The Volkssport clubs of Alberta have 67 PTs across the province.   This makes a compelling reason for out of town walkers to visit Alberta for a few weeks and experience some terrific walking.
 
Directions to the walk start point, ratings, route directions, contact person and other information relating to these events can be found below and in the annual calendar. Many PTs have multiple routes so if printing them off be careful to select the correct route.
 
VAA  is very proud of the walks in Alberta and would love to add more each year.  If you have an idea for a new route contact us and hopefully we can make it happen.
 

 

      

AIRDRIE,  PT #334

This new PT in beautiful Airdrie follows the city trail system as they wind along creeks and streams.

 

 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION: Mail-in No Walk Box
START POINT Genesis Place parking lot
800 East Lake Blvd. NE T4A 2K9
DISTANCE 5 & 11 km
RATING 1A 
TRAIL Paved trails and sidewalks through town of Airdrie.
MISC. Washrooms and ample parking at Genesis Place.
DIRECTIONS Included in walk instructions.
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY, BRIDGES

 

BANFF, PT #112

IN TOWN - ROUTE A

The in town PT is an easy walk that takes you to the Banff Springs Hotel, through downtown Banff, and lovely Cascade Gardens. The PT is available for the entire year from the Jump Start Cafe, 210 Buffalo St. Rated 1B.
 
INSTRUCTIONS


HISTORIC - ROUTE B & C

The town has identified a number of historic sites with information plaques Rated 2B.  
INSTRUCTIONS
 
 
 

VERMILION LAKES Route D

A series of lakes located immediately west of Banff.  Not a mountain trail but does have great views of the lake and Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain, among others. There are plenty of benches and viewpoints over the lakes. Rated 1B
 
 INSTRUCTIONS
 

CAVE AND BASIN - ROUTE E

Trek up to Cave and Basin, birthplace of the Canadian National Park System.  Natural warm mineral springs can be found inside and outside.  Rated 2B

INSTRUCTIONS
 

SUNDANCE CANYON - ROUTE F

This is a long walk and the 2 km at the end makes it worthwhile, assuming you are up for the tough 2 km hike through the narrow canyon. Rated 1B & 3C
 
INSTRUCTIONS
  

 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Volkssport Association of Alberta
CONTACT Mary Wright 780-980-1926
mmwright@telus.net
START POINT Jump Start Coffee & Sandwich Place 206 Buffalo St.  T0L 0C0, 403-762-0332
DISTANCES: Multiple distances see instructions.
RATING See route instructions
REGISTRATION 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily
TRAIL See descriptions on leftMISC. No National Park Pass required in 2017. Walk Box is kept on top of the fridge. Public washrooms available across street. Free parking.

DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 1, follow Banff Ave. to centre of town. Right turn on Buffalo St. before bridge that crosses Bow River.

CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURALS, TRANS CANADA TRAIL, BRIDGES (See individual route instructions)
 
 

BANFF, PT #317 - SEASONAL

SULPHUR MOUNTAIN

This mountain is named after the Sulphur Hot Springs.  The route consists of a steep switchback trail suitable for the more experienced walkers. A person could ride the gondola down rather than walking the return trip. And yes, you do walk to the summit of the mountain in this picture!!
This walk is 5.5 km one-way, with an elevation gain of 742 m. Once you reach the top of Sulphur Mountain you can get to Sanson Peak via the short walkway. If you want to get into peak bagging here is a chance to bag a second without much additional effort. At the top of Sulphur the view is 360 degrees of fantastic with a view of the Banff town site and valley, Mount Rundle and the Sundance Range.
 
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 

 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT Sulphur Mountain Gondola
parking lot
DISTANCE 6 & 11 km
RATING 5C
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration. No Walk Box
TRAIL Trail switchbacks up to the peak of Sulphur Mountain, fantastic views from top.
MISC. No National Park Pass required in 2017. Washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS Included in walk instructions.
(Located at point B)

BANFF, PT #337 - SEASONAL 

HOODOOS

The Hoodoos are rock formations that have been created through the natural process of erosion by water and wind. These are located in the Bow River Valley near Banff
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 


MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT Banff Park Lodge
222 Lynx St. T1L 1K5
DISTANCE 12 km
RATING 3C
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration. No Walk Box
TRAIL Through town to the beautiful trail beside the river to the Hoodoos.
MISC. No National Park Pass required in 2017. Washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS Included in walk instructions.
 

BANFF, PT #340 - SEASONAL

TUNNEL MOUNTAIN

This walk takes you to the summit of Tunnel Mountain with breath taking views of the town of Banff. Although only 5500 feet in altitude above sea level, the summit is a magnificent viewpoint, covering the Bow River Valley both east and west.
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 
 
 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT Banff Park Lodge
222 Lynx St. T1L 1K5
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B & 4C
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration. No Walk Box
TRAIL Five km around town, including Banff Centre. Five km return trip to the peak of Tunnel Mountain.
MISC. No National Park Pass required in 2017. Washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS Included in walk instructions
 

BARRHEAD, PT #114

A vibrant town of just over 4000 people, just over an hour north west of Edmonton. Barrhead  is nestled along side the Paddle River.

 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Barrhead Walkie Talkie Volkssport Club
CONTACT Jeff or Margaret Attrill 780-674-4403
mjattrill@hotmail.com
START POINT Barrmart Foods, 5108-55 St.
T7N 1E6
5 blocks west of lights
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL Around the outskirts of the Town of Barrhead on paved & gravel trails, ravine and along the river.
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton 117 km NW on Hwy. 33.
 
 

BEAUMONT, PT  #316

The thriving community of Beaumont is just outside the City of Edmonton's SE border.  It is 30 minutes from down town Edmonton.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JANUARY 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Ilona Ryder (780) 737-8115
ryder.ilona@gmail.com
START POINT Shell Service Station
6500-50 St.
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2A
TRAIL Walk on paved trails around town and Don Sparrow Lake.
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
MISC. Washrooms available at start.
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton, take 50 St. south, which turns into Hwy 814 and then into 50 St. in Beaumont. Turn right into the Shell Service Station.
From QE2 Highway, go east on Hwy 625 to Beaumont and turn left onto 50 St. Drive through town to the Shell Service Station on your left.
 
(Shell station is located South-west of point)

 

CALGARY, PT #60

The PT follows the Elbow River and goes through some very upscale housing neighborhoods.  The PT opens January 1st for the entire year from the Repsol Sports Centre (note name change from Talisman), 2225 McLeod Trail S, Calgary.
 
 

 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017
(Closed: December 25)

SPONSOR Volkssport Association of Alberta
CONTACT Allyson Hayman 587-899-7673 
allyson.hayman@gmail.com
START POINT Repsol Sports Centre, 2225 MacLeod Tr. S. T2G 4B6, 403-233-8393
DISTANCE 5 & 11 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mon. - Fri.: 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM;
Sat.: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM;
Sun. & holidays: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
MISC. Plenty of free parking. Ask for the walk box at the service desk opposite the indoor track. Washrooms available at the Start Point.
DIRECTIONS From Deerfoot Tr. (Hwy. 2), exit Memorial Dr. west. Follow signs to City Centre, crossing bridge onto 4 Ave. SE. Left turn on 1 St. SE. Talisman Centre on right.
CVF PROGRAMS: TRANS CANADA TRAIL, COMMUNITY, BRIDGES
 
 

CALGARY, PT #61

Route A & B start from the Talisman while routes C & D start downtown. You will need to register and then drive to the start for the latter (directions are on the route instructions).
  

