Trail Love – Give Back

We launched our first TRAIL LOVE - GIVE BACK Fundraiser November 15 - December 7 with the goal to raise $7,000 to ensure our programs continue to foster a powerful, broad-based public connection with Kananaskis Country through trail stewardship, volunteer trail work events, education and outreach.

We Raised $7,296 - THANK YOU!

You pushed us over the finish line and we exceeded our $7,000 goal - now that's good trail love!

Your love for Kananaskis trails and support for our programs will be appreciated by generations of trail users now and into the future.

On behalf of the Friends of Kananaskis Country and all trail lovers - THANK YOU.

With sincere appreciation & thanks,
Nancy Ouimet
Executive Director


Our mission is exciting; creating opportunities for people who care about Kananaskis, to give back to the place they love.    

- Derek Ryder, Chair


Friend of Kananaskis Country encourages and facilitates many ways for Albertans to engage in a positive partnership with Alberta Parks to plan, build and maintain quality trails in Kananaskis Country.     

- Don Cockerton, Volunteer Crew Leader



I volunteer for Friends of Kananaskis Country because when hikers and skiers go on the trails we have cleared it will make them happy.

– Caitlin Irwin, 11-year-old Volunteer




Trail Love Definition (Urban Dictionary):

Cuts, scrapes, and scratches to the skin (particularly bleeders. Minor to serious) from rock, dirt, or vegetation while hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, approaching rock climbing walls, or other outdoor trail sports. Often from a crash or a fall, but can also be from pushing through thick vegetation or rocks on narrow trails. Implies an abusive relationship with the trail, but actually emphasizes the person's love and respect for the unbiased nature of the outdoors.