Permanent Trails – Routes that can be walked at your leisure.

The Volkssport clubs of Alberta have over 70 PTs across the province.   That’s a compelling reason for out of town walkers to visit Alberta for a few weeks and experience some terrific walking.
Some walks are only open at certain times of the year so check the dates first and also check if there is a walk box or if it’s a mail in. Mail Ins have no local walk box so the instructions need to be downloaded/printed first and the registration and stamping is carried out by mail or electronically.
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 be careful to select the correct route if you are trying to complete a special program. 
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.

Barrhead, Red Deer, Northern Lights, St. Albert, and Medicine Hat organize group walks during the week. If you are in their area please contact them to join the group walk.

ALBERTA WALK LOCATIONS

Airdrie

PT344 AIRDRIE This route follows the Airdrie trail system winding through parks and along creeks and streams.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION: Mail-in registration form No Walk Box
START POINT Genesis Place parking lot
800 East Lake Blvd. NE T4A 2K9
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS Route B 5 km Route A 11 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Paved trails and sidewalks.
MISC. Washrooms and ample parking at Genesis Place.
CVF PROGRAM Bridges

Banff

PT 112 has several routes in the town of Banff. See descriptions below.

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JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Association of Alberta
CONTACT Mary Wright
403-493-9810 mmwright@telus.net
START POINT Jump Start Coffee & Sandwich Place 206 Buffalo St. T0L 0C0, 403-762-0332
DISTANCES: 5, 6, 10, 11, & 13 km
RATING See route instructions
REGISTRATION 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily
TRAIL Mostly paved.
MISC. National Park Pass required. Walk Box is kept on top of the fridge. Public washrooms available across street.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians (See individual route instructions)

Banff PT 112 ROUTE A is an easy walk through downtown Banff, up to the Banff Springs Hotel and Cascade Gardens. Rated 1B.

Banff PT 112 ROUTES B & C explore a number of historic sites throughout the town. Rated 2B. 

Banff PT112 ROUTE D VERMILION LAKES are a chain of lakes located immediately west of Banff town site.  The route provides great views of Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain, among others. Rated 1B  

Banff PT112 ROUTE E CAVE AND BASIN Trek up to the Cave and Basin, birthplace of the Canadian National Park System.  Natural warm mineral springs can be found inside and outside.  There are steps and boardwalks. Rated 2B

Banff PT112 ROUTE F SUNDANCE CANYON 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

Banff PT112 ROUTE G This additional in town route takes you to the Banff Springs Hotel and lovely Cascade Gardens and past the Indian Trading Post to the Warner Horse Stables.  Rated 1B. 

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View from the Bow River Bridge

BANFF PT317 – SEASONAL SULPHUR MOUNTAIN
This mountain is named after the Sulphur Hot Springs.  The route is a steep switchback 5.5 km trail with an elevation gain of 742 m.. You can ride the gondola down for a fee. Once you reach the top of Sulphur Mountain you can walk to Sanson Peak via the short walkway. At the top of Sulphur the view is 360 degrees of fantastic with a view of the Banff town site, Bow Valley, Mount Rundle and the Sundance Range.

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MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Sulphur Mountain Gondola parking lot
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 6 & 11 km
RATING 5C
TRAIL Trail switchbacks up to the peak of Sulphur Mountain, fantastic views from top.
MISC. National Park Pass required. Washrooms available at Start Point.  

BANFF PT337 – SEASONAL  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 The Banff town site.

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Banff Park Lodge 222 Lynx St. T1L 1K5
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 12 km
RATING 3C
TRAIL The route goes through town to the beautiful trail beside the Bow River to the Hoodoos.
MISC. National Park Pass required. Washrooms available at Start Point.  

PT340 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, revealing the Bow River Valley both east and west. 

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MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Banff Park Lodge 222 Lynx St. T1L 1K5
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B & 4C
TRAIL Five km around town, including Banff Centre. The 10 km route includes a 5 km return trip to the peak of Tunnel Mountain.
MISC. National Park Pass required. Washrooms available at Start Point. 

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Barrhead

PT114 BARRHEAD is a vibrant town of just over 4500 people, about an hour north west of Edmonton, nestled beside the Paddle River.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
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 & INSTRUCTIONS 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. 
CVF PROGRAMS Boardwalks

Beaumont

PT031 The thriving community of Beaumont is just outside the City of Edmonton’s SE border.  It is 30 minutes from downtown Edmonton.

