The first registered volkssport club in Alberta is listed as the Midnight Twilight Tourist Association in St Albert in 1985.

Innisfail 1988

The first club still in existence was the Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club, founded in 1987 (renamed to Northern Lights Walking Club in 2018). Followed by the Barrhead Walkie Talkie Club and St Albert Trekkers in 1988, Devon Discovery Walkers founded in 1992 (renamed Parkland Walkers in 2020) and the Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat in 1995.

The maximum number of clubs in Alberta was 13 in 1997. We currently have 5 clubs throughout Alberta.

The provincial organization, Volkssport Association of Alberta (VAA), was established in 1986 along with the national organization, Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF).

For more detailed Alberta historical information check out the following Tabs:

Under History Tab:
Alberta History
Phillips Award Recipients
VAA Honorary Members
Alberta Annual Calendars
VAA Newsletter
VAA Minutes and Executive lists

Under individual Club tabs:
Medicine Hat
Sub tab on St Albert Trekkers
Trekkers’ History