Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

The Great Divide Trail Association is a 100% volunteer run organization. As presented at our 2018 Annual General Meeting, we currently organize our activities around five committees or volunteer teams. Most meet regularly in Calgary but it is possible to Skype or call into the meetings.  If you are interested in…

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The Vanishing Trail

Cairnes Creek on the David Thompson Heritage Trail

by Dave Higgins Amazing and improbable as it is, Howse Pass is one of the gentlest crossings of the Continental Divide in the southern Canadian Rockies, yet somehow it has managed to escape the fate of other passes in the region. No road or rail line disfigures it. This despite…

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Volunteer Recognition Awards

Pictured above are Lani Smith, Deb Yanchula, Dan Durston, Vikki McGuire

As you may already know the GDTA is a volunteer based organization that relies on the work and passion of people like you. Every year we recognize the efforts of volunteers who go above and beyond to help us achieve our objectives. This year has been an exceptional year for…

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2018 AGM: President’s Report

President's Report

by Dave Hockey Well, I thought last year was busy, but this year was the busiest so far. We got off to a good start in November researching membership software and implementing it. This took countless hours and although we found out that the program did not meet our needs,…

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October 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

Fall on the GDT

Trail Conditions Update – October 22, 2018 Fall colours are here, and so is the snow! Snow has fallen on most of the GDT and early season avalanche conditions exist where snow has accumulated. Expect wet, icy and slippery trail conditions, and wet and muddy sections at lower elevations with recent…

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September 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

GDT Autumn

Trail Conditions Update – September 25, 2018 Fall weather has arrived in the Rockies and that means autumn colours and fresh snowfall. Snow has fallen on much of the GDT at higher elevations and is causing wet and muddy trail conditions. Wet and cool weather means fire danger ratings in the Canadian Rockies…

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August 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – August 30, 2018 WILDFIRES: Fire hazard ratings have reduced in the Rockies. Rain has improved the air quality somewhat but smoke and haze may be present in valleys due to forest fires burning near the GDT. SECTION A TRAIL CLOSURE: Due to the Boundary wildfire, the GDT…

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July 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

Cornwell-cirque

Trail Conditions Update – July 27, 2018 Alpine wildflowers are blooming! Trail conditions are generally good but expect some wet and muddy sections and a few snow patches lingering at higher elevations. Warm weather means rapid snow melt during the day resulting in high water levels and potentially dangerous creek crossings, so…

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June 2018 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – June 27, 2018 It’s transition time on the GDT. Valley bottom trails at lower elevations vary from bare and dry to wet and muddy, while many trails at higher elevation are still snow covered. With warmer weather, trail conditions can change quickly so plan for varying conditions –…

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