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 JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Karen
587-988-4601 kaj24k@gmail.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registrationNo Walk Box
START POINT Dairy Queen 6010-50 St. T4X 1T8
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km East & 5& 10 km West
RATING 2A
TRAIL Walk on paved trails around town and Don Sparrow Lake or the East route around man made lakes.
MISC. Washrooms available at start.
CVF SPECIAL PROGRAMS Famous Canadians

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Calgary

PT060 CALGARY This PT follows the Elbow River and goes through some very upscale neighborhoods.   

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
(Closed: December 25)
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
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 & INSTRUCTIONS Route A 11 km Route B 5 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.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

PT061 CALGARY    Route A & B start from the Repsol Sports Centre 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
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
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 & INSTRUCTIONS Route A & B – 6 & 11 km
Route C – 11 km Route D – 5 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.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges, Famous Canadians

Camrose

PT033 SEASONAL Camrose is a scenic community of 18,000 people with many parks, leading to its moniker “The Rose City”.

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MAY 1  – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT David Hall 
780-951-2882 davidhall@live.ca
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Camrose Recreation Center, 5600-44 Ave T4V 4J7
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Mirror Lake 5 & 10 km Augustana Campus 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
TRAIL Explore the trails along the creek and lakes within the city. One route is through the Augusta University Campus
MISC. Washrooms available at start
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

Canmore

PT075 CANMORE 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. Most routes provide excellent views of the Three Sisters Mountains and the Bow River.  

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Association of Alberta
CONTACT Mary Wright 403-493-9810
mmwright@telus.net
START POINT Canmore Inn & Suites, 1402 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore T1W 1N5 403-609-4656
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS Route A 11 km
Route B – 11 km Route C – 10 km Route D – 5 km
RATING 1B & 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
MISC. Washrooms available at start point.
TRAIL Sidewalks and trails
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges, Boardwalks

Cardston

PT144 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.

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JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Chinook Country Pacers
CONTACT Sherri McDonald 
403-653-3824 templehaven@shaw.ca
START POINT Husky Station 60-1 Ave., West 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.
MISC. Ask for Walk Box. Parking and washrooms available at Start Point.
CVF PROGRAM Famous Canadians

PT145 CARDSTON 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
SPONSOR Chinook Country Pacers
CONTACT Sherri McDonald 
403-653-3824 templehaven@shaw.ca
START POINT Remington Carriage Museum 623 Main St., T0K 0K0 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.
CVF PROGRAM Famous Canadians

Cochrane

PT364 COCHRANE  The town of over 26,000 residents is located 18 km west of the Calgary city limits along Highway 1A. It is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada.  The town is surrounded by Rocky View County.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINTS Routes A, B & C at Ramada Inn, 10 Westside Dr
Route D at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS Route A – 6 & 11 km
Route B – 11 km Route C – 6 km Route D – 6 & 12 km
RATING 1A 2B 3B
TRAIL Dawn to Dusk. Choice of routes.
MISC.  Washrooms available at Start Point and along some routes.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

Cold Lake

PT076 SEASONAL COLD LAKE has a population of almost 15,000. 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
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form
No Walk Box
START POINT Route A & B Cold Lake Provincial Park
Route C Cold Lake Marina parking lot, Lakeshore Dr & 8th Ave
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km Route B – 10 km Route C – 6 km
RATING 2B
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.  

Crowsnest Pass

PT224 SEASONAL CROWSNEST PASS Frank is a small community of 85, 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 Frank Slide Routes A & B tour the slide area. 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form  No Walk Box
START POINT Route A & B Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Route C Stone’s Throw Cafe, 13047 20 Ave, Blairmore
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS Route A & B – 5 & 10 km
Route C – 6 km
RATING 1A & 3C
TRAIL Choice of in-town or wilderness trails.
MISC. Washrooms available at start points. 

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Devon

PT047 SEASONAL  Devon is a town with a population of just over 6500 which sits on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, 26 km southwest of Edmonton.

MAY 4 – OCTOBER 31
SPONSOR Devon Discovery Walkers 
CONTACT Nicci Drury 
780-299-3051 Niccid116@gmail.com
REGISTRATION 08:00 – 22:00
START POINT IGA 51 Superior St T9G 1K8
DISTANCE Route A – 10 km instructions in walk box
Route B – 5 km instructions in walk box
RATING 1A
TRAIL Walk on paved and multi-use trails in the town.
MISC. Ask for Walk Box at Customer Service 
CVF PROGRAMS

Drumheller

PT335 SEASONAL  DRUMHELLER The town of Drumheller, within the Red Deer River Valley in the Badlands, is located 110 km northeast of Calgary. This 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
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form No Walk Box
START POINT Drumheller Visitor Info Centre, 60 1 Ave West
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS Route A – 10 km
Route B – 6 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Sidewalks and paved trails.
CVF PROGRAM Bridges

Dunvegan

PT367 SEASONAL   DUNVEGAN is a historic site on the banks of the Peace River.