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Volkssport Association of Alberta
CONTACT Allyson Hayman 587-899-7673 
allyson.hayman@gmail.com
START POINT Repsol Sports Centre, 2225 MacLeod Tr. S. T2G 4B6, 403-233-8393
DISTANCE 5, 6 & 11 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mon. - Fri.: 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM;
Sat.: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM;
Sun. & holidays: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
MISC. Plenty of free parking. Ask for the walk box at the service desk opposite the indoor track. Washrooms available at the Start Point.
DIRECTIONS From Deerfoot Tr. (Hwy. 2), exit Memorial Dr. west. Follow signs to City Centre, crossing bridge onto 4 Ave. SE. Left turn on 1 St. SE. Talisman Centre on right.
CVF PROGRAMS: TRANS CANADA TRAIL, COMMUNITY, BRIDGES

 

CAMROSE, PT #33

Camrose is a scenic community with many parks, leading to its moniker "The Rose City". Camrose a small city of over 16,500 people offers a relaxed lifestyle.
 
 
 
 
 
 

MAY 1  – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Wetaskiwin Volkssport Walking Club
CONTACT Alda W. happyfoot.souza@gmail.com
START POINT 7-Eleven, 5010-48 Ave. T4V 0J5, 780-672-1126
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL Takes you through three parks on summer walk directions, past historical buildings (visit when open) and farm implements.
MISC. Please do not park at 7-Eleven. Parking available at north end of Co-op parking lot across the street from Guardian Drugs. (Turn at the first set of lights west of Main Street by the 7-Eleven and continue past the Co-op Gas Bar to parking lot on the left.)
DIRECTIONS On north side of 48 Ave. (Hwy. 13) at 51 St.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURALS
 
 

CANMORE, PT #75

 
The town of Canmore borders Banff National Park.  It is surrounded by mountains making it one of the most impressive mountain towns in the world. The PT route follows the Bow River and provides excellent views of the Three Sisters Mountains. The PT opens January 1st for the entire year from the Ramada Inn. 
 
 


JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Volkssport Association of Alberta
CONTACT Mary Wright 780-980-1926
mmwright@telus.net
START POINT Ramada Inn & Suites, 1402 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore T1W 1N5 
403-609-4656
DISTANCE 5 & 11 km
RATING 1B & 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
MISC. Washrooms available at start point.
TRAIL Sidewalks and trails
DIRECTIONS From Highway 1, take exit #89. Follow Palliser Trail to Benchlands Trail. Follow Benchlands to Bow Valley Trail.
Turn right on Bow Valley to Ramada on your left.
CVF PROGRAMS: BRIDGES, MURALS, TRANS CANADA TRAIL WITH PAVILION, COMMUNITY
 

CARDSTON, PT #144

 
The town of Cardston was founded in 1887 and has a population of just over 3500. It is situated 77 Km southwest of Lethbridge and 25 km north of Montana.
 
 
 
 
 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Chinook Country Pacers
CONTACT Sherri McDonald 403-653-3824
templehaven@shaw.ca
START POINT Chief Mountain Husky
60-1 Ave., west (at Hwy. 5)
T0K 0K0, 403-653-1146
DISTANCE 10 km
RATING 1B
REGISTRATION 5:00 AM to dusk. Walk daylight hours only.
TRAIL Trail features several of Cardston's main points of interest as well as taking you for a walk down Main Street. You will get a great view of Chief Mountain. Trail takes you alongside Lee Creek on a paved path. (Due to some rainstorm damage, trail not suitable for wheelchairs.)
MISC. Ask for Walk Box. Parking and washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 2, on 1 Ave., west at Hwy. 5. (Hwy. 2 turns into Main Street).
CVF PROGRAM: MURALS
 
 

CARDSTON, PT #145 

The Remington Carriage Museum has the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in North America. Open seven days a week with carriage rentals and rides available.
 
 
 
 
 

 

JANUARY 2 - DECEMBER 31 2017

SPONSOR Chinook Country Pacers
CONTACT Sherri McDonald 403-653-3824
templehaven@shaw.ca
START POINT Remington Carriage Museum
623 Main St., T0K 0K0
Call toll free 310-0000,
then 403-653-5139
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Closed Easter Sunday and Dec 24 & 25.
MISC. Ask for Walk Box at registration desk. Parking and washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 2, on 1 Ave., west at Hwy. 5. (Hwy. 2 turns into Main Street). Museum is at south end of Main Street.
CVF PROGRAM: MURALS
 
(Museum is west of point)
 

CARDSTON, PT #14 - SEASONAL

The Card Pioneer Home, built by the leader of the first group of Mormon settlers, is open to the public on Cardston’s main street each afternoon, six days a week in the summer. See what life in a real ‘little house on the prairie’ was like.

 

 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017 

SPONSOR Chinook Country Pacers
CONTACT Sherri McDonald 403-653-3824
templehaven@shaw.ca
START POINT Reddi Mart, 
364 Main St.
T0K 0K0, 403-653-4880
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Monday - Saturday: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
MISC. Ask for Walk Box. Parking and washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 2, on 1 Ave., west at Hwy. 5. (Hwy. 2 turns into Main Street).
CVF PROGRAM: MURALS
 

 
CHICKAKOO LAKE, PT #336

Chickakoo Lake Park has a 14 kilometer trail network walkers come to challenge themselves on the rolling parkland terrain. 
 
 

 
JANUARY 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Devon Discovery Walkers
CONTACT Nadine Chernenkoff 780-271-5943 muddyblueeyes@gmail.com
START POINT Register and drive to start point, see link below picture
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Freson Brothers Fresh Market
4416 48 St
Stony Plain
T7Z 1N3
Open 24 hours. Ask at service desk for walk box. 
TRAIL Through wooded trails around wilderness area.
MISC: Parking and pit toilets available at start
DIRECTIONS TO REGISTRATION Take Hwy 16A to Hwy 779/Stony Plain overpass. Take exit then south on 48 St. Store is on right.
CHICKAKOO LAKE, PT #339 - SNOWSHOE

Chickakoo Lake Park is one of those parks that draws the same people winter and summer. In winter, the park's 14 kilometer trail network invites hundreds of cross-country skiers who come to challenge themselves on the rolling parkland terrain.
 
 


JANUARY 1 - 28 FEBRUARY  & 1 NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Devon Discovery Walkers
CONTACT Nadine Chernenkoff 780-271-5943 muddyblueeyes@gmail.com
START POINT Register and drive to start point, see link below picture
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Freson Brothers Fresh Market
4416 48 St
Stony Plain
T7Z 1N3
Open 24 hours. Ask at service desk for walk box. 
TRAIL Through wooded trails around wilderness area.
MISC: Parking and pit toilets available at start
DIRECTIONS TO REGISTRATION
Take Hwy 16A to Hwy 779/Stony Plain overpass. Take exit then south on 48 St. Store is on right
 
CHICKAKOO LAKE, PT #341 - SKI

Chickakoo Lake Park is one of those parks that draws the same people winter and summer. In winter, the park's 14 kilometer trail network invites hundreds of cross-country skiers who come to challenge themselves on the rolling parkland terrain.

