Our Trail Updates Database

by Tony Daffern on June 12, 2014

Roads are opening and flood-damaged trails are being repaired. Please assist by adding comments to this post so we can update our trails database. We really appreciate your input. In particular we need information on trails in the Highwood and Gorge Creek areas. Check a trail’s status by clicking on the box to the right.

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Avalanche Canada

by Tony Daffern on October 6, 2014

avalanche canadaAvalanche Canada is the new name for the Canadian Avalanche Centre, the world class organization that has provided Avalanche Bulletins for Canada’s winter backcountry users for the past 10 years. Separated from the Canadian Avalanche Association, the organization that serves and supports professional avalanche workers, it will have its own new logo, its own staff and its own board of directors. Avalanche Canada will continue to offer the same public avalanche safety programs, deliver public avalanche awareness and education programs, act as a central point-of-contact for avalanche information, and encourage avalanche research. Along with the name change comes an additional $150,000 from the Alberta government for each of the next three years.

One thing that has not changed is their website address. You will still go to avalanche.ca for public bulletins and to access their services. Expect a new look to the website by the start of the winter.

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The Outdoor Gratitude Log Project

September 28, 2014

We were up on the Coyote Hills recently and were surprised to find within the cairn a large pink plastic box containing  The Outdoor Gratitude Log, which is a new take on a summit register. The question is asked “ What are  you grateful for?” I found this a really odd question,  because according to […]

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Attend the Bragg Creek Trails Fundraiser Film Fest

August 31, 2014

Support the Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society and the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association by attending the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Best of Fest Tour at the Bragg Creek Community Centre — 23 White Ave Bragg Creek — Saturday September 6. Doors Open at 6pm – Show starts at 7 pm – Show ends 9:45 pm. Purchase advance […]

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Partial Closure of Forestry Trunk Road (Hwy. 940)

August 3, 2014

Sections of Forestry Trunk Road (940) may be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until further notice. There will be a sign at Highwood Junction! For the next 2-3 weeks, starting Tuesday Aug 5th, the road may be closed between Highwood Junction and Cataract Creek. This affects access to Raspberry Ridge and Mount Burke. Once all the culverts […]

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The Start to Pasque Mountain

July 30, 2014

Describes the start to Pasque Mountain after the 2013 flood.

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No Name Ridge

July 9, 2014

Aka Nameless Ridge down in the Highwood. Nowadays one parks in a lay-by on the left side, 14.2 km south of Highwood Pass, that is also the starting point for No Name (Nameless) Valley and Mist Mountain. Normally we walk the 9 km loop with No Name Valley in the clockwise direction, but  for a change […]

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Mt. Burke Re-route Trail

June 21, 2014

So we were out yesterday on the one fine day between rainy days looking to find a bypass to the flood damaged Salter Creek section. The sight of a river running down Salter Creek made us even more determined to find a better route. The bypass starts just before the north bank trail of Plateau Creek reaches Salter […]

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Mount Burke Proposed New Trail Section

June 13, 2014

The initial section of trail from the parking lot to where Salter Creek leaves Plateau Creek is in reasonable shape. However, post flood  the old route up Salter Creek is washed out and the creek is a time-consuming mess of rocks and deadfall. We are proposing a new 500m-long section of trail that will avoid […]

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Tunes for Trails

May 16, 2014

The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association is holding its 4th annual fundraiser, Tunes for Trails, 7:00 pm Saturday, May 24 at the Bragg Creek Community Centre. Tickets are still available in Bragg Creek from the Best Little Wordhouse in the West at 403 949-4995. Or, you can purchase on-line through PayPal (with your PayPal account or […]

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