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form No Walk Box
START POINT Visitor Centre, Hwy 2 & Township Rd 801A
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km instructions
RATING 1B
TRAIL Paved & natural trails through historic site and market garden beside the Peace River.
MISC Parking & washrooms at Visitor Centre. Ice Cream in the garden gift shop..
CVF PROGRAM Bridges

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Edmonton

PT034   EDMONTON Capital City 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.
Route A takes you through the legislative grounds, downtown and across the High Level Bridge.
Route B takes you through the legislative grounds and park areas.
Route C crosses the new Walterdale Bridge, explores Rossdale, the legislature grounds & returns through parks.
Route D takes you through the legislature grounds & crosses the High Level Bridge.
Route E is a nice preview of the legislative grounds.
Route F crosses the Walterdale Bridge and visits the legislative grounds.  

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Joan 780-433-0282
START POINT Kinsmen Sports Centre
9100 Walterdale Hill, T6E 2V3
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km Route B – 10 km Route C – 10 km
Route D – 6 km Route E – 6 km Route F – 6 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to Dusk, 7 days a week.
TRAIL See descriptions above.
MISC. Ample parking. Washrooms and some food services available inside Sports Centre.
CVF PROGRAMS Capital City, Bridges, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians

PT115   EDMONTON West Edmonton Mall 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
SPONSOR Devon Discovery Walkers
CONTACT Irene Miller 
780-462-0726 or 780-405-4367 irene.miller1@shaw.ca
START POINT Crunch Fitness,  West Edmonton Mall, Entrance 8, Lower Level
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 6, 7 & 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION 7 am to 9 pm.
TRAIL Indoor Mall walk.
MISC.
CVF PROGRAM

PT118   EDMONTON U of A 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.
Route C a great preview of the U of A and also follows a dirt path along the North Saskatchewan River.
Route D  explores more of the U of A Campus.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Joan 780-433-0282
START POINT Kinsmen Sports Centre
9100 Walterdale Hill, T6E 2V3
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km Route B – 10 km
Route C – 6 km Route D – 6 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.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

PT133         EDMONTON Wolf Willow
 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
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Martha Miller
780-644-5942 ccfirst@shaw.ca
START POINT Husky Market Wolf Willow 6827-170 St., T5P 4W4
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km Route B – 10 km Route C – 10 km
Route D – 5 km Route E – 5 km Route F – 5 km
RATING 1A, 3B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk, Ask staff for Walk Box
TRAIL See descriptions above.
MISC. Washrooms available at Start Point.
CVF PROGRAM Bridges

PT222      EDMONTON  Hermitage
Routes A & B – wind down into the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley.
Route C – is the least strenuous and tours residential areas.    
Route D & E – have a mixture of residential and pathways with both routes overlooking the North Saskatchewan River as the trail winds along the top of the bank, almost to the Henday Bridge. Fantastic views and great trails. 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Duane Spurrier 
780-475-8976 duanespurrier@telues.net
START POINT Sobeys, Clareview Shopping Centre 13504 Victoria Tr., T5A 5C9
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km Route B – 5 km Route C – 5 km
Route D – 10 km Route E – 5 km
RATING 1A, 1B & 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk. Walk Box at customer service desk.
TRAIL see descriptions to left.MISC. Route A & B aren’t stroller friendly and go through an off leash dog area. Other routes are stroller friendly.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

PT226   EDMONTON Castle Downs 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 through part of the military commemorative park in Griesbach

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
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 & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km Route B – 10 km Route C – 10 km
Route D – 5 km Route E – 5 km
RATING 1A & 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk,
TRAIL See descriptions above
MISC. Washrooms available inside the YMCA. 

PT318   EDMONTON Twin Brooks This walk starts from the William Lutsky South Edmonton YMCA and winds through the Black Mud Creek trails and the sidewalks of Twin Brooks passing many beautiful yards and houses. 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
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 & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km Route B – 5 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.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

PT336   EDMONTON South Central  Walk by some of the biggest and most elegant homes in the city as you walk beside creeks and lakes.

JANUARY 1  – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Gisele Roberts
403-506-7176 gis_rob@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Waves Coffee 5124 Mullen Rd T6R 0S9
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km Route B – 5 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Walk along the Black Mud Creek passing some of the most elegant homes in the Terwillegar & Magrath subdivisions.
MISC. Washrooms available at start in nearby businesses 

PT339    EDMONTON Southwest (Windermere) See some of the most luxuriant homes in Edmonton with 5 and 6 car garages. 