 

JANUARY 1 - 28 FEBRUARY  & 1 NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 31, 2017

 

SPONSOR Devon Discovery Walkers
CONTACT Nadine Chernenkoff 780-271-5943 muddyblueeyes@gmail.com
START POINT Register and drive to start point, see link below picture
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Freson Brothers Fresh Market
4416 48 St
Stony Plain
T7Z 1N3
Open 24 hours. Ask at service desk for walk box. 
TRAIL Through wooded trails around wilderness area.
MISC: Parking and pit toilets available at start
DIRECTIONS TO REGISTRATION 
Take Hwy 16A to Hwy 779/Stony Plain overpass. Take exit then south on 48 St. Store is on right


COLD LAKE, PT #76 - SEASONAL

The city of Cold Lake has a population over 14,000. The lake is one of Alberta’s largest and deepest lakes (the 7th largest in the province to be exact) and provides endless opportunities for fishing, boating and camping.
 
 


MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE: 6 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration No Walk Box
TRAIL 10 km walk goes through Cold Lake Provincial Park following trails through the park and campsite. 6 Km route tours downtown and marina.
MISC. No fee to enter park. Camping available.
DIRECTIONS Included in walk instructions.
 
(map point is not so far into park, first road on left after going through park gates is the start point)

CROWSNEST PASS, PT #224 - SEASONAL

Frank is a small community of 112, which was amalgamated with 4 other communities in 1979 to form the municipality of Crowsnest Pass. It's known for the tragedy that struck in 1903, when the tip of Turtle Mountain broke loose and decimated part of the Village of Frank. The Wilderness Trail tours the slide area.
 
 

 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE 5, 6 & 10 km
RATING 1A & 3C
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration. No Walk Box
TRAIL Choice of in-town and wilderness trails.
MISC. Washrooms available at start points.
DIRECTIONS Included in walking instructions.
 
Walk Locations


 

DEVON, PT #47

 
The town of Devon is situated 26 km southwest of Edmonton and located along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River with a population of over 6500.
 
 
 



JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Devon Discovery Walkers
CONTACT Bob & Billie Collins 780-987-3335
bianbo@telus.net
START POINT House at 1 Pembina St., T9G 1C6
DISTANCE 5 &10 km
RATING Town 1A, Valley 3B
REGISTRATION 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
MISC. Walk Box located at front door.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 60, take north entrance into Devon. At 4-way stop, turn left then right onto Saskatchewan Ave. Follow to Pembina St., turn left to #1 (on your right) at River Dr.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURALS, TRANS CANADA TRAIL
 

DRUMHELLER, PT #335 - SEASONAL

The town of Drumheller, within the Red Deer River valley in the badlands, is located 110 km northeast of Calgary. The Drumheller portion of the Red Deer River valley is often referred to as Dinosaur Valley, because of the many fossils found there.
 
 

 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation, Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE 6 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration No Walk Box
TRAIL Sidewalks and paved trails.
DIRECTIONS Included in walk instructions.
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY, BRIDGES
 

EDMONTON, PT #34

This walk starts from the Kinsmen Sports Centre in the beautiful North Saskatchewan River valley. It walks up the hill and around the Alberta Legislative buildings and then along the river valley. Routes include:


Route A
takes you through downtown and the legislative grounds
Route B takes you right in front of the legislative buildings and through park areas
Route C takes you through the Rossdale area and includes the legislature
Route D takes you to the legislature
Route E is a nice preview of the legislative grounds
Route F is a beautiful river valley route including the legislature
 


JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Joan 780-433-0282
START POINT Kinsmen Sports Centre
9100 Walterdale Hill, T6E 2V3
DISTANCE 6 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to Dusk, 7 days a week.
TRAIL See descriptions on left
MISC. Ample parking. Washrooms and some food services available inside Sports Centre.
DIRECTIONS From 109 St., take Walterdale Hill Rd. down into the river valley and at the bottom of the hill turn left into the Kinsmen Centre. Or, from Gateway Blvd., turn right onto Saskatchewan Dr., and a sharp left onto Queen Elizabeth Park Rd. down the hill and into the Kinsmen parking lot.
CVF PROGRAMS: CAPITAL CITY,COMMUNITY, MURALS, BRIDGES, TRANS CANADA TRAIL
 

EDMONTON, PT #115

 
This is a favourite walk for locals in the winter and also for visitors as they can tour West Edmonton Mall at the same time. If you want to walk without dodging people it is recommended that you start early enough to be done before the stores open.
 
 
 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017 (Closed: January 1)

SPONSOR Devon Discovery Walkers
CONTACT Irene Miller 780-462-0726
irene.miller1@shaw.ca
START POINT West Edmonton Mall, WEM Fit
Entrance 8, Lower Level
Suite 1764, 8882-170 St., T5T 4J2
780-341-2580
DISTANCE 6, 7 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Open 24 hours.
TRAIL Mall walk.
MISC. Ask for Walk Box at registration desk.
DIRECTIONS Entrance 8 is off 90 Ave. on the ground level (covered parking), directly below the Palace Casino.
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY, MURALS
 
(point shows casino which is on upper level, gym is located on lower level parking)

EDMONTON, PT #118

 
This walk starts from the Kinsmen Sport Centre in the beautiful North Saskatchewan River valley. 
 
Route A is an all season route through the U of A and along Saskatchewan Drive
Route B goes through the U of A then along river valley trails. Parts of the trail are subject to freezing due to springs in bank. It suggested that you walk this trail in the summer months.
6 km Route a great preview of the U of A
 
 
 
 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Joan 780-433-0282
START POINT Kinsmen Sports Centre
9100 Walterdale Hill, T6E 2V3
DISTANCE 6 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk, 7 days a week
TRAIL See descriptions on left
MISC. Ample parking. Washrooms and some food services available inside Sports Centre.
DIRECTIONS From 109 St., take Walterdale Hill Rd. down into the river valley and at the bottom of the hill turn left into the Kinsmen Centre. Or, from Gateway Blvd., turn right onto Saskatchewan Dr., and a sharp left onto Queen Elizabeth Park Rd. down the hill and into the Kinsmen parking lot.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL, TRANS CANADA TRAIL, BRIDGES
 
(located west of point)
 

EDMONTON, PT #133

This walk is located in the beautiful Wolf Willow area.
 
