 45 Avenue
  • MORINVILLE - Shell Service Station, 107 Street & 100 Avenue
  • SHERWOOD PARK - Park Centre & Hotel, 2016 Sherwood Drive
  •    Servus Credit Union Place 400 Campbell Rd
  •    Best Western, 460 St. Albert Trail
       St. Albert Inn, 156 St. Albert Trail 
  • STONY PLAIN - Freeson Brothers Fresh Market, 4415 48 Street
  • WETASKIWIN - Wayside Inn, 4103 56 Street

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