JANUARY 1  – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT David Hall 
780-951-2882 davidhall@live.ca
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form. No Walk Box
START POINT State & Main 1237 Windermere Way T6W 2P3
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Paved trails around numerous man made lakes.
MISC. Washrooms available at start in nearby businesses

PT341    EDMONTON Southeast (Summerside) This walk goes by the largest man-made lake in the city and on a sunny day the beaches are full of people.

JANUARY 1  – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Don Shubert
780-272-5462 donsh@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Shoppers Drug Mart 924-91 St T6X 1P2
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Sidewalks and paved trails
MISC. Washrooms available at start in nearby businesses 

PT366    EDMONTON Blackmud Creek This walk goes by a number of man-made lakes and on all new trails. 

JANUARY 1  – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Breda Keegan
587-594-1458 bredamkeegan@gmail.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Shoppers Drug Mart 2650 James Mowatt Trail SW T6W 1A8
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 11 km
Route B – 6 km
Route C – 6 & 10 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL The paved trails follow the Blackmud Creek.
MISC. Washrooms available at start in nearby businesses  

Edson

PT365    EDSON The town is located in Yellowhead County, 192 km west of Edmonton along the Yellowhead Highway. Residents of Edson are referred to as Edsonites.

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31

SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form No Walk Box
START POINT Repsol Place 1021 49 St. T7E 1T7
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL Dawn to dusk. Route follows paved and natural trails through urban forests and residential sidewalks
MISC. Ample parking and washrooms available at start point. 

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Fort Saskatchewan

PT311    FORT SASKATCHEWAN is a city located 25 km northeast of Edmonton, along the North Saskatchewan River. The population is over 25,000. 
Route A uses mainly paved trails around the Northeast part of town. 
Route B uses trails plus goes downtown. 
Route C uses trails plus goes downtown.  

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31(Closed: December 25)
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Kathleen Parr 
780-998-1033 walksalot2@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form No Walk Box
START POINT Westview Plaza 9713 90 St T8L 1K5
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Dawn to dusk, see descriptions at left.
MISC. Free parking in Westview Plaza. Washrooms at 7-Eleven
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

PT312     FORT SASKATCHEWAN was, 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.     

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31
(Closed: December 25)
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Kathleen Parr 
780-998-1033 walksalot2@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form No Walk Box
START POINT Westview Plaza 9713 90 St parking lot T8L 1K5
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 10 km
Route C – 5 km
Route D – 5 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Dawn to dusk, see descriptions above.
MISC. Free parking in Westview Plaza. Washrooms at 7-Eleven
CVF PROGRAMS:

Fox Creek

PT116        FOX CREEK is located on Highway 43, approximately 259 km northwest of Edmonton. It was founded in 1971 and  has a population of just over 2000.    

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Evelyn Rogers 
780-622-3578 riclyn2@telus.net
START POINT Petro Canada Service Station 52 Highway Ave., T0H 1P0
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 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 Park facing Kaybob Dr. on left side of Station front door. 

Grande Prairie

PT135   SEASONAL    GRANDE PRAIRIE is the seventh-largest city in Alberta with a population over 68,500. It is located approximately 456 km northwest of Edmonton.    
  

Grand Prairie

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form No Walk Box
START POINT Muskoseepi Park Pavilion 10236-102 Ave., T8V 1C1
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A & B – 5 & 12 km
RATING 2A
TRAIL Paved trail and some sidewalk.
MISC.  Stroller friendly. All facilities at Pavilion. Ample parking on weekdays, more parking to the south if necessary.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges, Famous Canadians

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High Level

PT369   SEASONAL    HIGH LEVEL is a stop over on the way to the north and a gateway to the huge oil and gas fields to the north and west. The MacKenzie Crossroads Museum is well worth a visit.  

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form No Walk Box
START POINT MacKenzie Crossroads Museum & Visitor Centre, 10803 96 St. High Level T0H 1Z0
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL Follow sidewalks through town and paved trails beside the forest.
MISC.   Ample parking and restrooms at the museum.
CVF PROGRAMS

Hinton

PT331     SEASONAL HINTON, with a population of almost 10000,  is located 81 km northeast of Jasper and about 284 km west of Edmonton. The 5 km route follows the extensive Beaver Boardwalk around beaver ponds and in addition the longer route winds through the adjacent forest.  