 

Route A follows sidewalks in the residential  section of Wolf Willow. Beautiful expensive homes line the route. This route is an all season walk.
Route B follows the sidewalks of Wolf Willow and the Multi Use trails of the surrounding ravines.  It is best walked in the spring, summer and fall.
Route C  This walk is similar to Route B except you get to cross a fabulous Pedestrian Bridge and walk up a flight of 200 steps!
Route D & E 5 Km  These routes follows sidewalks in the residential  section of Wolf Willow. Beautiful expensive homes line the route. These routes are all season walks.
Route F 5 Km   Indoor track at Jamie Platz YMCA. Admission fee to use the track. 
 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Phyllis May, 780-487-3570
pmjmay@shaw.ca
START POINT Husky Market Wolf Willow
6827-170 St., T5P 4W4
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A, 3B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk, Ask staff for Walk Box
TRAIL See descriptions on left
MISC. Washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS Proceed south on 170 St. to 69 Ave.
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY, BRIDGES
 
(located in strip mall east of point)

EDMONTON, PT #222

 
This walk starts from the Sobey's grocery store and winds down into the beautiful North Saskatchewan river valley. It then follows a long deep ravine crossing 9 bridges. It emerges into a residential area and returns to the start point. 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Duane Spurrier 780-475-8976
duanespurrier@shaw.ca
START POINT Sobeys, Clareview Shopping Centre
137 Ave. & Victoria Tr., T5A 5C9
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk. Walk Box at customer service desk.
TRAIL Hermitage Park Walk. Residential streets into the River Valley Trail and Kennedale Ravine.
MISC. Not stroller friendly. Off leash dog area.
DIRECTIONS Travel east on 137 Ave. to Victoria Tr. Turn right on Victoria Tr. and then right turn into Clareview Shopping Centre.
CVF PROGRAMS: BRIDGES
 
(located in Common west of point) 

EDMONTON, PT #226

This PT is based in North Edmonton and offers a choice of interesting routes. 
 
Route A - Goes around beautiful Beaumaris Lake and residential/park areas.
Route B - Stays around the lake, perfect when sidewalks are icy.
Route C - Explores the new military commemorative park areas in Griesbach, the old army base.
Route D - 5 km route around Beaumaris Lake
Route E - 5 km route in Griesbach
 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Clara Rosenow 
780-952-0081
clarose59@shaw.ca
START POINT Castle Downs YMCA
11510-153 Ave., T5K 6A3
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk,
TRAIL See descriptions on left
MISC. Washrooms available inside the YMCA.
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton, take Yellowhead Tr., then north on 127 St. and east on 153 Ave.
From St. Albert, take 127 St. south, then east on 153 Ave.
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY
 
(building is south of point)

EDMONTON, PT #318

This walk starts from the William Lutsky South Edmonton YMCA and winds through the Black Mud Creek trails and the side walks of Twin Brooks passing many beautiful yards and houses.
 
 
 
 
 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Lou Arsenault 780-289-0494
aludger@shaw.ca
START POINT William Lutsky South YMCA
1975-111 St., T6J 7C6
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk, Ask staff for Walk Box
TRAIL Trails and sidewalks around Twin Brooks and the Blackmud Creek.
MISC. Washrooms available inside the YMCA. Parking available.
DIRECTIONS From the north, travel down 111 St., crossing 23 Ave. YMCA is on your left.
From Anthony Henday Dr., exit at 111 St. and drive north. YMCA is on your right.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURALS, BRIDGES
 


FORT SASKATCHEWAN, PT #311

A city located 25 km northeast of Edmonton, along the North Saskatchewan River.
The population is almost 22,000.
 

Route A uses mainly paved trails around the Northeast part of town. 
Route B does a short stretch of down town to include city hall. 
Route C uses trails plus goes downtown.
 
 

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31, 2017
(Closed: December 25)

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Kathleen Parr 780-998-1033
walksalot2@shaw.ca
START POINT Pineview 7-Eleven, 9701A-90 St.
T8L 1K5, 780-998-7099
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL Mainly paved trails around town and river valley.
MISC. Free parking in Westview Plaza. Walk Box located on left-hand corner of counter.
DIRECTIONS From north or south on Hwy. 15, take access to 99 Ave. Left to 90 St. Left to parking in Westview Plaza
CVF PROGRAMS: BRIDGES, COMMUNITY, MURALS, TRANS CANADA TRAIL
 

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, PT # 312

In 1875, under the command of Inspector W.D. Jarvis, the North-West Mounted Police established Fort Saskatchewan as a fort on the North Saskatchewan River. The community was later incorporated as a village in 1899, a town in 1904, and a city in 1985.
 
 
Route A is the summer route and  uses both paved and unpaved routes.
Route B is the winter route using paved trails and road
Route C uses paved trails through park areas
Route D uses paved trails through park areas, not part of the Trans Canada Trail program.
 
 

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31, 2017
(Closed: December 25)

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Kathleen Parr 780-998-1033
walksalot2@shaw.ca
START POINT Pineview 7-Eleven, 9701A-90 St.
T8L 1K5, 780-998-7099
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL Mainly paved trails around town and river valley.
MISC. Free parking in Westview Plaza. Walk Box located on left-hand corner of counter.
DIRECTIONS From north or south on Hwy. 15, take access to 99 Ave. Left to 90 St. Left to parking in Westview Plaza.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, TRANS CANADA TRAIL
 

FOX CREEK, PT # 116 

 
Fox Creek is located on Highway 43, approximately 259 km northwest of Edmonton. It was founded in 1952 and  has a population of just over 2000.
 
 
 INSTRUCTIONS
 
 
 

 
 

JAN 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Evelyn Rogers 780-622-3578
riclyn2@telus.net
START POINT Petro Canada Service Station
52 Highway Ave., T0H 1P0
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
TRAIL Walk through the residential area on paved trails and sidewalks. Suitable for strollers.
MISC. Pets must be leashed and picked up after. Park facing Kaybob Dr. on left side of Station front door.
DIRECTIONS Hwy. 16 west to Jct. 43 to Fox Creek. Take northwest entrance to Highway Ave. & Petro Canada Service Station.
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY
 
(located on corner of Hwy Ave & Kaybob Dr)
 

GRANDE PRAIRIE, PT #135 - SEASONAL

Grande Prairie is the seventh-largest city in Alberta with a population over 55,000 it is located approximately 456 km northwest of Edmonton.
 
 
 
 


MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT Muskoseepi Park Pavilion
10236-102 Ave., T8V 1C1
DISTANCE 5 & 12 km
RATING 2A
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration No Walk Box
TRAIL Paved trail and some sidewalk.
MISC.  Stroller friendly. All facilities at Pavilion. Ample parking on weekdays, more parking to the south if necessary.
DIRECTIONS Upon entering Grande Prairie, take
100 St. to 102 Ave. Turn west to 102 St., straight ahead into Muskoseepi Park and Pavilion.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL, BRIDGES
 
(continue West from point on 102 Ave into park)
 

HINTON, PT #331 - SEASONAL 

The town of Hinton is located 81 km northeast of Jasper and about 284 km west of Edmonton, its population is close to 10,000.
 
 
 

 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE 6 & 11 km
RATING 2A & 3C
REGISTRATION Mail-in Registration No Walk Box
TRAIL Paved trails, boardwalk, and dirt paths.
MISC. Washrooms not available at Start Point. Pick up after pets.
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton, take Hwy. 16 west. Left on Mountain St. Lions Park on right just after road bends to right.
 

(start point is in green space on right hand side prior to point)

INNISFAIL
, PT #342 - SEASONAL


The town of Innisfail is located 180 km north of Calgary and 30 km south of Red Deer on Hwy #2 and has a population of over 8000.

 
 

 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta 
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE: 6 & 10 km
RATING: 1A
REGISTRATION: Mail-in registration No Walk Box
START POINT: Centennial Park
TRAILS: Sidewalks and multi-use trails
DIRECTIONS: See walk instructions 
CVF PROGRAMS: MURALS, COMMUNITY

 
 

JASPER, PT #134

It is the commercial centre of Jasper National Park, located in the Canadian Rockies in the Athabasca River valley. Jasper is approximately 362 km west of Edmonton and 290 km north of Banff.
 


