Volunteer Trail Builders Celebrate Another Successful Year

The rustic log surroundings of the Snowbirds Chalet in Bragg Creek was the setting for this year’s GBCTA Volunteer Appreciation Event. The occasion held on the evening of November 2 saw the place filled with enthusiastic trail builders who gathered for a spaghetti feast prepared by Korner Kitchen.

The program hosted by President Con Schiebel included highlights of this year’s construction season presented by Alf Skrastins […]

2019-11-12T13:17:29-07:00November 12th, 2019|GBCTA|

XC Ski Trails in WBC Are Groomed and Ready to Go!

Given the recent early season snow events, the GBCTA ski groomers have gotten a jump on winter trail grooming. We acknowledge that all users can use ski trails until Dec.1, however we ask that the hard work of the groomers be respected as we try to take advantage of current conditions.  Non-skiers are requested to not use groomed WBC ski trails until April 1, 2020 in order to […]

2019-11-07T15:06:40-07:00November 7th, 2019|GBCTA|

TransCanada Trail Travel Restriction Removed

The GBCTA is lifting the temporary restriction on horses and narrow tired bikes on the West Bragg Creek Trail (WBCT) or TransCanada Trail (TCT) in Rocky View County (RVC) effective November 6, 2019. The temporary restrictions signage on the TransCanada Trail has been removed. This restriction in combination with recent GBCTA tread smoothing operations was successful in establishing a smooth frozen tread over virtually all of […]

2019-11-06T06:48:19-07:00November 6th, 2019|GBCTA|

Free CNC Ski Pass for GBCTA Volunteers

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 […]

2019-10-21T16:23:51-07:00October 20th, 2019|GBCTA, Recognition|

West Bragg Creek Trails Connect Visitors and Nature

On a beautiful day in the southern Alberta foothills, you can find the trails in West Bragg Creek by following a steady stream of vehicles to the trailhead. Some people make their way by foot or bike via the newly built Great Trail, which parallels the West Bragg Creek Road and Range […]

2019-09-19T16:14:13-07:00September 19th, 2019|GBCTA|

Ebikes are Permitted in WBC PRA – New Test Policy

Alberta Parks has officially launched an eBike pilot project at West Bragg Creek, Ribbon Creek, Glenbow Ranch and Fish Creek Parks.  The description of the new policy is found here.

EBikes have always been permitted on trails on the Public Land Use Zone, including most of the West Bragg Creek Trails but not in the WBC PRA (parking lot and a few […]

2019-08-29T16:57:07-07:00August 29th, 2019|GBCTA|

GBCTA Welcomes Supporters of The Great Trail

Greater Bragg Creek Trail Association was pleased to welcome supporters of The Great Trail of Canada for a summer hike on June 15. The hike was hosted by Laureen Harper, a National Champion of Trans Canada Trail (TCT), and was attended by around 40 supporters of The Great Trail, a national trail network that includes the West Bragg Creek Trail.

Other guests on the hike included broadcaster and Chair of […]

2019-08-02T13:55:19-07:00August 2nd, 2019|GBCTA|

Trail Building 101

 The culture of trail stewardship starts within our community. If you like recreating on trails, chances are you’ll really enjoy building and maintaining them too. Trail work is a little bit engineering; a little bit craft, ecology, user psychology, and a whole lot of labor, hopefully, labor of love. When in doubt, cut it out. Think Like Water!

Contents 

  1. Kananaskis Country History
  2. Where Do […]
2019-07-17T16:00:34-07:00July 17th, 2019|GBCTA|

July Volunteer Trail Days

We are having a super season out here on the trails with a record amount of early season maintenance being done. Thank you to everybody who has volunteered individually and to Steve at Birchcliff Energy and Fanny at Suncor Energy for organizing Group Trail Days. Combined with our volunteer Crew Leaders all of your efforts have made a noticeable difference!!!

Sending this quick reminder with July […]

2019-07-05T09:48:03-07:00July 3rd, 2019|GBCTA|

WBC Trails 2018 Summary

The 2018 summer trail work focused on maintenance, repairs and upgrades to the existing trail network. Work was done on 22.3 km of trails or 22.7% of the single-track network.

Single Track, All-Season Trails :

  • Braggin Rights . Cleaned drainage swales and culverts from parking lot to West Telephone junction (3.9 km). Fixed problem drainage areas and tread repairs between West Telephone and Merlin/Reconnect junction (0.7 […]
2019-06-29T14:28:31-07:00June 25th, 2019|GBCTA|