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in Registration form No Walk Box
START POINT Lions Park corner of Mountain St & Emerson Drive
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A & B – 6 & 11 km
RATING 2A & 3C
TRAIL Paved trails, boardwalk, and dirt paths.
MISC. Outhouse available at Start Point.  
CVF PROGRAM Boardwalks

Innisfail

PT342   SEASONAL   INNISFAIL is located in Central Alberta on Hwy #2 about 30 km south of Red Deer, its population is close to 8,000.  INSTRUCTIONS   

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27, 2019
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in Registration form No Walk Box
START POINT Centennial Park 5303 50 St
Innisfail T4G 1S1
DISTANCE
Route A & B – 6 & 10 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Sidewalks and multi-use trails
MISC. Washrooms available at Start Point. 
CVF PROGRAMS Boardwalks

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Jasper

PT 134 JASPER  Discovery Trail   The commercial centre of Jasper National Park, Jasper is located in the Canadian Rockies in the Athabasca River Valley, approximately 362 km west of Edmonton and 290 km north of Banff.

Jasper

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT David Prowse 
780-852-3241 dpprowse@incentre.net
START POINT Totem Ski Shop 408 Connaught Dr., T0E 1E0
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 8 km
Route C – 5 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. National Park Pass required.
Washrooms available on route. Free parking on street. 

PT 315 JASPER     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 goes around the town site.
Route B goes around Lake Annette (drive to start point).
Route C goes past Old Fort Point and around Lake Beauvert  passing Jasper Park Lodge.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT David Prowse 
780-852-3241 dpprowse@incentre.net
START POINT Totem Ski Shop 408 Connaught Dr., T0E 1E0
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 5 km
Route B – 10 km
Route C – 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. National Park Pass required. Washrooms available on route. Free parking on street. 

PT 319 SEASONAL JASPER     Maligne Canyon 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. Register at Totem Sports and then drive 10 minutes to Maligne Canyon.  

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT David Prowse 
780-852-3241 dpprowse@incentre.net
START POINT Maligne Canyon Restaurant & Gift Shop
NOTE: Register at Totem Ski Shop – 408 Connaught Dr., T0E 1E0 and drive 10 minutes to the Start Point.
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 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. National Park Pass required. Parking and washrooms available.
CVF PROGRAM Bridges

Johnston Canyon

PT 338 SEASONAL JOHNSTON CANYON 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. 

Johnston Canyon

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Johnston Canyon parking lot
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 12 km
RATING 2B & 4C
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. National Park Pass required. Washrooms available at Start Point.
CVF PROGRAM Bridges, Boardwalks

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Lacombe

PT 360 LACOMBE is a great getaway from the busy urban environment into a truly natural surrounding of forest and wildlife.    
Route A & B – takes you through natural areas
Route C & D – tours historic downtown, murals and natural area

JAN 1 – DEC 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
CONTACT Sharon Tchir
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com (Registration & Stamping)
 LOCAL CONTACT Laurie Wells 403-350-995 vwcaclub@gmail.com (trail concerns)
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form. No Walk Box
START POINT Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex 5429 53 St Lacombe AB T4L 1H8
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A & B – 5 & 10 km
Route C & D – 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B

TRAIL Natural forest or historic downtown
MISC. Washrooms available at Start Point.
CVF PROGRAM: 

Lake Louise

PT 343 SEASONAL LAKE LOUISE & LAKE AGNES 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. 

Lake Louise

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Chateau Lake Louise parking lot
DISTANCE 5 & 12 km
RATING 1A & 4C
TRAIL see description above
.MISC.  National Park Pass required. Washrooms available at Start Point. 

Leduc

PT016 EAST LEDUC is a city of just over 31,000. Located 33 km south of Edmonton on the Queen E Highway.  
Route A Starts at the Leduc Recreation Centre and explores Telford Lake and the Civic Centre
Route B Starts at Telford House
Route C Starts at the Recreation Centre and goes through the Lions Campground and Meadowview Park
Route D Starts at the Recreation Centre and goes downtown

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Mary Almond
780 920-5144 maryealmond@icloud.com
START POINT 
Leduc Recreation Centre, 4330 Black Gold Drive
Telford House, 4907 46 St.
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 6 & 10 km
Route B – 6 & 8 km
Route C – 6 km
Route D – 5 km (Coming soon)
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
TRAIL Around town on sidewalks and paved trails of park area.
MISC. Washrooms and food available at start point.
CVF PROGRAMS  Boardwalks

PT077 WEST 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.  