 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT David Prowse 780-852-3241
dpprowse@incentre.net
START POINT Totem Ski Shop
408 Connaught Dr., T0E 1E0
DISTANCE 5, 8 & 10 km
RATING 2C
REGISTRATION 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM;
Summer & winter/ski season: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
TRAIL Walk follows “Discovery Trail” up the slopes behind and around Jasper.
MISC. No National Park Pass required in 2017.
Washrooms available on route. Free parking on street.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 16, take either Jasper exit (Connaught Dr.)
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY
 

JASPER, PT #315

Jasper National Park was established in 1907. The railway siding at the location of the future town site was established by Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 1911
Route A is in town.
Route B you drive out to Lake Annette to do the walk
Route C you walk out to Lake Beauvert
 


JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017


SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT David Prowse 780-852-3241
See descriptions on left
@incentre.net
START POINT Totem Ski Shop
408 Connaught Dr., T0E 1E0
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A & 2B
REGISTRATION Spring & fall: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM; Summer & winter/ski season: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
TRAIL See descriptions on left.
MISC.No National Park Pass required in 2017. Washrooms available on route. 
Free parking on street.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 16, take either Jasper exit (Connaught Dr.)
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY
 

JASPER, Maligne Canyon, PT #319 - SEASONAL

Established in 1813, Jasper House was first a North West Company, and later Hudson's Bay Company, fur trade outpost on the York Factory Express trade route to British Columbia.
The route follows the river and there are views into the canyon from the trail. You must register at Totem Sports and then drive out to Maligne Canyon.
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 
 
 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT David Prowse 780-852-3241
dpprowse@incentre.net
START POINT Maligne Canyon Restaurant & Gift
Shop
Register at Totem Ski Shop
408 Connaught Dr., T0E 1E0
NOTE: Register at Ski Shop and drive to Start Point.
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 3C
REGISTRATION 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM;
In summer season: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
TRAIL Winds along and over bridges crossing deep canyon of Maligne River.
MISC.No National Park Pass required in 2017. Sign in at Totem Ski Shop and drive to Maligne Canyon Restaurant & Gift Shop. Parking and washrooms available.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 16, take either Jasper exit (Connaught Dr.)
CVF PROGRAM: BRIDGES
 

JOHNSTON CANYON, PT #338 - SEASONAL

This is one of the most popular walks in all the Rocky Mountains. The first 5 km (return) passes through a narrow canyon in which you will see two spectacular waterfalls. If you are up to seeing something very unique continue on up through the forest to the Ink Pots in Johnston Valley.  (12 km return). The Ink Pots are six clear greenish pools filled with spring water that remains at a constant 1-degree Celsius year-round.
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT Johnston Canyon parking lot
DISTANCE 5 & 12 km
RATING 2B & 4C
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration. No Walk Box
TRAIL The first part of the trail walks through the majestic canyon past 2 waterfalls. The second part is up hill all the way to the Ink Pots.
MISC. No National Park Pass required in 2017. Washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS Included in walk instructions
CVF PROGRAM: BRIDGES

 
 

LACOMBE, PT #360 

Great getaway from the busy urban environment into a truly natural surrounding of forest and wildlife.
 
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS



 

JAN 1 – DEC 31, 2017

SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
MAIL IN CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com (Registration & Stamping) 
LOCAL CONTACT Connie Simmons 403-309-5589
vwcaclub@gmail.com (trail concerns)
START POINT Lacombe Sports & Leisure Complex
5429 53 St
Lacombe AB T4L 1H8
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration. No Walk Box
TRAIL Natural forest or historic downtown
MISC. Washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy 2. East on Hwy 12. Left on 53 St.
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY, MURALS
 

LAKE LOUISE & LAKE AGNES, PT #343 - SEASONAL

The route walks along beautiful Lake Louise and then the 12 km continues up a steep climb to Lake Agnes. This walk is at a very high altitude and may be closed if the snow melt is late. These mountains aren't upside down, this is the reflection in the lake! Perhaps the most beautiful walk in the Rockies.
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT Lake Louise parking lot
DISTANCE 5 & 12 km
RATING 1A & 4C
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration. No Walk Box
TRAIL see description at left.
MISC. No National Park Pass required in 2017. Washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS From HWY 1 take Lake Louise exit into town continue straight through and up hill to Chateau Lake Louise parking lot.

(parking lot is located on left before point on map)

LEDUC, PT #16

Leduc is a city of just over 27,000. Located 33 km south of Edmonton on the Queen E Highway.
 
  • The first 10 km route goes to Telford Lake and qualifies for the Trans Canada Trail Program
  • The first 5 km route goes through park and residential areas.
  • The second 5 & 10 km alternate routes start at another location so you must drive to start point before walking. They go through park and residential areas and qualify for the Trans Canada Trail program
  • The last combined 5 & 10 km alternate route includes parks and residential areas (although the shorter route is 6 km you can only take a 5 km distance as it's not registered for 6 km)


 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club
CONTACT Alda W.
happyfoot.souza@gmail.com
START POINT Leduc General Hospital
Emergency Entrance, 4210-48 St.
T9E 5Z3
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk. Ask for the Walk Box at the admitting desk counter.
TRAIL Around town on sidewalks and paved trails of park area.
MISC. Free parking available on 48 St. or in hospital parking lot. Please bring your own water.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 2, take Hwy. 2A (Exit #516) at south end of Leduc. Left turn on 50 St. Right turn on 42 Ave., left on 48 St.
CVF PROGRAM: TRANS CANADA TRAIL
 

LEDUC, PT #77

 
Leduc was first established in 1899, when Robert Telford, a settler, bought land near a lake which would later bear his name. It was on that piece of land where the new settlement would take root. 
 

  • The first 10 km route goes through downtown, residential and park areas, and qualifies for the Community and Trans Canada Trail Programs
  • The first 5 km route goes through park and residential areas.
  • The second 5 & 10 km alternate routes start at another location so you must drive to start point before walking. They go through park and residential areas and qualify for the Trans Canada Trail program
  • The last combined 5 & 10 km alternate route includes parks and residential areas (although the shorter route is 6 km you can only take a 5 km distance as it's not registered for 6 km)

 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club
CONTACT Alda W.
happyfoot.souza@gmail.com
START POINT Leduc General Hospital
Emergency Entrance, 4210-48 St.
T9E 5Z3
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk. Ask for the Walk Box at the admitting desk counter.
TRAIL Around town on sidewalks and paved trails.
MISC. Free parking available on 48 St. or in hospital parking lot.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 2, take Hwy. 2A (Exit #516) at south end of Leduc. Left turn on 50 St. Right turn on 42 Ave., left on 48 St.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, TRANS CANADA TRAIL
 

LETHBRIDGE, PT #225

Lethbridge is Alberta's fourth-largest city by population of almost 95,000. It is located 210 km southeast of Calgary
 

 

Directions to walk start points

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation Alberta Director
CONTACT Denise Wallbank
403-487-3336
dwallban@hotmail.com
START POINT Register at Days Inn, 100-3 Ave. S. T1J 4L2
Route A & B Start point - Fort Whoop-Up (Indian Battle Park) Route C & D Start point - Henderson Lake
NOTE: Register at Inn and drive to Start Point.
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING Route A - 3C
Route B, C & D - 1A. 
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL In river valley. 10 km walk includes stairs.
MISC. Ask for Walk Box at Inn registration desk.
DIRECTIONS From east on Hwy. 3, follow signage for Scenic Drive S. exits. Take Scenic Drive S. to
3 Ave. S. and turn right. In a short distance, make a left into Days Inn parking lot. From west take the City Centre exit which will take you to Scenic Dr. Turn right on Scenic Dr. and right at 3 Ave. In a short distance turn left into Days Inn
CVF PROGRAM: BRIDGES

 
 

MEDICINE HAT, PT #117

 
Medicine Hat is a city of 61,180 people in southeast Alberta, Canada. It is approximately 169 km east of Lethbridge and 295 km southeast of Calgary.
 


JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31, 2017
(Closed: January 1)

SPONSOR Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat
CONTACT Sharon Petrick 403-526-7407
spetrick@hotmail.com
Edna McKelvie 403-526-3153
emckelvi@memlane.com
START POINT Kingsway Gas & Car Wash
642 Kingsway Ave. SE, T1A 2X1
403-526-2000
DISTANCE 6, 11 & 12 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION 8:00 AM to dusk.
TRAIL Residential streets, red shale and asphalt trails and parks.
MISC. Trail goes through some of the most scenic parks in Canada. Expect an abundance of wildlife.
DIRECTIONS From Trans Canada Hwy. east or west, turn north on College Ave. to Kipling St. Right on Kipling St. to Kingsway Ave. Left on Kingsway Ave. to Kingsway Husky Auto Centre
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL, TRANS CANADA TRAIL WITH PAVILION, BRIDGES
 

MEDICINE HAT, PT #74

The name "Medicine Hat" is the English translation of 'Saamis' (SA-MUS) – the Blackfoot word for the eagle tail feather headdress worn by medicine men – or 'Medicine Hat'. Prior to the arrival of Europeans the Blackfoot, Cree and Assiniboine nations used the area for hundreds of years. 
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31, 2017
(Closed: January 1)

SPONSOR Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat
CONTACT Sharon Petrick 403-526-7407
spetrick@hotmail.com
Edna McKelvie 403-526-3153
emckelvi@memlane.com
START POINT Kingsway Gas & Car Wash
642 Kingsway Ave. SE, T1A 2X1
403-526-2000
DISTANCE 6 & 11 km
RATING 2A
REGISTRATION 8:00 AM to dusk.
TRAIL Residential streets, red shale and asphalt trails.
MISC. Enjoy the trails and streets of historic Medicine Hat. Note of Interest: downtown streets are lit by gas lamps.
DIRECTIONS From Trans Canada Hwy. east or west, turn north on College Ave. to Kipling St. Right on Kipling St. to Kingsway Ave., left on Kingsway Ave. to Kingsway Husky Auto Centre
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL, BRIDGES

MEDICINE HAT, PT #40

In 1883, when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) reached Medicine Hat and crossed the river a town site was established using the name from the Indian legends.
 

 


JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31, 2017
(Closed: January 1)

SPONSOR Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat
CONTACT Sharon Petrick 403-526-7407
spetrick@hotmail.com
Edna McKelvie 403-526-3153
emckelvi@memlane.com
START POINT Kingsway Gas & Car Wash
642 Kingsway Ave. SE, T1A 2X1
403-526-2000
DISTANCE 6 11 & 12 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION 8:00 AM to dusk.
TRAIL Residential streets, red shale and asphalt trails, stairs, and parks.
MISC. Trail goes along the river and through several parks.
DIRECTIONS From Trans Canada Hwy. east or west, turn north on College Ave. to Kipling St. Right on Kipling St. to Kingsway Ave. Left on Kingsway Ave. to Kingsway Husky Auto Centre
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL, TRANS CANADA TRAIL, BRIDGES

MEDICINE HAT, PT #333

The Medicine Hat landscape is dominated by the South Saskatchewan River valley. In addition to this major river, both the Seven Persons Creek and Ross Creek empty into the South Saskatchewan River within the City of Medicine Hat boundary. The presence of these water bodies provide for a dramatic valley landscape with numerous cliffs, and finger coulees throughout the city
 

 
INSTRUCTIONS

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31, 2017
(Closed: January 1)

SPONSOR Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat
CONTACT Sharon Petrick 403-526-7407
spetrick@hotmail.com
Edna McKelvie 403-526-3153
emckelvi@memlane.com
START POINT Kingsway Gas & Car Wash
642 Kingsway Ave. SE, T1A 2X1
403-526-2000
DISTANCE 6 & 11 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION 8:00 AM to dusk.
TRAIL Sidewalks and asphalt trails through parks and urban areas. Some shale and stairs.
MISC. Pick up directions from Walk Box and then drive to Crescent Heights Leisure Centre (2000 Division Ave. N.). Washrooms available at start and finish points. Plenty of parking.
DIRECTIONS From Trans Canada Hwy. east or west, turn north on College Ave. to Kipling St. Right on Kipling St. to Kingsway Ave., left on Kingsway Ave. to Kingsway Husky Auto Centre.
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY


MILLET, PT #78 - SEASONAL

Millet in a town  is located approximately 40 km south of Edmonton. The town has won nationally in the Communities in Bloom competition and markets its beautiful setting. With a population of just over 2000.
 
INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

MAY 1 - OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Wetaskiwin Volkssport Walking Club
CONTACT Alda W.
happyfoot.souza@gmail.com
START POINT PetroCan Service Station
5003 - 45 Ave., T0C 1Z0
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL Along shale paths in park and along streets of Millet.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 2 take Millet exit or take Hwy. 2A exit. Walk Box at PetroCan Service Station on 45 Ave.
CVF PROGRAM: MURALS, TRANS CANADA TRAIL, COMMUNITY

MORAINE LAKE, PT #344 - SEASONAL

This is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 km outside the Village of Lake Louise. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet. The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The color is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.
 
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS



MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT Moraine Lake parking lot
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2C & 3C
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration. No Walk Box
TRAIL The 5 km part of the trail is along the shores of Moraine Lake. The 10 km part takes you up the mountain to Consolation Lakes.
MISC. No National Park Pass required in 2017. The Consolation Lakes trail requires walkers to be in groups of 4 or more and carry bear spray, July to September. Washrooms available at Start Point.
DIRECTIONS Included in walk instructions.
 
(walk starts from parking lot north-east of point)

 

MORINVILLE, PT #141

 
The town of Morinville is located 34 km north of Edmonton. The walk starts from the Morinville Shell and winds around wilderness trails and town sidewalks. There is an alternate route in Legal, another 9 km north of Morinville, the alternate has many murals.
 
INSTRUCTIONS
Morinville
 Legal

 

JANUARY 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT David Hall 780-951-2882
davidhall@live.ca
START POINT Shell Station
107 St. & 100 Ave., T8R 1A2
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk. Ask staff for Walk Box.
TRAIL Mainly trails and residential streets.
MISC. Alternate route in Legal. See the 35 murals that celebrate Legal’s French heritage. Register in Morinville.
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton, take Hwy. 2 north to the main Morinville exit, which takes you to 100 Ave. Turn right to the Shell Station.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL

OKOTOKS, PT #142 - SEASONAL

Another beautiful Alberta town situated 18 km south of Calgary. with a population of over 26,000. The route goes along the Sheep River and explores the downtown.
 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE 6 & 10 km
RATING 2A
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration. No Walk Box
TRAIL Dawn to dusk. Route follows the Sheep River as it winds through town and along the historic streets of the Olde Town District.
MISC. Washrooms available at start point and on route.
DIRECTIONS Included in walk instructions.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL, BRIDGES

RED DEER, PT #361 

Great getaway from the busy urban environment into a truly natural surrounding of forest and wildlife.
 
