There is something truly special about Kananaskis Country that inspires Albertans and visitors to explore its wonder.
Our programs provide opportunities for people to give back to the trails and wild spaces they love, and help others to experience a meaningful connection with Kananaskis Country. Again this year, our superstar volunteers have contributed over 2,700 hours towards making Kananaskis great!
Now you can show your trail love with a donation to the Friends of Kananaskis Country.
For over 25 years, we’ve added more and more opportunities for you to give back to the trails you love. More trail care days, more diverse trails to work on in almost every corner of Kananaskis Country, and more fun projects to participate in.
With your help, we can keep growing these opportunities and keep making a difference!
– FKC Board & Advisory Committee
For generations our families have enjoyed the majestic beauty and exhilaration of being out in the mountains. When we heard of FKC, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to help preserve this special place.
We can honestly say it has been one of the most fun and rewarding volunteering activities that we have done. We get to spend time in nature, learn what it takes to create and maintain those amazing trails, while meeting fantastic people and giving back to something we always loved.”
Anne & Chris Kean, Volunteers
Friends of Kananaskis Country helps to maintain outdoor resources used by enormous numbers of Albertans, Canadians and international visitors. Beyond this, FKC has a central role in ensuring that we do not take for granted the Kananaskis resource and maintain it for the future.
FKC fosters a community of people who care enough about Kananaskis to put their time into caring for its facilities. These volunteers are therefore motivated to look out for and speak out for the needs of Kananaskis Country.
Joe Casey, Volunteer
TRAIL LOVE WILL SUPPORT THESE 2023 PROJECTS
Public Land Partnership & Trail Maintenance Project
To provide volunteer support for ongoing trail maintenance in the Kananaskis Country and Sibbald Public Land Use Zones (for example: Prairie Creek Trail, Powderface Creek Trail, Powderface Ridge, Jumpingpound Summit, Cox Hill).
Expanding the scope of our trail work, the Backcountry Crew are using e-bikes and packable tools to undertake trail projects further afield.
Light Work Crew
To engage volunteers in our less-physically demanding projects that aim to improve trail sightlines, undertake minor trail surface repairs, signage inventory and installation, and brushing ski and snowshoe trails.
Alberta Parks Trail Support
For over 25 years, the Friends of Kananaskis Country have been helping Alberta Parks build and maintain its designated trails, with hundreds of volunteers giving back to the trails they love.
We look forward to reporting on the campaign’s progress and reminding you that
November 15 – National Philanthropy Day
November 29 – GivingTuesday
December 5 – International Volunteer Day
December 11 – International Mountain Day & Last Day of Fundraiser