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Margaret Lyall
780 996-1015 margaret@lyall.ca
START POINT 
Rona (Deer Valley), 5205 Discovery Way
Husky (Southfork), 102 Southfork Drive
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A (Deer Valley) – 10 km
Route B (Deer Valley) – 5 km
Route C (Southfork) 10 km
Route D (Southfork) 6 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
TRAIL Around the west side of town on sidewalks and paved trails.
MISC. Washrooms available at start and Tim’s is across the street
CVF PROGRAMS:

Lethbridge

PT225 LETHBRIDGE is Alberta’s third-largest city by population of over 100,000. It is located 210 km southeast of Calgary 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF 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 park at golf course
NOTE: Register at Inn and drive to Start Point.
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
Route C – 10 km
Route D – 5 km
RATING Route A – 3C and 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.
CVF PROGRAM Bridges

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Medicine Hat

PT117 MEDICINE HAT  is a city of 63,018 people in southeast Alberta. It is approximately 169 km east of Lethbridge and 295 km southeast of Calgary. 

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31 (Closed: January 1)
SPONSOR Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat
CONTACT
Sharon Petrick 403-526-7407s petrick@hotmail.com
Edna McKelvie 403-526-3153 emckelvi@memlane.com
START POINT  Gas King 642 Kingsway Ave SE T1A 2X1
403-526-2000 Ask for box at counter.
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
6 km route 11 & 12 km route
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.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges 

PT074 MEDICINE HAT   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. 

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31 (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: Gas King 642 Kingsway Ave SE T1A 2X1 403-526-2000 ask for box at counter
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
6 km Route
11 km Route
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.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

PT040 MEDICINE HAT   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 (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: Gas King – 642 Kingsway Ave SE T1A 2X1
403-526-2000 ask for box at counter
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
6 km Route
11 km Route
12 km Route
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.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

PT333 MEDICINE HAT   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 boundary. The presence of these water bodies provide for a dramatic valley landscape with numerous cliffs and finger coulees throughout the city. 

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31 (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
REGISTRATION POINT:Gas King 642 Kingsway Ave SE T1A 2X1 403-526-2000 ask for box at counter
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 6 & 11 km Routes
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. 

PT362 MEDICINE HAT   Redcliff is situated at a high elevation relative to the surrounding landscape, the Town of Redcliff offers views of the South Saskatchewan River Valley, the city of Medicine Hat, and the Cypress Hills. The cliffs that overlook the river valley resemble badland formations.

Redcliff

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31 (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
REGISTRATION POINT:Gas King 642 Kingsway Ave SE T1A 2X1 403-526-2000 ask for box at counter
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
7 km Route
11 km Route
RATING 1B & 3B
REGISTRATION 8:00 AM to dusk.
TRAIL Sidewalks, paved and red shale trails.
MISC. Pick up directions from Walk Box and then drive to the start point at Redcliff Riverview Golf Course, 700 Redcliff Way, Redcliff T0J 2P0 Washrooms available at start and finish points. Plenty of parking.
CVF PROGRAM:

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Millet

PT078  SEASONAL MILLET is 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 2090.

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Theresa Doherty
780 907-6955 theresa.doherty1964@gmail.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Millet Public Library 5031 – 49 Ave., T0C 1Z0
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL Along shale paths beside the Creek, in the park and along streets of Millet.
CVF PROGRAMS

Moraine Lake

PT344  SEASONAL MORAINE LAKE  is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park 14 km from the Village of Lake Louise. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet. Being glacially fed, the lake does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue, due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.  

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form.  No Walk Box
START POINT Moraine Lake parking lot
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2C & 3C
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. National Park Pass required. 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. 

Morinville

PT141  MORINVILLE is located 34 km north of Edmonton. The walk starts from the Morinville Fish and Game Pond and follows a paved trail along the edge of town and through residential areas to downtown. Check out the alternate route in Legal, another 9 km north of Morinville, which celebrates Legal’s French heritage through over 35 murals.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT David Hall
 780-951-2882 davidhall@live.ca
DRIVING DIRECTIONS  
Morinville Walk Location
Legal Walk Location 
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Morinville Route A – 10 km Route B – 5 km
Legal Route C – 10 km Route D – 5 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mail in registration form. No Walk Box.
TRAIL Mainly paved trails and residential streets.
MISC. Alternate route in Legal.
CVF PROGRAMS

Okotoks

PT132  SEASONAL OKOTOKS is another beautiful Alberta town situated 18 km south of Calgary. with a population of over 29,000. The route goes along the Sheep River and explores the downtown. 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form.  No Walk Box
START POINT Okotoks Visitor Center 53 North Railway St T1S 1J3
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km Route B – 6 km
RATING 2A
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.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

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Peace River

PT368 SEASONAL PEACE RIVER is a town of about 7000 situated on the banks of the Peace River at its confluence with the Smoky River, the Heart River and Pat’s Creek.