                                  
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 

JAN 1 – DEC 31, 2017

SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
MAIL IN CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com (registration & stamps)
LOCAL CONTACT Connie Simmons
403-309-5589
vwcaclub@gmail.com (trail concerns)
START POINT Kerry Wood Nature Center 6300 45 Ave.
Red Deer AB T4N 3M4
DISTANCE 5 6 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration.  No Walk Box
TRAIL Natural forest
MISC. Use overflow parking. Washrooms available at Start Point Year round 1000-1700; Summer 1000-2000; Holidays 1300-1700 Closed Christmas Day.
DIRECTIONS See below
CVF PROGRAMS: TRANS CANADA TRAIL, BRIDGES, COMMUNITY
 

SHERWOOD PARK, PT #52

Sherwood Park is the largest hamlet in Alberta with 65,000 residents. located on the Eastern boundary of Edmonton. 
 
 
Route A - Ball Lake - This walk starts from Park Centre & Hotel (previously Franklin's Inn)  and crosses Ball Lake to an Island, by some very nice residential homes and then through Heritage Hills wetlands.
Route B 5 km - This walk starts from Park Centre & Hotel and goes to an island on Ball Lake,
Route C - This walk starts from the Strathcona Wilderness Centre after registering at Park Centre & Hotel you must drive to the centre which is located 20 minutes east of Sherwood Park on Township Road 530 (Baseline Rd.). The route winds around the wooded wilderness trails where moose and deer are frequently seen.
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT David Hall 780-951-2882
davidhall@live.ca
START POINT Park Centre & Hotel
2016 Sherwood Dr., T8A 3X3
780-467-1234
DISTANCE 5 & 11 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk with ample parking.
TRAIL See walk descriptions on left
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton via Sherwood Park Freeway, turn left onto Brentwood Blvd. and turn right onto Sherwood Dr. Turn right at the first light into the Hotel's parking lot. From Edmonton via Baseline Rd., turn right onto Sherwood Dr. and turn left onto Festival Ave. into the Hotel's parking lot.
CVF PROGRAM: BRIDGES

 

SHERWOOD PARK, PT #314

In 1953, permission was received from the Municipal District of Strathcona for the development of the residential hamlet named "Campbelltown" and in September 1955, the first model homes were opened to the public. Later in 1956, the name of the hamlet was changed to Sherwood Park, because Canada Post would not approve Campbelltown, since there were several Canadian communities with similar names.

INSTRUCTIONS
ROUTE A - 10 Km ROUTE B - 5 Km
ROUTE C - 5 & 10 Km

 
Route A - This route takes you to the only covered bridge in the Edmonton area and around a beautiful lake in Broadmoor Park. 
Route B - Broadmoor Park - This route goes around the beautiful lake in Broadmoor Park
Route C - Walk Inside at Millennium Place - Drive to Millennium Place at 2000 Premier Way in Sherwood Park and walk around the indoor track 43 times for a 10 km or 22 times for a 5 km walk. An admission fee is required. 
 
 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT David Hall 780-951-2882
davidhall@live.ca
START POINT Park Centre & Hotel
2016 Sherwood Dr., T8A 3X3
780-467-1234
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL See walk descriptions on left
MISC. Ample parking.
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton via Sherwood Park Freeway, turn left onto Brentwood Blvd. and right onto Sherwood Dr. Turn right at the first light into the Hotel's  parking lot. From Edmonton via Baseline Rd., turn right onto Sherwood Dr. and left turn onto Festival Ave. into the Hotel's parking lot.
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY, BRIDGES, MURAL

ST ALBERT, PT #2

The thriving community of St Albert, with a population of 62,000, is adjacent to the City of Edmonton's NW border.  
               5 Km Options

 
Route A - 5, 10 or 11 Km Big Lake 
Route B - 10 Km Heritage Lakes 
Route C - 11 Km Big Lake via Levasseur 
Route D - 14 Km Big Lake
Route E  - 11 Km Big Lake incl. BLESS observation deck and John E. Poole  boardwalk
5 Km options - these include 6 different walks 2 of which are indoors.
25 Km option -  this PT is also registered for a 25 km walk, use the instructions from #32 below
 

 


JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT St. Albert Inn & Suites
156 St. Albert Rd., T8N 0P5
Front desk, 780-459-5551
DISTANCE 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 14 & 25 km
RATING 2A
REGISTRATION Ask staff for Walk Box.
TRAIL See walk descriptions on left
MISC. This walk takes you to Big Lake.
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton, take St. Albert Tr. to St. Albert. Just past the St. Albert Inn, left turn onto Gate Ave. and immediately turn left again into the Inn parking lot. Free parking in front.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL, BRIDGES
 

ST ALBERT, PT #131
 

St. Albert was founded in 1861 by Father Albert Lacombe, who built a small chapel: the Father Lacombe Chapel in the Sturgeon River valley. This chapel still stands to this day on Mission Hill. 
St. Albert first received its town status in 1904 and became a city in 1977.
  



Route A - 10 Km Art and History. Starts at St Albert Inn. 
Route B - 10 Km Art and History. Starts at St Albert Place. 
5 Km options - 3 routes to choose from          
     

 
Driving Directions


JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT St. Albert Inn & Suites
156 St. Albert Rd., T8N 0P5
Front desk, 780-459-5551
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Ask staff for Walk Box.
TRAIL See walk descriptions on left.
MISC. This is the St. Albert HISTORICAL walk.
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton, take St. Albert Tr. to St. Albert. Just past the St. Albert Inn, left turn onto Gate Ave. and immediately turn left again into the Inn parking lot. Free parking in front.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL, BRIDGES
 

ST ALBERT, PT #132                                     

Located in the heart of downtown, St. Albert Place is the focal point of many community events and activities. Designed by world-renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, its sculptural symmetry mimics the curves of the Sturgeon River that runs behind it. There are no corners; only curves. Built in 1984, St. Albert Place was designed as a "people place", housing a unique combination of civic government and cultural activity

INSTRUCTIONS

 
Route A - 10 Km walks around nice residential neighborhoods and along the Sturgeon River.
Route B- 10 Km winds around the northern residential parts of St Albert.
Route C - 5 Km  is a very scenic route through the northern part of St Albert.


JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT Best Western St. Albert
460 St. Albert Tr., T8N 5J9
780-470-3800
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Ask staff for Walk Box.
TRAIL On paved trails and sidewalks. 
DIRECTIONS Continue north on St. Albert Tr. Turn left at McKenney Ave., and right onto Liberton Dr. The Best Western is on the right.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL, BRIDGES

ST ALBERT, PT #320, Walk & Seasonal Ski
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 
 
Route A: 10 km through both east and west trails of River Lot 56 and residential streets.
Route B:  6 km through River Lot 56 east side.
Route C:  5, 6, 10km Indoor track available on third floor. Admission fee to use the track. 
Route D: 5, 6, 10 km Cross Country Ski.   Refer to maps on trail heads of River Lot 56.  One location Poundmaker Road, second location Kingswood Day Area.  Make you own route for the distance you require.
Route E: 5 & 10 km route, mainly on sidewalks and trails. Great for when River Lot is icy or too many mosquitoes.
 

