Trans Canada Trail welcomes Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

August 11, 2011 | 3 comments

We are delighted to inform you that the newly opened Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park in Alberta has received Trans Canada Trail designation. This park offers breathtaking landscapes and fascinating historical features that we are proud to now count as part of our network. (Press release is available here.)

The Trans Canada Trail in Alberta, once complete, will be 2960 kilometres in length, connecting to Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Currently 1700 kilometres of land and water trails throughout the province are operational and open to the public, making Alberta more then 57% complete. The Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is a key and dramatic piece of the Trans Canada Trail that will greatly contribute to our dream of connecting all Canadians by 2017.

We would like to thank the Alberta TrailNet Board and Linda Strong-Watson for their support and commitment in making this happen.


  • I donated hundred Dollars a few weeks ago, and asked for a map. They returned a lot of paper to me but no map. You can get another donation of the same size, but I want an Alberta map of the trail first. Thank you and regards Fritz

    Fritz Beckmann  |  August 14th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

  • It’s great to include Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park as part of the Trail. My current understanding though is that the Trail is planned to head west out of Calgary along highway 8 and then down to West Bragg Creek to connect there with an existing part of the Trail heading into Kananaskis. This route would not go anywhere near Glenbow Park. Perhaps the planned route has changed? Its difficult to tell for sure what the planned route is – the mapping on the Web site is so bad…

    David Gariepy  |  November 17th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

  • Hello David,

    We continue to finalize the 2017 Connection Plan with our provincial and territorial partners. For specifics regarding the Alberta connection plan, you may wish to visit

    Trans Canada Trail is planning to launch a new website in December which will include an upgraded, interactive mapping feature. Stay tuned!

    Trans Canada Trail Team

    Trans Canada Trail  |  November 25th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

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