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration formNo Walk Box
START POINT Peace River Mall, 10122 100 St
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL The trail winds along the banks of the Peace River. Great views.
.MISC.  Washrooms available at Start Point. 
CVF SPECIAL PROGRAMS Bridges, Famous Canadians

Red Deer

PT361  RED DEER Great getaway from the busy urban environment into a truly natural surrounding of forest and wildlife.      

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2019
SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
MAIL IN CONTACT Sharon Tchir
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com (registration & stamps)
LOCAL CONTACT Anita Thomas
403-755-3016 (h)403-598-1093 (c) vwcaclub@gmail.com
(trail concerns)
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form.  No Walk Box
START POINT Kerry Wood Nature Center 6300 45 Ave.Red Deer AB T4N 3M4
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
Route C – 10 km
Route D – 5 km
Route E – 6 km
RATING 2B
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.
CVF SPECIAL PROGRAMS Bridges

PT363  RED DEER is located in aspen parkland, a region of rolling hills that is home to oil, grain, and cattle production. It is a centre for oil and agriculture distribution. 
There is construction on the longer route, contact Anita @ numbers listed at right or Sheila @ 587-877-7546

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
MAIL IN CONTACT Sharon Tchir
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com (registration & stamps)
LOCAL CONTACT Anita Thomas
403-755-301)6 (h)403-598-1093 (c) vwcaclub@gmail.com
(trail concerns)
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form.  No Walk Box
START POINT Bower Ponds Pavilion 4707 Fountain Dr. Red Deer AB T4N 6W4
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
6 km route & 10 km route
RATING 2B
TRAIL Explores several historic points.
MISC. Washrooms available during business hours.  
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges 

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Sherwood Park

PT052  SHERWOOD PARK is the largest hamlet in Alberta with 70,618 residents. located on the eastern boundary of Edmonton.  
 Route A – Ball Lake – This walk 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 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
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Karen Krein
780-446-9006 kkrein@shaw.ca
START POINT Park Centre & Hotel 2016 Sherwood Dr., T8A 3X3 780-467-1234
DRIVING DIRECTIONS To Strathcona Wilderness
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 11 km
Route B – 5 km
Route C – 5 & 11 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk with ample parking.
TRAIL See walk descriptions above.
CVF PROGRAM Bridges

PT314  SHERWOOD PARK 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.
 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
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Karen Krein
780-446-9006 kkrein@shaw.ca
START POINT Park Centre & Hotel 2016 Sherwood Dr., T8A 3X3 3780-467-1234
DRIVING DIRECTIONS Millennium Place
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
Route C – Millennium Place
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk with ample parking.
TRAIL See walk descriptions above
CVF PROGRAM: Bridges

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St Albert

PT002 ST ALBERT The thriving community of St Albert, with a population of 64,645, is adjacent to the City of Edmonton’s NW border.          
 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  – 10 & 11 Km Big Lake: longer distance includes the John E. Poole  boardwalk
5 Km options – these include 4 different walk options.
25 Km option –  this PT is also registered for a 25 km walk, use the instructions from #32 below 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Gisele Roberts 
403-506-7175 gis_rob@hotmail.com
START POINT St. Albert Inn & Suites 156 St. Albert Trail, T8N 0P5 780-459-5551 Free parking in front
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A Route B  Route C  Route D  Route E   5 km Options
RATING 1A, 1B, 2A
REGISTRATION Ask staff for Walk Box.
TRAIL See walk descriptions above
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges, Boardwalks 

PT131 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               

Father Albert Lacombe Chapel

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Gisele Roberts 
403-506-7175 gis_rob@hotmail.com
START POINT St. Albert Inn & Suites 156 St. Albert Trail T8N 0P5 780-459-5551 Free parking in front
DRIVING DIRECTIONS St Albert Place
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 10 km – Alternate start at St Albert Place
5 km Options
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Ask staff for Walk Box.
TRAIL See walk descriptions above.
MISC. This is the St. Albert HISTORICAL walk.
CVF PROGRAMS: Bridges, Famous Canadians

PT132 ST ALBERT         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. (seen on Route A)
 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.
Route D – 5 & 10 Km walks inside St Albert Centre

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Gisele Roberts 
403-506-7175 gis_rob@hotmail.com
START POINT Best Western St. Albert 460 St. Albert Tr., T8N 5J9
780-470-3800
DRIVE TO ROUTE D St Albert Centre
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A Route B Route C Route D
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Ask staff for Walk Box.
TRAIL On paved trails and sidewalks. 
CVF PROGRAMS: Bridges, Famous Canadians

PT320 ST ALBERT
 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 your 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 has too many mosquitoes. 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
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 & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A Route B Route C Route D Route E
RATING 1A & 2B
REGISTRATION 6:30 AM-9:30 PM. Ask for Walk Box at Admissions desk
TRAIL See walk descriptions above
CVF PROGRAM  

PT032 SEASONAL ST. ALBERT BIKE          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!  