 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Sherry Nixey 780-458-2016
sherry.nixey@icloud.com
START POINT Servus Credit Union Place
400 Campbell Rd. T8N 0R8
780-418-6088
DISTANCE 5, 6 & 10 km
RATING 1A & 2B
REGISTRATION 6:30 AM-9:30 PM. Ask for Walk Box at Admissions desk
TRAIL See walk descriptions on left
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton, on St. Albert Tr. Turn right on Campbell Rd to Servus Place.
From Anthony Henday, take Campbell Rd exit east to
Servus Place.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL

ST ALBERT, PT #32, BIKE - SEASONAL                                                      

The Northern Alberta International Children's Festival in St. Albert is one of the longest-running children's festivals in North America, attracting over 40,000 participants over 5 days, at the end of May. During the five days of the Festival, children experience sights and sounds of many different cultures while learning through the medium nearest and dearest to their hearts - by playing! 
 
INSTRUCTIONS

 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT St. Albert Inn & Suites
156 St. Albert Rd., T8N 0P5
Front desk, 780-459-5551
DISTANCE 20 & 25 km
RATING 2A
REGISTRATION Ask staff for Walk Box.
TRAIL Residential areas and along the trails of Red Willow Park.
MISC. Take time to visit City Hall, St. Albert Place designed by Douglas Cardinal, and the original Mission on the hill.
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton, take St. Albert Tr. to St. Albert. Just past the St. Albert Inn, left turn onto Gate Ave. and immediately turn left again into the Inn parking lot. Free parking in front.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL, BRIDGES

 

SPRUCE GROVE, PT #51

This city of nearly 30,000 is located 11 km west of Edmonton along Highway 16 or Highway 16A.







JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769 
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration No Walk Box
TRAIL Paved trails and sidewalks through forest, parks and residential areas.
MISC. Washrooms available at start. Free parking
DIRECTIONS From Edmonton take Hwy #16 west, Exit 360 Campsite Rd/Jennifer Heil Way, go south (left) to TransAlta Tri-Leisure Centre at 211 Jennifer Heil Way
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY, BRIDGES
 

STONY PLAIN, PT #113

 
This town of 15,000 is located west of Edmonton adjacent to the City of Spruce Grove. Stony Plain is known as "The Town with the Painted Past" due to the amount of painted murals. The town was originally known as Dog Rump Creek.
 
 
NEW LOCATION
 
 

JANUARY 2 - DECEMBER 31, 2017
(Closed January 1st)

SPONSOR Devon Discovery Walkers
CONTACT Bob Duncan 780-963-4145
duncanra@shaw.ca
START POINT Freson Bros. Fresh Market
4416 48 St.
T7Z 1N3
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Open 24 hours. Ask at service desk for walk box. 
TRAIL An easy walk through town to view murals and on park trails. Stroller friendly.
MISC: Parking and washrooms available at start
DIRECTIONS From Hwy 16A South at Hwy 779/ 48 St. Please park well away from store.
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY, MURAL

 

SYLVAN LAKE, PT #313 

 This tourist town of just over 12,000 is located 25 km west of the City of Red Deer along Highway 11 or Highway 11A. It is situated on the southeast edge of Sylvan Lake, a 15 km long freshwater lake
 

 

JAN 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
LOCAL CONTACT (Trail concerns) Sheila Klein 403-877-4474
vwcaclub@gmail.com
MAIL IN CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration. No Walk Box
TRAIL Trails and sidewalks.
DIRECTIONS Sylvan Lake Visitor Information Center 4719 50 Ave
CVF PROGRAM: LIGHTHOUSE, COMMUNITY
 

 

TABER, PT #345 

A very pleasant walk on multi-use trails and sidewalks through some of  the residential and downtown and around the golf course. 
 
 

 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE: 5 & 10 km
RATING: 1A
REGISTRATION: Mail-in registration No Walk Box
START POINT: Taber Aquafun Centre, 4700 50 St.T1G 1T1
TRAIL: City sidewalks and multi-use trails
DIRECTIONS:
CVF PROGRAMS: COMMUNITY
 

 

VEGREVILLE, PT #332 
- SEASONAL

A nice stroll through parks and sidewalks. The 10 km has a short stretch through a nature area.

 
INSTRUCTIONS

 


MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE: 6 & 10 km
RATING: 1B
REGISTRATION: Mail-in registration No Walk Box
START POINT: Elks/Kinsmen Park
TRAIL: City streets and multi-use trail and section of nature trail
MISC:
DIRECTIONS: Included in walk instructions
CVF PROGRAMS: MURAL, COMMUNITY

 

WATERTON VILLAGE, PT #143 - SEASONAL

In the heart of Waterton National Park is the Village. It's scenically located on a small delta which is closely guarded by the Rocky Mountains to the north and west and Upper Waterton Lake to the east and south. Waterton Village is 56 km west of Cardston  on Hwy 5.
 
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A & B - 6 & 10 Km

 
 


MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
START POINT Waterton Sports & Leisure Shop, 214 Mount View Rd.
Tamarack Outdoor Outfitters
T0K 2M0
DISTANCE 6 & 10 km
RATING 2C
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration No Walk Box
TRAIL Paved and gravel trails along lakeshore through woods and town. Watch for wildlife.
MISC. National Park pass required. Free parking on streets. Public washrooms available throughout park.
DIRECTIONS From Hwy. 5, enter Waterton Lakes National Park and continue to town site. Left on Mount View Rd. Store on right.
 
(Store is further east from point)

 

WETASKIWIN, PT #17 - SEASONAL

A small city of 15,500, located 70 km south of Edmonton. The city name comes from the Cree word wītaskīwin-ispatinaw, meaning "the hills where peace was made". 
 
 

 
 
 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Wetaskiwin Volkssport Walking Club
CONTACT Alda W.
happyfoot.souza@gmail.com
START POINT Wayside Inn,
4103-56 St. T9A 1V2, 780-420-1665
DISTANCE 6 & 11 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL Suitable for strollers.
MISC. Ask at reception desk for Walk Registration. Please clean up after dogs.
DIRECTIONS Located on east side of 56 St. between 40 Ave. and 47 Ave. Parking available.
CVF PROGRAM: TRANS CANADA TRAIL, MURAL, COMMUNITY

 

WHITECOURT, PT #111 - SEASONAL

This town of just over 10,000 is located approximately 180 km northwest of Edmonton. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2017

SPONSOR Canadian Volkssport Federation
Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2A
REGISTRATION Mail- in registration No Walk Box
START POINT: Information Centre 3002 33 Street T7S 1N9
TRAIL Suitable for strollers.
MISC. Parking available.
DIRECTIONS Take Hwy. 16 west to Hwy. 43. Entering Whitecourt, follow information signs.
CVF PROGRAM: COMMUNITY
 
 
 
 
Walk for Fun, Fitness, and Friendship


 Walk for Fun, Fitness, and Friendship