Alberta Parks wants to say thank you for volunteering Volunteers having registered 40 hours or more on Better Impact will qualify for a free ski pass at Canmore Nordic Centre. Those with greater than 20 hours but less than 40 qualify for a 1/2 price ski pass. Your name is on a list at the Nordic Centre so simply identify yourself at the front desk when you go. If you already purchased a pass you [...]
GBCTA has a strong team of volunteer groomers for fat bike treadsetting this year and would like to add another bike and tow device to our equipment arsenal. Our goal to fund the 2018/2019 fat bike operational expenses is $12,000. Our operations are 100% donor funded so your support goes directly into the trails you love. Your generosity is much appreciated. Please donate at the parking lot donation boxes or by visiting Canada Helps. Your [...]
This was a busy and productive summer for the GBCTA on WBC ski trails. Here are some of the projects that were completed: In partnership with Bragg Creek Excavating the GBCTA completed installation of 2 new bridges to cross creeks that previously had culverts which chronically froze creating dangerous ice flows. These were among the biggest projects GBCTA volunteers have ever undertaken involving the transport to site and placing of 64 tons of concrete bridge [...]
Trail Counter Installed on the TransCanada Trail (TCT) in the Hamlet of Bragg Creek The GBCTA installed a trail counter on the TCT in the Hamlet of Bragg Creek in October 2018. The trail counter can distinguish between cyclists and pedestrians. The GBCTA will provide trail count information to the public in 2019 once we have sufficient data. Thanks to TCT for supplying the trail counter to the GBCTA. Many thanks to Bill Hoyne, Conrad Schiebel, Mike Frena [...]
Emily Batty Project featuring XC Bragg Creek Mountain Bike Program The XC Bragg Creek Performance Program grooms young mountain bikers for competition By Tara Nolan Anyone who has mountain biked at Bragg Creek over the last few years has witnessed the evolution of the trail network—the parking lot itself has room for about 600 cars. That evolution also extends to the youth who live in the area and the efforts being made to introduce them [...]
Blues skies and sunshine welcomed celebrants at the official opening of 3 new recreational projects involving the GBCTA in West Bragg Creek. They are the linking of the “Great Trail” formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail from the Hamlet of Bragg Creek into Kananaskis Country. Also celebrated was the new Watershed Heritage Interpretive Trail combined with the major facelift to the trailhead infrastructure which adds more parking, improved signage and and washrooms. The GBCTA [...]
Community Trails include Banded Peak, Redwood, Centennial Trail and Trans Canada Trail. Our objective is to create pathways that connect our community and provide access for all residents of Bragg Creek.