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Gisele Roberts 
403-506-7175 gis_rob@hotmail.com
START POINT St. Albert Inn & Suites 156 St. Albert Trail , T8N 0P5 780-459-5551 Free parking in front.
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
10 km 14 km 20 km 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.
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges, Famous Canadians 

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Spruce Grove

PT051 SPRUCE GROVE This city of nearly 34,900 is located 11 km west of Edmonton along Highway 16 or Highway 16A. The trail system that winds its way through the urban forest shows why the city deserves its name.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769  sdtchir@me.com
START POINT Tri Leisure Centre, 221 Jennifer Heil Way
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 KM
Route B – 5 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form No Walk Box
TRAIL Paved trails and sidewalks through forest, parks and residential areas.
MISC. Washrooms available at start. Free parking
CVF PROGRAM: Bridges

Stony Plain

PT113 STONY PLAIN
 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.

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31
(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.
MISC: Parking and washrooms available at start. Please park well away from store.
CVF PROGRAMS

Sylvan Lake

PT313 SYLVAN LAKE   This tourist town of just over 14,300 is located 25 km west 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 INSTRUCTIONS
ROUTE A:   scenic walk taking in the Lighthouse, pier and waterfront.
ROUTE A/B:  route A plus treed multi-use trail, RCMP station, Fire Hall and Town Hall.
ROUTE A/C: route A plus treed MUT and walks parallel to the Railroad tracks. 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
LOCAL CONTACT (Trail concerns) Sheila Klein 
587-877-7546 vwcaclub@gmail.com
MAIL IN CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 5 km
Route A/B – 10 km
Route A/C – 10 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form. No Walk Box
TRAIL Trails and sidewalks.
START POINT North Promenade Parking Lot 4719 50 Ave.
CVF PROGRAM Lighthouses

Taber

PT345 TABER, A very pleasant walk on multi-use trails and sidewalks through some of  the residential areas, downtown and around the golf course.   

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir
 780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION: Mail-in registration form.  No Walk Box
START POINT: Taber Aquafun Centre, 4700 50 St. T1G 1T1
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
RATING: 1A
TRAIL: City sidewalks and multi-use trails  

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Vegreville

PT332 SEASONAL VEGREVILLE A nice stroll through parks and sidewalks past the iconic giant pysanka. The 10 km has a short stretch through a nature area. 

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION: Mail-in registration form  No Walk Box
START POINT: Elks/Kinsmen Park 5334 43 St. T9C 1C6
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS Routes A & B – 6 & 10 km
RATING: 1B
TRAIL: City streets and multi-use trail and section of nature trail
MISC:
CVF PROGRAMS Bridges

Waterton

PT143 SEASONAL WATERTON VILLAGE 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. Due to ongoing construction throughout the townsite and campground, detours may be necessary.  

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form No Walk box 
START POINT The Tamarack 214 Mount View Rd. TOK 2M0
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 6 & 10 km
RATING 2C
TRAIL Paved and gravel trails along the lake shore, through woods and town. Watch for wildlife. Consider stopping at the Prince of Wales Hotel for the view and refreshments.
MISC. National Park pass required. Free parking on streets. Public washrooms available throughout park. 

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Wetaskiwin

PT017 SEASONAL WETASKIWIN  A small city of 12,655, located 70 km south of Edmonton. Its name comes from the Cree word wītaskīwin-ispatinaw, meaning “the hills where peace was made”.    

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Judy Zimmel
780-352-7407 judykzim@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION Mail-in registration form No Walk Box
START POINT By the Lake Park, Wetaskiwin
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 6 & 11 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Route circles a beautiful lake, before the 11 km route heads into town.
MISC. 
CVF PROGRAM

Whitecourt

PT111 SEASONAL WHITECOURT This town of just over 10,200 is located approximately 180 km northwest of Edmonton.   

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon Tchir 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Mail- in registration form No Walk Box
START POINT Information Centre 3002-33 St. T7S 1N9
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 2A
TRAIL Suitable for strollers.
MISC. Parking available. 

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